September 2022 Marketing Days

Sweaters, football, and pumpkin spice everything! When September hits, we are ready for fall. But not so fast! The official start of autumn is not until September 22 - so don’t put away those bathing suits and sunscreen just yet! September is full of warm, sunny days - so soak them up!


National Preparedness Month


Not meant to cause alarm or undue panic or stress, National Preparedness Month, was created to educate Americans to simply be prepared. Disasters - either natural or man-made - can cause devastating and long-lasting consequences. We should try our best to be prepared in case such an event occurs. National Preparedness Month was created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) three years after the September 11 attacks. This month was chosen not only because of terrorist attacks on our nation, but also because the Atlantic hurrican season peaks during the middle of the month. Every home should have an emergency evacuation plan, and run a drill or two each year. Also have some emergency/disaster supplies on hand.


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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month


Ovarian Cancer is the leading cause of death in women in the United States. While this a sobering fact, September is the month to educate women about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer - it can help save a life! According to the Mayo Clinic some of the signs and symptoms for ovarian cancer include: abdominal bloating or swelling, quickly feeling full when eating weight loss, discomfort in the pelvic area fatigue, back pain, changes in bowel habits, such as constipation and a frequent need to urinate. Women who are suffering with these symptoms should consult with the primary care physician. Teal ribbons are also worn to support women who have battled or are currently battling ovarian cancer.


Prostate Cancer Awareness Month


Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men after skin cancer. While often found in men over the age of 50, this year it is estimated 268,490 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer according to cancer.net. While treatable through surgery and radiation, it is important to know the symptoms of prostate cancer to catch the disease early - giving you your best chance of survival. According to the CDC, you should see your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms: difficulty starting urination, weak or interrupted flow of urine, frequent urination, especially at night, difficulty emptying the bladder completely, pain or burning during urination, blood in the urine or semen or pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn’t go away. Light blue ribbons are worn in support of those men who have battled or are currently battling prostate cancer.


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September 3 - National Doodle Day


A geometric cube, a flower or just a couple of stick figures - no matter what our level of talent, everybody doodles. Today let’s celebrate those scribbles! A doodle is a drawing that is made when your mind is occupied by something else - like in a meeting or on a phone call. But don’t feel bad about doodling! Research has shown that “doodles can have long-term neurological and physical effects.” Doodling can calm the body, break a creative block and even help you process information faster.


September 5 - Labor Day


Many people think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer. Flip-flops and bathing suits are put away and we get ready for fall. But Labor Day has much more significance. Always celebrated on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is the culmination of protests from thousands of American workers for low wages and poor working conditions. Enjoy your eight-hour work day? Weekends off? The protests (and deaths) of the American worker let you enjoy these luxuries today. So, have a cook-out, enjoy one last day at the beach or just relax! You have labored hard - enjoy your day off!


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September 7 - National Beer Lovers Day


Whether it is in a mug, bottle or can, enjoying a cold beer on a hot day is refreshing! It seems most everyone has their favorite brand, but whether you like a stout, a lager or an ale - beer drinkers rejoice today! Beer has been a beverage for thousands of years and remains a popular drink all over the globe. Breweries are being opened all over the United States every day with their own special recipes. So head to your local pub or bar and have an ice cold beer today! Cheers!


September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day


While it is not a cheery topic, it is an important one that needs to be discussed openly. According to the World Health Organization a person takes their own life every 40 seconds. This equals 800,000 deaths a year. Suicide is the the leading cause of death among people age 15 to 29. In addition, for every suicide there are as many 40 attempted suicides. These are hard and sobering statistics so it is important to help our friends and loved ones get the support they need though counseling and mental health services. If you or someone you love is struggling, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The hotline is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week and provides free confidential support to those in distress.


September 11 - Patriot’s Day


On this day we remember the brave men and women who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The nearly 3,000 lives that were lost include those aboard the planes, those who worked inside the buildings that were attacked and the many first responders who went into the disaster when so many were trying to get out. On this day we come together as a nation to remember the many lives that were lost. Each year flags are lowered to half-staff and there is a nation-wide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EST (when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center).


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