What’s Special About April

April is one of the most beautiful months of the year that is jammed packed with different causes and fun perks!

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992.During this annual thirty day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country join forces to increase awareness about the causes and cures of stress. Make it a point to do something relaxing!

National Autism Awareness Month

Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. Research from the Centers for Disease Control shows that one out of 110 children has a diagnosis of autism. Visit AutismSpeaks.org to learn how you can get involved.

National Poetry Writing Month

National Poetry Writing Month (also known as NaPoWriMo) is a writer’s challenge to write a poem a day for the month of April!  NaPoWriMo was founded in 2003, when poet Maureen Thorson decided to take up the challenge and challenged other poets to join her. Every year the number of participants gets larger and larger. This is a fun contest to do in the office to help enhance team building skills and just to have fun!

Administrative and Professionals Week

The last week of the month is Administrative and Professionals Week. Formally known as “National Secretaries Week” this day honors everyone who makes the office work. Since being founded in 1952, Administrative and Professionals Week is one of the largest workplace observances outside of employee birthdays and major holidays. Make sure to show your office staff some love!

Are there any other special days that make April a wonderful month? Comment below and share your thoughts.

Happy April!

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Christine Lewis, Coordinator of Member Services.

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