Thursday, February 01, 2007

The month of February

February's Pirate

A pirate with an eye patch seemed down at a bar. The bartender asked, "What's wrong?" The pirate replied, "Arrrgh, they wanted me to be a teacher... but I only had one pupil!"

American Heart Month

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX

Too few people realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women (and men), but the good news is heart disease largely can be prevented. Spreading the Go Red For Women message Love Your Heart raises awareness of heart disease and empowers women to reduce their risk.

National Children's Dental Health Month

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

The American Dental Association held the first national observance of Children's Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949. This single day observance became a week-long event in 1955. In 1981, the program was extended to a month-long celebration known today as National Children's Dental Health Month.

Since 1941, the observance has grown from a two-city event into a nationwide program. NCDHM messages reach millions of people in communities across the country and at numerous armed service bases abroad. Local observances often include poster, coloring, and essay contests, and health fairs.

National Burn Awareness Week

Shriners International Headquarters
P.O. Box 31356
Tampa, FL 33631
(813) 281-0300

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 pediatric hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Mexico providing specialized care for orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. All services are provided at no charge.

Eligibility for care is not based on financial need or relationship to a Shriner.
If you know of a child Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, please call our toll-free patient referral line:
In the U.S.: 1-800-237-5055.

In Canada: 1-800-361-7256.

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020

Many of you learned of Prevent Blindness America after your child was screened for a vision problem. Unfortunately, far too many children don't get the vision care they need. That's why Prevent Blindness America has worked with Congress and allies in the vision community to introduce the Vision Care for Kids Act. This legislation would help provide children at risk for vision problems with access to eye exams and follow up care.

Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

Group B Strep International
61 Carver Road
West Wareham, MA 02576
(508) 273-7247

Protect your baby from Group B Strep (GBS) — it’s preventable!
Worldwide, Group B streptococcus is a leading infectious killer of newborns. It is the leading cause of blood infection and meningitis in newborns. The good news is that it can be prevented, and you can help!

In regions where awareness and prevention efforts have been implemented, infant deaths from GBS have decreased as much as 70%. This web site contains resources for you to learn about GBS and help prevent its devastating effects.

On a personal note, there are two blo**ers birthdays coming in the month of February. My matey Jules from the Theater of the Absurd and Mine! Hmm, I am thinking maybe a Girls Pirate Party is in order =0) If by chance you are a regular reader, commentor, or on my blogroll and your birthday is in February let me know!

Also, I would like to thank everyone that stops and takes the time to comment on my site. All of you are special and me hearts you. Have a great day everyone!


N Posted by Rain at 2/01/2007 01:13:00 AM


  • Blogger Southern Writer posted at 9:30 PM  
    Happy birthday soon! Mine is this month, too. Are you Aquarius or Pisces?
  • Anonymous laine posted at 1:13 AM  
    i love the crow on the pirate's shoulder ;-)

    mine is the thirteenth... i was born on a friday.
  • Blogger Rain posted at 1:22 AM  
    Southern writer, I was born on the nineteenth, right in the middle of the cusp.

    laine, I thought you might enjoy February's Pirate :0) I was born on a Sunday.
  • Anonymous Anonymous posted at 2:46 AM  
    Just wanted to stop by and say Hi.
  • Anonymous Samantha posted at 12:19 PM  
    A girl pirate can count me in! I love your parties, can I have the first dance?

    Love ya ;-)


    P.S see you tonight!
  • Blogger jules posted at 4:52 PM  
    I'll play pirate with you, Rain, only if we have a guy with a big "plank". ;)
  • Blogger Brian posted at 6:53 PM  
    You and Jules at a party? Sign me up for that! :)

    Ahoy matey!
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