One of the biggest tools we have to fight health conditions is the power of human connection. That’s why awareness months, weeks, and days are so important.

UME would like to rally together to both spread awareness and show support.

During the month of October, educational and fundraising efforts will be made in support of:

Breast Cancer – National Breast Cancer Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer and educates people about the importance of early screening, test, and more.

On Thursday, October 8, UME will wear their favorite pink shirt in honor of those affected by the disease and participate in a sweepstake game which all proceeds will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

For more information or to donate: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awarenes…

Mental Health- World Mental Health Day- is observed on October 10 every year with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

Each of us can make a contribution to ensure that people dealing with mental health issues can live better lives.

The stigma attached to mental health makes it more difficult for those affected to pursue help. The best way to deal with stigma is through facts and education.

To help spread the news about World Mental Health Day. Go to: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-mental-health-day

Down Syndrome- National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. During this month, we celebrate people with Down Syndrome and emphasize their abilities and accomplishments.

Children born with Down Syndrome have continuously proven they have the ability to live both happy and long lives. Given medical advancements and continued education, those living with Down Syndrome today are given many opportunities to prove to themselves, anything is possible!

For more information or to donate: www.globaldownsyndrome.org