|June News Calendar of Topics
By Michael Dorausch, DC
There's a lot of things happening during the month of June. Here in Los Angeles we're pretty excited about the 2009 NBA finals getting started on Thursday, and although I'm not making any predictions, it's been seven years since I've closed my chiropractic office for a Lakers Parade. I'd be happy to do that again later this month if the situation came up. Besides NBA basketball and continual news regarding the swine flu (vaccinating the entire planet is probably on someone's agenda), there's plenty of other stuff you can expect to read about this month.
(photo: Dogs of Summer - my labradors love the summer time)
So the NBA finals kick off this Thursday, with games 1 and 2 in Los Angeles. The Lakers and Orlando Magic will then head to Florida for games three and four on Tuesday, June 9, and Thursday, June 11. Amazingly, planetc1 media has been reporting online news since two years before the 2001 Lakers Parade.
Universal Healthcare -- Healthcare overhaul is undoubtedly a hot topic for the month of June. For chiropractors, there is a call to action for chiropractic inclusion on the topic of national health care reform. Read what Barack Obama had to say regarding chiropractic and universal healthcare back in October of 2008.
Summer Blockbusters -- Not everybody is thinking about healthcare, flu medications, basketball and other June sporting events. Some people just want to get out and be entertained, and maybe enjoy some popcorn and their favorite sugary soft drink as well. I for one think everybody should head to the movies this summer, as it's good for the economy, and it's good to reward America's motion picture industry for the work they've done putting out films this year. Watching a summer blockbuster isn't the same at home, so include some plans in June to go out and enjoy a movie.
Graduation Ceremonies -- It's graduation season, and something I didn't know when I was a kid, is that teachers are just as excited as schoolkids to be heading on summer break. Don't forget to show appreciation for your teachers this June, they oftentimes go way above and beyond their required duties as educators. Most graduations take place around June 21, but it's not unlikely for graduations to take place throughout the month of June. Don't forget the graduation gifts, everybody loves receiving presents for a job well done.
National Doughnut Day -- Would you believe that Friday is national doughnut day in the USA? Maybe that's not the perfect topic for a chiropractic owned online publication, but it's only once a year. I'm not turning down any doughnut deliveries showing up at my office on Friday.
Belmont Stakes -- One of the things I miss most about New York, going to Belmont Park for horse races. We had coverage of the 2009 Preakness Stakes last month, and I'm thinking we will have some news regarding the 2009 Belmont Stakes in Queens, New York.
The US Open -- I can't think of any sport more chiropractors are involved in than golf. Not only did Tiger Woods ride on the Chiropractic Centennial Float at the Pasadena Rose Parade (reason enough for chiropractors to love golf), it's the most common sport I hear people reporting improved results in, when utilizing chiropractic care. That may simply be due to the fact that there are many more golfers than there are players in the NFL or NBA. The 2009 U.S. Open Championship begins on June 18 in Long Island New York. This year's course is Bethpage Black and the 2009 Open goes through June 21, just in time for Father's Day.
Summer -- Let's not forget a very simple yet significant event taking place in the third week of June. The summer solstice is nearly upon us, the longest day of the year, and the first day of summer 2009. That weekend millions will be celebrating graduations, Father's Day ceremonies, watching golf tournaments, and preparing picks for the 2009 NBA draft (another event taking place in June). New York City hosts a gay pride parade at the very end of the month, with an event called PrideFest on Sunday, June 28. That event is expected to draw over 1 million people.
Here's to hoping your June 2009 is spectacular, don't forget that July is a time for celebrating Independence Day, and the big event in sports will be the 2009 Tour de France.