April 24 is March for Babies Day.
When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year.
The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find
answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2 billion to benefit all babies.
LifeScience Moment: Earth Day was held for the first time.
On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was held and the modern environmental movement was born.
A proposal to establish "Earth Day" was submitted the previous October by John McConnell to Peter Tamaris with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic Senator from Wisconsin was instrumental in founding Earth Day as a teach-in and to "force this issue onto the national
agenda.” 20 million Americans demonstrated across the nation.
Senator Nelson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton
in 1995 -- the highest honor given to civilians in the United States -- for his role as Earth Day founder.
It's a Small World
Flea (Yersinia Pestis Bacterium Carrier) (Photo: Courtesy Janice Haney Carr)
"A complete, consistent, unified theory is only the first step: our goal is a complete understanding of the events around us, and of our own existence. "
Stephen Hawking, Physicist