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Birthstone: Sapphire


Flower of the month: Aster


Health Awareness: Bladder Awareness Month


Prostate Cancer Awareness Month


Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month


National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is an annual national health campaign

organized by major childhood cancer organizations to increase awareness of

pediatric cancer and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis,

treatment and cure.


National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Sponsor: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


September is Pain Awareness Month in the United States.


The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) declared this month to “raise public

awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management.”


Holidays and Events:


Labor Day Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor

movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American

workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made

to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.


10th – World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), on 10 September, is organized by

the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO has been co-sponsor

of the day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide

can be prevented.


11th - Patriot Day In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year

in memory of the people killed in the September 11 attacks of the year 2001.

Grandparents Day National Grandparents Day falls each year on the first Sunday after

Labor Day. It was initiated at the grassroots level by West Virginian Marian Lucille

Herndon McQuade, with the behind-the-scenes support of her husband Joseph L.



Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of atonement)

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah actually means “Head of the Year.” Just like the

head controls the body, our actions on Rosh Hashanah have a tremendous impact on

the rest of the year. Together with Yom Kippur (which follows 10 days later), it is part of

the Yamim Nora'im (Days of Awe, or: High Holidays).


22 or 23rd - Autumnal Equinox occurs depending on the location

Autumnal equinox, two moments in the year when the Sun is exactly above the

Equator and day and night are of equal length; also, either of the two points in the sky

where the ecliptic (the Sun’s annual pathway) and the celestial equator intersect. In the

Northern Hemisphere the autumnal equinox falls about September 22 or 23, as the

Sun crosses the celestial equator going south. In the Southern Hemisphere the equinox

occurs on March 20 or 21, when the Sun moves north across the celestial equator.

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