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Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Welcome to the largest civic observance in the world, Earth Day. Every year on April 22nd since 1970, Earth Day is observed through a combination of education, public policy and consumer campaigns whose objective is to reduce pollution, mobilize clean up efforts and curb global warming. Earth Day’s network is now 1 billion people and nearly 192 countries strong and growing! 2019’s campaign is focused on protecting threatened and endangered species. This list includes coral reefs, bees and other various insects, whales, elephants and giraffes who are all at a real risk of extinction but can also…

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World Health Day

Today, April 7th, is World Health Day. World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7th dating back to 1950. World Health Day is sponsored by the World Health Organization ( @who ) as one of their eight official global health campaigns which they organize to draw worldwide attention to a major healthcare subject. 2019’s World Health Day main focus is UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE. The campaign aims to help people better understand what universal health care means at its core- what services should be available to all and where. WHO also offers visual materials to help…

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ED Awareness Week

#kingstoncares about you & you care about the ones you love. Chances are, you know someone in your life who struggles with their relationship with food. If that’s the case, please read this. • This week (2/25-3/3) is National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) week. 2019 NEDA’s theme is “Come As You Are” which “highlights the movement towards inclusivity in the greater Eating Disorder community and our goal of unifying the field of eating disorders.” • There are several resources/places/people you can and should look to or contact for help when dealing with the struggle associated with eating disorder but we’re going…

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World Cancer Day

February 4th is World Cancer Day. 2019 marks the beginning of the “I Am And I Will” campaign- a three year empowering call-to-action campaign urging for personal commitment. “I Am And I Will” represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future. World Cancer Day is organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) & celebrated each year on Feb 4, is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable deaths and suffering from cancer. It’s a collective rally cry for all of us. Kingston REM is dedicated the the case with…

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National Blood Donor Month

Our #kingstoncares inaugural post features the Red Cross National Blood Donor Month in January! National Blood Donor Month has been observed in Jan. since 1970 with the goal of increasing blood donations during winter- one of the most difficult times to collect enough blood to meet demand. And just because January is the “official” month doesn’t mean it’s a once a year type thing. You can donate blood every two weeks so let’s make a habit of it! Your donation can inspire others and, well, we’d be lying if we didn’t hope this whole #kingstoncares didn’t catch on and inspire…

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