NATIONAL GIVE A BUNCH OF BALLOONS MONTH
Every day in June, National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month brings joy to a child battling an illness or struggling with a life-altering diagnosis. When limitations, treatments or hospital stays prevent children from the joys of childhood, their smiles fade. National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month encourages giving children we know with an illness something to smile about by bringing them a bunch of balloons.
Often days of treatments and restrictions associated with an illness are long and tiring. Being ill is no fun especially for a child. A delightful bouquet of balloons brings energy to a room and delivers a smile to a child’s face. While it may not be a cure, the balloons brighten their day and add a distraction from their mundane reality.
HOW TO OBSERVE
If you know a child who is ill at home or spending time in the hospital, give him or her a bunch of brightly colored balloons. Find out their favorite color or cartoon character including a message just for them. The smile you receive will be worth more than anything money can buy. Use #GiveABunchOfBalloonsMonth to share on social media.
National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month was submitted by Wanda Carter Roush, author at Ella’s Pearl Publishing, to celebrate another day for children dealing with incurable conditions. Their tireless journey with sick days, hospital stays, and missed celebrations makes receiving a bunch of balloons any day in June something for them to smile about.
In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Give A Bunch of Balloons Month to be observed annually.