Yesterday was World Water Day, but it's not too late to donate to a water cause. According to waterday.org, 750 million people lack access to safe water. Wateraid.org has found that over half a million infants die within their first month of life each year due to the lack of hygenic conditions. In Mali, for example, one in seventeen women will lose their child to infection during her lifetime compared to one in 2,958 of women in the United States. These two organizations are
Today is Give Kids A Smile Day! Give Kids A Smile was launched by the American Dental Association back in 2003 as a way for dentists across the country to join with their community and provide dental care to underserved children. This volunteer effort is a very moving project that helps hundreds of thousands. Each year, approximately 350,000 children benefit from Give Kids Smile events. To learn how to get involved, visit http://www.givekidsasmile.org/VolunteerOpportunities.
In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we’d like to take a moment to talk about Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an organization that provides safe and effect cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries, as well as postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in mid to low income countries. They not only provide these services as charity, but they also participate and contribute to research for the prevention, treatment, and eradication of cleft lip and c
Today is the last day of Congenital Heart Defects Awarenes Week. The above flyer is from Little Hearts, and they also have an information sheet here with some usefull information about CHDs, the most common type of birth defect. There are many 35 types of CHDs, and sadly most don't show signs or symptoms. A few signs or symptoms that might present, as listed on Mended Little Hears are Rapid breathing Cyanosis (bluish coloring of the tongue, lips, skin and/or fingernail beds)
February 9-15th is Random Acts of Kindness Week. Too often these days we hear stories about people being rude or hateful, and listening tends to dampen our mood and make us think the worst. But we know that people are ultimately good, so to combat all the negativity this week we encourage people take a moment out of their lives to do one kind thing for somebody. Become a RAKtavist here and participate in the Random Acts of Kindness Week. We will be celebrating all week, doing