May 12, 2018
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother's Day in May. On this day, we celebrate military spouses contributions to keeping our country safe. America's military spouses are the backbone of the families who support our troops during mission, deployment, reintegration and reset. They are the silent heroes who are essential to the strength of the nation and they serve our country just like their loved ones.
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day was started in 1998. On May 12 of each year, people world-wide strive to spread awareness for fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions through events, online ventures, and personal efforts. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
International Nurses Day
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. Born in 1820, Nightingale is the founder of modern nursing. Each year, the International Council of Nurses prepares and distributes the International Nurses' Day Kit. The kit contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.
National Archery Day
National Archery Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of May. Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. Setting aside the second Saturday in May is significant in the archery realm. This is the day the largest competitive archery tournament in the world conducts its award ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky.
Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
National Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day is observed the second Saturday of May each year in order to shed light on this often misdiagnosed, little-known genetic syndrome. Cornelia de Lange Syndrome is a genetic disorder present from birth, but not always diagnosed at birth. It causes a range of physical, cognitive and medical challenges and affects both genders equally.
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is a charitable initiative conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers in the United States to make significant donations of food to organizations serving needy persons. The event takes place in late spring because most food banks start running out of food this time of year due to the largest donations being made around Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is held in all 50 states every year on the second Saturday of May: on this day, mail carriers both deliver mail and collect food donations.