Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Purple Ribbon

The other day I noticed that one of my son's teachers was wearing a purple ribbon. I wondered what it meant, but didn't have the chance to ask her during that chaotic time of picking up my five year old from school.

So I looked it up and found a purple ribbon symbolizes: pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, domestic violence, ADD, Alzheimer's, religious tolerance, animal abuse, the victims of 9/11 including the police and firefighters, Crohn's disease and colitis, cystic fibrosis, lupus, leimyosarcoma, and fibromyalgia, infand and childhood stroke, and children left in cars.

It turns out that the Association for the Education of Young Children are celebrating young child month. To me it seems as if April almost has as many meanings as the purple ribbon. All the parents from my son's school were given a calendar of activities and a purple ribbon to wear.

At the current time there are events in my area going on that are related to: Autism Awareness Month, Month of the Young Child, Earth Day (coming up soon!), Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Gay and Transgendered Week (ends today), Victims of Crime Week (ends today), Exceptional Child Week (ends today). It is also supposed to be Alcohol Abuse Awareness month, but haven't heard anything about that around here. Anyway, what a busy month!!

1 comment:

Marla said...

I guess that is one thing I don't like about the ribbon campaigns. I have never liked the puzzle ribbon either. A lot of people like them though.

Thanks for the e-mail! I am catching up on some blogs from being "away" all weekend and will be writing you back real soon! Have a good night!