October: a month of awareness

The month of October, most famously known for the holiday of Halloween, is also a month of awareness for several different causes. October is best known as Breast Cancer Awareness month but is also designated to raise awareness in several other areas.

Sunday, Oct. 1, the month officially and unofficially kicks off 127 different designations. 

October is also National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, a month of reflection, remembrance and hopefully, prevention.  According to nationaldaycalender.com, on Oct. 25, 1988 the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Movement began in the United States when President Ronald Reagan first made the official declaration.

National Domestic Violence Awareness month is also recognized in October, according to www.nrcdv.org/dvam/DVAM-history, Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in Oct. 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. Lander County will be hosting a fun run or walk in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness on Oct. 21. 

Lander County administrative specialist Michele Scovil explained, registration and set up for the event will start at Elquist park at 7:30 a.m. and the run will start a 9 a.m.

On a lighter note, the month of October is also unofficially considered Pizza Month. Whether you make it yourself or stop in town to pick up a slice, pizza might just be the right choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the month.