UME would like to rally together to both spread awareness and show support for many health holidays.
During September, educational and fundraising efforts will be made in support of:
Childhood Cancer- Childhood Cancer Awareness month was designated to bring awareness to Childhood Cancer and emphasize the importance of research. Because it affects the whole family and community, Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) provides a variety of tips and services that enhance healing and care for children and their families dealing with cancer.
It is with great honor that we shed light on the CCRF and its importance in the fight against Childhood Cancer.
For additional resources you can visit https://childrenscancer.org/resources-for-families/.
If you would like to donate to the cause, you may do so here.
For more information visit: www.childrenscancer.org
Alzheimer’s- World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.
UME will be participating in World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st by wearing purple and making monetary donations here. If you would like to participate, please upload a picture of you in your favorite purple shirt or donate directly to the cause.
For more information visit: www.worldalzmonth.org
Suicide Prevention- World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention.
This year, WSPD will take place on Thursday, September 10. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented. UME will participate in 5 minutes of total silence on September 10th beginning at 9:10am to show respect for those whom have been affected by suicide.
If you would like to donate to the cause you may do so here.
For more information visit: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org