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October 6, 2014

Today we celebrate:

National Noodle Day – This is a day to eat noodles in any form. My daughters will love this day. I swear they would eat nothing but noodles if I let them.

Jackie Mayer Rehab DayThis is a day to honor Jacquelyn Jeanne Mayer, Miss America 1963. Ms. Mayer had a stroke in 1970, at the age of 28 years old, and worked hard for seven years to regain her speech and mobility. On this day in 1997, a rehab and nursing facility of Providence Hospital was renamed the Jackie Mayer Rehab Center.
Mad Hatter DayThis is a day to collect hats, or monetary donations that will go to purchase hats for children with cancer. Chemo robs you of much more than hair, but hair is a big visual banner, the lack of which announces to the world that you have cancer (although it could also be alopecia).  Hats help children, and anyone with cancer, to not only keep their heads warm and protect them from the sun, but to also take some of their self-consciousness away.

National German-American Day – This is a day to celebrate your German American heritage. This day was chosen because it was on this day in 1683 that thirteen German families landed in Philadelphia. They founded Germantown, Pennsylvania which became the first German settlement in America. This day was created in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan in order to honor the 300th anniversary of German American culture in the United States.

Child Health Day – This is a day dedicated to protecting the health of the children of the United States. It is always celebrated on the first Monday of October.

World Habitat Day – This is also celebrated on the first Monday of October and is for the purpose of reminding the world that habitats are of vital importance whether they are for humans or animals. Many countries in the world have poor habitats for humans and fundraising events are happening today to raise money for poor communities around the world.

World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day - Celebrated on the first Monday in October, this is a day to stomp out bullying. Wear a blue shirt today to show solidarity to those who are being bullied and to spread the news that this behavior needs to stop.

To celebrate today, put on a hat and a blue shirt and examine the habitat that is your backyard with your healthy children before you invite your German-American friends over for some noodles for dinner where you can also tell them all about Jackie Mayer.

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