October is the 10th month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar, which is used in almost all of the world today.
The opal and the tourmaline are the birthstones for October.
The calendula is the flower for the month of October.
PACER started the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement.
PACER has a variety of resources that can be used during October. They have ideas to engage, educate, and inspire others to join the campaign and prevent bullying where you live. You can check out all of the different events and activities and make plans to get involved.
According to their website, there are a few special events held in October:
Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying – Schools, businesses, organizations, and communities will come together to Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying on Saturday, Oct. 6 in Bloomington, Minn., and at dozens of other locations around the country throughout the month. This fun, active outdoor event increases awareness of bullying prevention and raises funds to support the cause. We have all the tools you need to host a Run, Walk, Roll in your community. Check out PACER’s free toolkit which shows you how to plan the event in five easy steps and includes tips, ideas, and resources.
Unity Day: Wednesday, Oct. 10 – Mark your calendar now and make plans to wear orange on Unity Day. That’s when scores of people around the country will join the movement to “Make it Orange and Make it End!” In 2011, Ellen DeGeneres promoted the cause on television by wearing orange and reminding millions of viewers about the importance of bullying prevention. Facebook supports the cause during October by providing users with information on PACER activities on its safety, educator, and privacy pages. Again in 2012, students will wear orange and use PACER resources to support the cause, hand out orange “UNITY” ribbons at school, and write “UNITY” on their hands or binders. Be sure to ‘Attend’ and ‘Share’ the Unity Day Facebook Event!
What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about students who are bullied and want bullying to end, make your color ORANGE on Unity Day, Wednesday, Oct. 10. That’s the day everyone can link together—in schools, communities and online—and send one large, ORANGE message of support to students who have experienced bullying.
For more information on Pacer and National Bullying Prevention Month, visit PACER
I wonder if Clay Aiken has worked with this organization? I certainly would not be surprised.
We can’t have a blog without a picture of Clay…Just wouldn’t seem right!
Just a short reminder…I will be checking the news for updates on the Joyful Noise Tour and the upcoming National Inclusion Project Champions Gala. I will post any news as soon as I can. Please check back. I still have my fingers crossed for a west coast tour stop.