Did you know that today is Purple Day? Did you know that #PurpleDay is World #Epilepsy Day?
The concept of Purple Day was initiated by a 9-year-old named Cassidy Megan, and was motivated by her own struggle with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia helped to develop Cassidy’s idea, and the first Purple Day event was held on March 26, 2008, and is now known as the Purple Day for Epilepsy campaign. Why…Read More
There is beauty and joy at the end of life, too
What people don’t understand is the beauty and joy to be found at the end of life. When I tell people I work at a hospice, they often say “that must be so hard.” But my favourite thing is hearing people’s stories, their experiences, their successes, their failures – the things that life has taught…Read More
The odd encounter that pulled Dad out of his Alzheimer’s fog
A few years ago, at a medical laboratory clinic in Waterloo, Ont., a tiny elderly Vietnamese lady sat poker straight on the edge of a waiting room chair belting out the tune, My Heart Will Go On. Other than a slight rhythmic rocking of her torso to the famous Titanic theme song, she was essentially motionless, with her eyes…Read More
Canadians are richer than they think
Americans don’t often talk about Canada, except when they need a foil in a political debate. Bernie Sanders has praised our health-care system. Gun-control advocates point to radically lower rates of firearms fatalities north of the border. Even President Donald Trump has praised Canada for elements of our points-based immigration system. But Americans seldom express…Read More
World No Tobacco Day – May 31.2019
Conscious of the global tobacco epidemic’s massive toll of death, sickness and misery, and mindful of the need to raise the profile of its tobacco control work, WHO (World Health Organization) established the #Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) in July 1998. TFI focuses international attention, resources and action on the global tobacco epidemic. Every year, on…Read More
Tuesday April the 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day
World #AutismAwarenessDay designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution “62/139, is an internationally recognized day every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world. World Autism Awareness Day is an effort to not only speak out against the discrimination…Read More
Some Events that Took Place on March 27
1998 Viagra is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Pfizer’s pill was the first drug against male impotence to be approved in the United States. In 2012, the company made 2 billion U.S. Dollars from Viagra alone. 1994 Silvio Berlusconi rises to power in Italy In his 20 years in Italian politics, Berlusconi arguably made…Read More
Did you know that March 24 is the National #Chocolate Covered #Raisin #Day?
March 24 raisins coated in either dark chocolate or milk chocolate have their special day of appreciation on National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day. In numerous countries, chocolate covered raisins are known as #Raisinets and more than 1 million are produced per HOUR. Raisinets were the earliest and one of the most popular brands of the…Read More