Things That Matter

Right to Play: They believe that play is a powerful tool to change the world. It can inspire individuals and bring together entire communities. A game of football can educate children about tolerance and peace, and a game of tag can teach about malaria. When children play, they develop skills like cooperation, confidence and leadership–all important life lessons. Play provides a retreat from everyday hardships and brings joy and laughter, allowing kids to be kids.

For more information visit www.righttoplayusa.org

 

The Girl Effect: The Girl Effect exists to create a new normal with and for girls. When a girl has self-belief and is supported by her family and community; when she’s empowered with skills, ideas and knowledge; when she has access to services, role models and other girls: when she is visible and vocal – she can demand to stay in school, to get healthcare, and to get married and have children when she chooses. They work with girls and those around them to create active champions of a world in which she reaches her full potential and the cycle of poverty is broken.

For more information visit www.girleffect.org

 

Your Skin: Skin cancer is a very preventable disease, which is why The Skin Cancer Foundation emphasizes public awareness of sun protection and skin cancer prevention. Their educational campaigns focus on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer. They include publications for both members of the public and medical professionals, public service advertising campaigns, a free skin cancer screening tour, children’s education programs, and more.  Track and Field athletes are in outside and exposed to the sun constantly. Protecting your skin is paramount.

For more information visit www.skincancer.org