October 2023 Awareness Calendar: Ribbons for a Cause
Child Health Day, observed on the first Monday of October, serves as a reminder of the importance of prioritizing the well-being and future of our children. On this meaningful day, communities and families come together to promote healthy habits, provide essential healthcare, and support the growth and development of our youngest generation. It's a time to reflect on the significance of nurturing the physical, emotional, and mental health of children to ensure a brighter, healthier future for all.
Thu, Oct 5, 2023
Depression Screening Day, typically observed during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, is an important initiative aimed at raising awareness about depression and encouraging individuals to assess their mental health. On this day, many organizations offer free depression screenings and resources to help people identify and address symptoms of depression. It serves as a reminder of the significance of mental health and the importance of seeking support and treatment when needed, contributing to a greater understanding of depression and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health challenges.
Mental Health Matters Wristband
Thu, Oct 5, 2023
Do Something Nice Day, observed on October 5th, is a day dedicated to spreading kindness and goodwill. It encourages individuals to perform acts of kindness, both big and small, to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Whether it's offering a helping hand, giving a compliment, or engaging in a charitable gesture, this day serves as a reminder of the importance of empathy and generosity in creating a more compassionate and harmonious world.
Please check out our blog about Avery's Rhabdo 'Blast' Project for a great cause to donate to as a do something nice act of kindness.
Fri, Oct 6, 2023
World Cerebral Palsy Day, observed on the first Wednesday in October, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects motor skills and muscle tone. To show support and promote awareness, our green ribbon enamel pins and matching silicone wristbands are the perfect accessories. By wearing them, you can help spark conversations, spread knowledge, and demonstrate solidarity with individuals and families impacted by cerebral palsy, fostering a more inclusive and understanding world for all.
Mon, Oct 9, 2023
Indigenous People's Day, celebrated on the second Monday in October (often coinciding with Columbus Day), is a day dedicated to honoring and recognizing the cultures, contributions, and histories of Indigenous peoples in the Americas. It's a time to acknowledge the rich and diverse heritage of Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous communities while promoting awareness of the challenges they face. This day encourages reflection on the cultural resilience and enduring legacies of Indigenous peoples, as well as the ongoing efforts to support their rights and well-being.
Please check out National Indigenous Women's Resource Center to learn more about how you can support stopping violence against native women.
Tue, Oct 10, 2023
World Mental Health Day, observed on October 10th, is a global day of awareness and advocacy for mental health issues. Our green ribbon enamel pins and matching silicone wristbands are powerful symbols of support for mental health awareness. By wearing them, you can join the movement to destigmatize mental health, encourage open conversations, and show solidarity with those affected by mental health challenges. Together, we can promote a more compassionate and understanding approach to mental well-being and work towards a mentally healthier world for everyone.
BPD Awareness Ribbon
Bipolar Awareness Ribbon
Suicide Awareness Ribbon
Suicide Survivor Awareness Ribbon
Fuck Suicide Awareness Ribbon
Fuck Suicide Wristbands
I Matter, You Matter Wristbands
Tue, Oct 10, 2023
World Homeless Day, observed on October 10th, is a global initiative that seeks to raise awareness about homelessness and inspire action to address this pressing issue. It's a day to reflect on the challenges faced by individuals experiencing homelessness, promote compassion, and support initiatives aimed at providing shelter, assistance, and opportunities for those in need. World Homeless Day serves as a reminder of the importance of community efforts and social policies to combat homelessness and ensure that everyone has a safe and stable place to call home.
To make a financial impact please check out Cloud Covered Streets. Their mobile unit offers free showers, laundry services, haircuts, new clothing, supplies, letters home, and employment opportunities to those currently dealing with homeless instability.
Wed, Oct 11, 2023
National Coming Out Day, observed on October 11th, is a day of empowerment and celebration for LGBTQIA+ individuals. It's an opportunity for people to share their authentic selves with their friends, family, and communities. Our collection of LGBTQIA+ pride flag, pronoun, and proud parent enamel pins provides a meaningful and visible way for individuals and their allies to show support, solidarity, and love during this important day and throughout the year.
LGBTQ Rainbow Pride Flag Enamel Pin
LGBTQ Rainbow Pride Heart Enamel Pin
LGBTQ Proud Parent Enamel Pin
LGBTQ Ally Pride Flag Enamel Pin
Pansexual Pride Flag Enamel Pin
Pansexual Pride Flag Heart Enamel Pin
Asexual Pride Flag Enamel Pin
Lesbian Pride Flag Enamel Pin
Butch Lesbian Pride Flag Enamel Pin
Bear Pride Flag Enamel Pin
Polyamorous Pride Flag Enamel Pin
Poly Pride Flag Enamel Pin
Genderqueer Pride Flag Enamel Pin
Nonbinary Pride Flag Enamel Pin
Nonbinary Proud Parent Enamel Pin
Nonbinary They/Them Pronoun Enamel Pin
Transgender Pride Flag Enamel Pin
Transgender Pride Flag Heart Enamel Pin
Transgender Proud Parent Enamel Pin
Transgender She/Her Pronoun Enamel Pin
Transgender He/Him Pronoun Enamel Pin
Wed, Oct 11, 2023
National Stop Bullying Day, observed on the second Wednesday in October, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the harmful effects of bullying and promoting kindness, empathy, and respect among individuals. Our blue awareness ribbons serve as a visible symbol of support for this cause. By wearing them, you can contribute to the message that bullying is unacceptable and that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and kindness. Let's stand together on National Stop Bullying Day to create a safer and more inclusive environment for all.
Thu, Oct 12, 2023
World Sight Day, celebrated on the second Thursday of October, is an annual event that focuses on global eye health and the importance of vision care. Our eyeglasses enamel pins are a fitting accessory to commemorate this day, serving as a reminder of the significance of good vision and the need for regular eye check-ups. By wearing these pins, you can show your support for initiatives aimed at improving access to eye care and promoting eye health worldwide, ultimately helping to prevent avoidable vision impairment and blindness.
Eyeglasses Enamel Pins
Thu, Oct 12, 2023
National Savings Day, observed on October 12th, is a day dedicated to encouraging people to take a proactive approach to their finances and savings. It serves as a reminder to review financial goals, set up savings plans, and make prudent financial decisions. Whether it's starting an emergency fund, contributing to a retirement account, or simply budgeting wisely, National Savings Day promotes financial literacy and responsibility, helping individuals secure their financial future and achieve their long-term aspirations.
Fri, Oct 13, 2023
Metastatic Breast Cancer Day, observed on October 13th, is a day of awareness and support for individuals living with advanced or metastatic breast cancer. It serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges and unique needs of those facing this advanced stage of the disease. On this day, communities and organizations come together to provide information, resources, and compassion to individuals and families affected by metastatic breast cancer, emphasizing the importance of research, treatment options, and emotional support in their journey.
Metastatic Breast Cancer has it's own unique ribbon of three colors - teal, pink and green. We are working on adding them to our shop. We do have pink options, but want to recognize that MBC does have its own ribbon color.
Pink and Black Wristbands
Sat, Oct 14, 2023
National Dessert Day, celebrated on October 14th, is a delightful occasion to satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in your favorite treats. Whether you crave a decadent slice of cake, a scoop of ice cream, or a gooey chocolate brownie, this day is all about savoring the delectable world of desserts. It's the perfect excuse to treat yourself and share delicious confections with loved ones, celebrating the joy that sweet treats bring to our lives.
If you'd like to help someone in need enjoy a dessert, please consider a donation to Osceola County Food Angels.
Sun, Oct 15, 2023
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, observed on October 15th, is a day of remembrance and support for those who have experienced the heartbreaking loss of a pregnancy or an infant. Our pink and blue awareness ribbon enamel pins provide a thoughtful way to show compassion and solidarity with individuals and families who have faced this tragedy. By wearing these pins, you can raise awareness of the emotional challenges that many people endure and offer your support in acknowledging their grief, all while fostering a more empathetic and understanding community.
Pink and Blue Swirl Warrior Wristbands
Mon, Oct 16, 2023
World Food Day, observed on October 16th, is a global event that aims to raise awareness about hunger, food security, and the importance of access to nutritious food for all. It's a day to reflect on the challenges of food scarcity and promote solutions to eradicate hunger worldwide. World Food Day encourages individuals, communities, and governments to take action, support sustainable agricultural practices, and advocate for policies that ensure everyone has enough to eat. By coming together on this day, we can work towards a world where no one goes to bed hungry.
A fantastic group to donate to help food insecurity is Dion's Chicago Dream. They provide community fridges supplied with fresh foods in food desert communities in the Chicago Area. They do more than fridges but that part of the program is our favorite. Everyone should have access to fresh foods. Please check out Dion's Chicago Dream and consider making a donation to help the cause.
Fri, Oct 20, 2023
National Mammography Day, celebrated on the third Friday in October, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection. It serves as a reminder for women to schedule mammograms, a crucial tool in detecting breast cancer in its early and more treatable stages. This day emphasizes the significance of regular screenings and encourages women to take proactive steps towards maintaining their breast health, ultimately contributing to improved outcomes and saving lives.
Pink and Black Wristbands
Sun, Oct 22, 2023
National Nut Day, celebrated on October 22nd, is a day dedicated to honoring the wide variety of nuts that contribute to our diets and offer numerous health benefits. Nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, and peanuts, are rich in essential nutrients, healthy fats, and proteins. This day serves as a reminder to enjoy these delicious and nutritious snacks, whether as a quick bite or as part of your favorite recipes. National Nut Day also highlights the importance of incorporating nuts into a balanced diet for improved overall health and well-being.
Sun, Oct 22, 2023
Stuttering Awareness Day, observed on October 22nd, is an important occasion to raise awareness about stuttering and its impact on individuals. It's worth noting that several well-known celebrities, including President Joe Biden, actor Samuel L. Jackson, and musician Ed Sheeran, have openly shared their experiences with stuttering. Their stories serve as powerful examples of how individuals can overcome speech challenges and achieve success in their respective fields. Stuttering Awareness Day encourages understanding, support, and acceptance for people who stutter, helping to break down barriers and reduce the stigma associated with this speech disorder.
Tue, Oct 24, 2023
National Pumpkin Day, celebrated on October 26th, is a delightful occasion to embrace the spirit of autumn and the beloved pumpkin in all its forms. Our multiple color pumpkin enamel pins provide a charming way to showcase your love for this seasonal icon. Whether you prefer traditional orange pumpkins, or you appreciate the vibrant diversity of pumpkin varieties, these pins are a perfect accessory to celebrate the day. You can wear them proudly and add a touch of festive flair to your outfit, home decor, or accessories, enhancing the joy of this autumnal holiday.
Sat, Oct 28, 2023
National First Responders Day, celebrated on October 28th, is a day to honor and express gratitude to the dedicated men and women who are the first to arrive at the scene of emergencies and disasters. These courageous individuals, including firefighters, paramedics, police officers, and emergency medical personnel, play a vital role in protecting and saving lives in our communities. On this day, communities and organizations often host events and activities to show support and appreciation for the selfless work of first responders, recognizing their unwavering commitment to public safety and well-being.
Sun, Oct 29, 2023
World Psoriasis Day, observed on October 29th, is an international day of awareness and action dedicated to people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. It serves to raise understanding of these chronic skin conditions, reduce stigmatization, and advocate for improved treatment and care. On this day, various organizations and individuals come together to offer support, share information, and promote research efforts aimed at finding better therapies and ultimately improving the quality of life for those affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
October 23rd to October 31st, 2023
Red Ribbon Week, observed annually from October 23rd to October 31st, is a nationwide campaign in the United States that promotes drug prevention and education. Our red ribbon enamel pins are a powerful symbol of your commitment to a drug-free and healthy lifestyle during this important week. By wearing them, you can show your support for drug prevention efforts, raise awareness about the risks of substance abuse, and encourage positive choices among individuals and communities. Red Ribbon Week serves as a reminder of the importance of staying drug-free and fostering a safe and drug-resistant society.
Bullying Prevention Month, observed throughout October, is a dedicated time to raise awareness about the harmful effects of bullying and to promote a culture of kindness, respect, and inclusion. Our teal awareness ribbons serve as a visible symbol of support for this important cause. By wearing them, you can contribute to the message that bullying is unacceptable and that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and kindness. During Bullying Prevention Month, let's stand together against bullying and work towards creating safe and supportive environments for all individuals, particularly our youth.
Teal Heart Enamel Pins
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrated throughout October, is a significant time for raising awareness about breast cancer, honoring survivors, and supporting those currently battling the disease. Our pink awareness ribbon enamel pins, survivor pins, warrior pins, and extensive collection of silicone wristbands with messages of support offer a meaningful way to show solidarity with those affected by breast cancer.
Pink and Black Wristbands
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month, observed throughout October, is a time of remembrance and support for families who have experienced the profound loss of a pregnancy or an infant. Our blue and pink awareness ribbon enamel pins offer a thoughtful way to show compassion and solidarity with those affected by this heartbreaking tragedy. By wearing these pins, you can raise awareness of the emotional challenges that many people endure and offer your support in acknowledging their grief, all while fostering a more empathetic and understanding community. Together, we can honor the memory of the precious lives lost and provide comfort to those who have experienced such a painful loss.
Liver Cancer Awareness Month, observed throughout October, is a critical time to raise awareness about liver cancer and support those affected by this disease. Our yellow enamel pins and black and yellow silicone wristbands with messages of support offer a meaningful way to show solidarity with individuals battling liver cancer and their families. By wearing them, you can raise awareness, provide encouragement, and emphasize the importance of early detection and prevention. These accessories also serve as a reminder of the ongoing fight against liver cancer and the need for continued research and support for patients. Together, we can make a positive impact in the battle against liver cancer.
Yellow Awareness Ribbon Enamel Pins
Yellow Awareness Ribbon Keychain
Yellow and White Wristbands
Black and Yellow Wristbands
Dysautonomia Awareness Month, observed throughout October, is a time to increase awareness and understanding of dysautonomia, a group of disorders that affect the autonomic nervous system. Our green awareness ribbon enamel pins provide a meaningful way to show support for those living with dysautonomia and their families. By wearing these pins, you can help raise awareness about this often underrecognized condition, promote research, and offer solidarity to individuals facing the challenges of dysautonomia. Together, we can work towards better diagnosis, treatment, and support for those affected by these disorders.
ADHD Awareness Month, celebrated throughout October, is an important time to shed light on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and promote understanding and support for individuals affected by it. Our orange ribbon enamel pins and silicone wristbands with messages of support offer a tangible way to show solidarity with those dealing with ADHD.
As someone recently diagnosed and medicated for ADHD, your message carries special significance. Encouraging others to seek help and support from medical advisors is a crucial step in addressing ADHD effectively. By wearing these accessories, you not only raise awareness but also provide a lifeline for others who may be questioning their own or a loved one's ADHD diagnosis. Together, we can foster a more compassionate and informed society, ensuring that those with ADHD receive the help they need to thrive. Thank you for sharing your message of support and encouragement during ADHD Awareness Month.
Orange Awareness Ribbon Enamel Pins
Orange Survivor Awareness Ribbon Enamel Pins
Orange Warrior Awareness Ribbon Enamel Pins
Orange and White Wristbands
Black and Orange Wristbands
Orange Awareness Ribbon Keychain
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, observed throughout October, is a critical time to raise awareness about this heartbreaking phenomenon and promote safe sleep practices for infants. Our pink and blue awareness ribbon enamel pins serve as poignant symbols of support for SIDS awareness.
By wearing these pins, you can help draw attention to the importance of safe sleep environments for babies, educate parents and caregivers about reducing SIDS risks, and show empathy for families who have experienced the loss of an infant due to SIDS. Together, we can work to reduce the incidence of SIDS and support affected families as they navigate this unimaginable tragedy.
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed throughout October, is a critical time to shine a light on the issue of domestic violence and show support for survivors. Our purple awareness ribbon enamel pins provide a meaningful way to symbolize your commitment to raising awareness about domestic violence and offering solidarity to survivors.
By wearing these pins, you help send a powerful message that domestic violence is unacceptable and that survivors should be heard, believed, and supported. Your advocacy contributes to the collective effort to end domestic violence, raise awareness about its devastating impact, and provide resources and assistance to those in need.
Together, we can create a safer and more compassionate society where domestic violence is eradicated, and survivors can heal and thrive. Thank you for your dedication to this important cause during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Purple and White Wristbands
AIDS Awareness Month, observed throughout October, is a time to focus on raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, supporting individuals affected by the virus, and promoting education and prevention efforts. Our red ribbon pins are a powerful symbol of solidarity in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
By wearing these pins, you help spread awareness, reduce stigma, and emphasize the importance of testing, treatment, and prevention. AIDS Awareness Month serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges posed by HIV/AIDS and the need for continued research, support, and advocacy to combat the virus.
Together, we can work towards a world where HIV/AIDS is better understood, prevented, and where those living with the virus receive the care and support they deserve. Thank you for your commitment to this important cause during AIDS Awareness Month.
Healthy Lung Month, which takes place throughout October, our white ribbons and wristbands serve as symbols of support for lung health and the importance of clean air and healthy lungs. Wearing these accessories helps raise awareness about the significance of maintaining lung health and reducing the risks associated with lung diseases.
By donning these white ribbons and wristbands, you can encourage conversations about lung health, advocate for clean air initiatives, and promote healthy lifestyle choices that benefit your respiratory well-being. Together, we can work towards better lung health and improved air quality for all. Thank you for your commitment to this important cause during Healthy Lung Month.
White and Black Wristbands
National Spina Bifida Month, observed throughout October, is dedicated to increasing awareness about Spina Bifida, a congenital condition that affects the spine and spinal cord development. The green ribbons are a symbol of support for individuals living with Spina Bifida and their families.
One significant statistic about Spina Bifida is that it is one of the most common birth defects related to the nervous system, affecting approximately 1 in every 1,000 births in the United States. This statistic underscores the importance of raising awareness, supporting research, and providing resources to those affected by Spina Bifida to improve their quality of life and promote better outcomes.
National Book Month, celebrated throughout October, is a wonderful time to embrace the joy of reading and support initiatives that promote literacy and book access. One inspiring cause to consider supporting is our favorite TikTok creator 'Storybookmaze,' a radical street librarian working to increase book access in Baltimore's book deserts.
By contributing to 'Storybookmaze's' efforts to provide free books to underserved communities, you can help make a positive impact on literacy rates and access to educational resources. Supporting such initiatives during National Book Month not only encourages a love for reading but also strengthens communities and empowers individuals through knowledge and learning. Plus, 'Storybookmaze' is a REALLY good storyteller. Giving her a follow for heartwarming content is definitely worth the Tiktok follow.
To celebrate Dental Hygiene Month and show appreciation for your dental hygienist (DH), consider doing something kind and thoughtful to acknowledge their hard work and dedication to your oral health. You could:
1. Write a Thank-You Note: Express your gratitude with a handwritten note, thanking them for their excellent care and professionalism.
2. Bring a Small Gift: A small token of appreciation, such as a potted plant, a box of chocolates, or a gift card to a local café, can brighten their day.
3. Leave a Positive Review: If you've had a positive experience with your DH, consider leaving a positive online review to help their practice and boost their morale.
4. Recommend Their Services: Share your positive experiences with friends and family and recommend your dental hygienist's services to others.
5. Practice Good Oral Hygiene: The best way to show appreciation for your dental hygienist is by following their advice and maintaining excellent oral hygiene between visits. Taking a moment to recognize and thank your dental hygienist not only makes their job more rewarding but also strengthens the patient-provider relationship for continued dental care.
Vegetarian Month, celebrated throughout October, is a time to promote and celebrate a vegetarian lifestyle, which involves abstaining from the consumption of meat and adopting a diet primarily based on plant-based foods. It's an opportunity to raise awareness about the environmental, ethical, and health benefits of vegetarianism, as well as to encourage people to explore delicious and nutritious meatless meal options. Whether you're a long-time vegetarian or simply curious about reducing your meat intake, Vegetarian Month offers a chance to discover the many flavors and benefits of plant-based eating.
Vegan and Vegetarian is different, but we'd hate to not take a chance and promote our friend Randi at Salt and Sparkle's book Vegan Family. Salt and Sparkle have lots of beautiful handcrafted gifts! (gotta plug our friends!)
Polish American Heritage Month, observed throughout October, is a time to celebrate and recognize the rich cultural contributions of Polish Americans to the United States. It provides an opportunity to honor the history, traditions, and achievements of Polish Americans, who have made significant contributions to various aspects of American life, including art, science, politics, and cuisine. During this month, events, festivals, and educational programs often take place to showcase and preserve the Polish American heritage, fostering appreciation and understanding of this vibrant culture within the broader American tapestry.
Italian American Heritage Month, celebrated throughout October, is a time to honor and celebrate the contributions and cultural heritage of Italian Americans to the United States. This observance recognizes the influence of Italian culture on various aspects of American society, including art, music, cuisine, science, and more. During this month, events and festivities often take place, highlighting the achievements and traditions of Italian Americans and promoting a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage within the American mosaic. It's a time for Italian Americans and the broader community to come together and appreciate the richness of Italian culture and its enduring impact on American life.
Filipino American History Month, celebrated throughout October, is a time to commemorate and honor the contributions and heritage of Filipino Americans to the United States. This observance recognizes the historical and cultural significance of Filipino Americans, who have played pivotal roles in various fields, including politics, arts, sports, and more. During this month, events, exhibitions, and educational programs often take place to showcase the achievements and traditions of Filipino Americans and promote a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage within the American tapestry. It's an opportunity to celebrate the diverse and vibrant Filipino American community and their lasting impact on American society.
National Cookbook Month, celebrated throughout October, is a delightful occasion for food enthusiasts and home chefs to explore the world of culinary creativity. It's a time to dust off your favorite cookbooks, discover new recipes, and experiment with different cuisines. Whether you're passionate about baking, grilling, or international dishes, this month offers a chance to celebrate the joy of cooking and the art of creating delicious meals at home. It's also an excellent opportunity to share your culinary creations with friends and family, fostering a love for good food and the joy of cooking together.
One of our favorite online chef's to follow is Chef John. He's entertaining, makes tough dishes easy and has yet to let us down. It's not a cookbook but it is the modern day cookbook!