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Monthly Archives: February 2016

One Last Hoorah! Today: Mardi Gras. Tomorrow: Lent.

Mardi Gras & Lent

Celebrate Mardi Gras today in preparation for Lent to begin tomorrow. Those unfamiliar with the liturgical calendar of much of the Christian community tend to think of Mardi Gras as an all-out carnival, where everyone lets loose with no thought of the consequences. It might seem a little crazy, then, that Mardi Gras is actually

Super Bowl 50: Broncos vs. Panthers

Super Bowl 50

The Broncos and Panthers will square off at Super Bowl 50 on February 7th in Santa Clara, California. Not only is the Super Bowl – indisputably the most celebrated sporting event in the entire country – just around the corner, it’s a historical one. The upcoming contest is Super Bowl 50, meaning it marks five decades of

Want to Prevent Heart Disease & Stroke? Wear Red Today!

Wear Red Day for Heart Disease & Stroke

It’s National Wear Red Day! Grab your red clothing to help spread the message about preventing heart disease and stroke! If you were to guess the leading cause of death in American women, what would come to mind? While most people immediately leap to cancer, there’s actually a larger health problem facing women in our

How Will You Observe World Cancer Day?

World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day! Here are a few things we can do in observance. February 4th has been declared World Cancer Day. Most of us will agree that this in an important observance, but we may not necessarily know how to get involved. Fortunately, there are resources that can point us in the right direction! We’d

No More! The 6th is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The UN observes International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on February 6th. There’s an international violation of human rights that’s as revolting as it is appallingly common. Female genital mutilation (FGM) has affected over 140 million girls and women. Tragically, it’s practiced nearly everywhere, from Africa to Asia to Latin America. The