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February 3, 2017

Today we celebrate:

Wear Red Day – This is a day to raise awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women and many times can be prevented if you know the signs. But educate yourselves because the signs of heart disease in women and men are different. This day is celebrated on the first Friday in February.

Give Kids A Smile Day – Dental organizations all over the country have designated this to be a day to focus on teeth. Many dentists will give free examinations to kids today so call up your dentist to see if he/she is participating. This day is also celebrated on the first Friday in February.

National Wedding Ring Day - This is a day to think about wedding rings. If you have one, show it off and think about what it means to you. If you don’t have one yet, think about getting one for the significant other in your life. Is it time?

National Patient Recognition Day - This is a day for everyone in the health care industry to “seriously reflect on their stewardship of patient care and their dedication to patient satisfaction.” Basically, think about what you can do to improve the experience that patients have at your office. How can you make them leave happier and more satisfied than when they came in?

Elmo’s Birthday - I have no idea how old Elmo is. Before he was Elmo, he was just one of the background puppets in the early Sesame Street episodes. In 1984, one of the puppeteers, Kevin Clash, created his personality and Elmo was born. This is his birthday, according to Sesame Street. According to Elmo, he is 3 ½ years old. So I’m not sure if this is his 28th third birthday, or his 27th 4th birthday.

Four Chaplains Memorial Day – This day was declared by the United States Congress to be a holiday honoring the 70th Anniversary of the sinking of the United States Army Transport Dorchester. Four Army Chaplains from three different religions went down with the ship that day when they gave their life jackets to other passengers. They sacrificed their lives for men of all faiths.

The Day The Music Died – A line from Don McLean's song “American Pie” used to describe how the music world felt after the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and their pilot, Roger Peterson on this day in 1959.

National Cordova Ice Worm Day – Cordova is a city in Alaska which explains a lot about this holiday. The winter is so dark and cold and difficult to endure that the people decided to have a celebration to lighten their spirits. They have an ice worm parade (the ice worm, by the way, is a real worm that lives in Alaskan glaciers.) with an ice worm King and Queen and a whole winter carnival.

National Carrot Cake Day – This is one of my favorite cakes since it carries with it the illusion of healthiness in the form of vegetables. You can sneak some pureed zucchini into it too and no one would ever know the difference. It was created hundreds of years ago when sugar was hard to come by so people learned to use sweet vegetables to sweeten their baked goods. It became useful again during World War II when the British government had to ration lots of things including sugar. Housewives around the world shared lots of different recipes like this cake that used carrots as sweeteners.

Bubble Gum Day – As far as my children are concerned, every day should be bubble gum day. However, today is actually all about using bubble gum as a fun fundraiser. It was begun in 2006 by Ruth Spiro and the basic idea is that children who pay 50 cents or more are allowed to chew gum at school or at a library or some other business. The money goes to whatever non-profit association the business/school/library has chosen to give it to. I haven’t seen an official designation but it seems to me that for the last couple of years it fell on the first Friday in February if that changes I’ll let you know.

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