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Creating a Memorable Memorial Day

Although Memorial Day began shortly after the U.S. Civil War as a way to honor the soldiers lost in the battles between the states, it’s now evolved into a national holiday that signals the start of the summer season and offers everyone a day to remember loved ones who have passed away due to any cause.  This year you can take time to create a meaningful and memorable Memorial Day by combining old traditions with new ones to celebrate with your family.READ MORE

National Arbor Day is April 29!

Arbor Day is a chance for us to celebrate nature through the planting and care of trees. The holiday is observed nationally on the last Friday in April, however many states observe this special tree-planting day at different times throughout the year, depending on their growing season.READ MORE

Organ Donor Requirements

Giving Back in Multiple Ways (Organ + Whole Body Donation)

With all of the advancements in medical science and technology today, the demand for organ, eye and tissue donation continues to exceed the number of acceptable donors.

It is estimated that there are more than 123,000 people in the U.S. in need of lifesaving organ transplants. Every day, an average of 79 people receive organ transplants and an average of 22 people die waiting for transplants.READ MORE

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – November

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Almost two thirds of the 5.3 million Americans diagnosed with the disease are women. By 2025, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is expected to grow past 7 million. READ MORE

What do you know about lung cancer?

November is lung cancer awareness month. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, accounting for about 13% of all new cancers. The ACS is projecting approximately 221,200 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed for 2015 in the U.S. with an estimated 158,040 deaths (approximately 27% of all cancer deaths). READ MORE

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