1. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 1 in every 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer at some time in their life. Here are ways you can get involved to help support the cause:
Donate: This is a quick and simple way of showing support. Donating helps people figure out how to get healthy, stay healthy and it also helps with research on finding a cure.
Volunteer: Help at a walk or any event supporting breast cancer by passing out shirts, water bottles, making signs, the list goes on and on.
Participate in a race or marathon: Put on your walking or running shoes to help support the cause.
Start a fundraiser: Help raise the funds to fight against breast cancer.
Become an advocate: Wear pink ribbons, t-shirts, or just pink in general. You can also post reminders and tips on social media. Spread the word to help with early detection and encourage friends to tag along with you.
Be sure to take self exams as often as possible. For women ages 20-40 have a heath care physician give a Clinical breast exam every 3 years and for women who are 40 years and older, be sure to have a mammogram yearly along with a clinical breast exam every 3 years.
2. Effective October 1st Maryland passed new laws. Here are just a few laws that were passed:
Divorce: A year separation is no longer required for couples with no minor children and as long as they reach a settlement agreement that resolves issues such as alimony and distribution of property.
Speed Limit: Specific highways can raise the speed limit from 65mph to 70mph. I-68 in Western Maryland is raising their speed limit to 70mph and more research is being done to see in the future what other highways will raise their speed limit as well.
Home Invasion: Home invasion is now being considered as a violent crime.
Criminal Record: Ones with non-violent misdemeanors are now eligible to have their record removed or blocked from public view after 3 years.
Voting Rights: Ex-felons would have their voting rights restored after their release from prison. They do not have to complete probation and parole to regain voting rights.
3. On Saturday, October 10, 2015 it is the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March. Minister Louis Farrakhan is coming to Washington D.C. to speak about his concerns on life, equality, and his challenge to the government. All festivities start at 10 a.m. at the National Harbor.