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Visit the zoo.

Visit the zoo.

Friday, September 22
Elephant Appreciation Day is one big day! Take a child to the zoo today a treat read more...

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Order Delivery.

Order Delivery.

Call ahead, pay and have a meal delivered to your friend's doorstep. read more...

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Play a game with a friend.

Play a game with a friend.

Saturday, September 23
It's Checker's Day. Checkers is a fun game for all ages, and a wonderful way read more...

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Surprises

Surprises

Sometimes surprises are NOT a good idea. As well meaning as a major project or fund-raising event may be, check read more...

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Write a note to a friend.

Write a note to a friend.

Sunday, September 24
It's Write a Note Day! Who doesn't like to get a personal note or card in the read more...

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Offer specific help often.

Offer specific help often.

Remember that saying call if you need anything often feels like the cliché, let's do lunch. Your friend most read more...

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Bring back good memories.

Bring back good memories.

Monday, September 25
One Hit Wonders can bring back so many good memories. On National One Hit read more...

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Just say no...it's what we do.

Just say no...it's what we do.

Accepting help can sometimes make us feel that others consider us to be incompetent. So, when you offer to help read more...

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Take an apple treat.

Take an apple treat.

Tuesday, September 26
It's Johnny Appleseed Day. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Give your read more...

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Just listen.

Just listen.

You don't have to know what to say, and you don't have to have answers. Just listen and be there for your read more...

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Do the laundry.

Do the laundry.

Wednesday, September 27
It's No More Dirty Laundry Day! Laundry can seem never ending. Offer your read more...

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Don't go away

Don't go away

The recurring theme from people going through a trauma is that friends don't know what to say, so they don't read more...

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Be a good neighbor.

Be a good neighbor.

Thursday, September 28
National Good Neighbor Day is a great day to do a random act of kindness for read more...

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Send a gift card.

Send a gift card.

Send a restaurant gift card to your friend as an alternative to cooking a meal. read more...

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Have coffee with a friend.

Have coffee with a friend.

Friday, September 29
National Coffee Day is the perfect day to sit with a friend and catch up over a read more...

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Dresses, Shirts and More!

Dresses, Shirts and More!

Buy dresses, shirts and more to support Komen More Than Friends.  https://squareup.com/store/MoreThanFriends/ read more...

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Blow a bubble.

Blow a bubble.

Saturday, September 30
What's more fun than blowing a huge bubble with chewing gum? Take a pack of read more...

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Make sure pets are safe.

Make sure pets are safe.

In cases of severe emergencies, keep in mind that Humane Societies offer emergency services for pet owners. read more...

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Eat Your Veggies.

Eat Your Veggies.

Sunday, October 01
Today is World Vegetarian Day. Celebrate by fixing a yummy vegetarian meal for read more...

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Don't drop in.

Don't drop in.

Drop-in visits, while well intended, can sometimes be intrusive and untimely. Schedule a visit through your read more...

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Take a selfie.

Take a selfie.

Monday, October 02
Today is Take a Selfie Day! Your friend may not feel like their normal read more...

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Yes, it will be okay. But it's not right now.

Yes, it will be okay. But it's not right now.

Your friend will go through many emotions through the course of his or her life-changing event. Try to leave read more...

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Tell a friend.

Tell a friend.

Tuesday, October 03
It's Tell a Friend Day. Tell a friend how special she/he is to you. Tell a read more...

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Research fundraising activities.

Research fundraising activities.

Check to see if there are legal implications to whatever you may be planning for your friend (such as a read more...

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Play a round of golf.

Play a round of golf.

Wednesday, October 04
Today is National Golf Day. Invite your friend to play a round of golf today. read more...

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Let your friend know you are there.

Let your friend know you are there.

Even though your friend will need and want time to BE alone, make sure your friend never FEELS alone!! read more...

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Do something nice.

Do something nice.

Thursday, October 05
Do Something Nice Day should be every day! Do something nice for your best read more...

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Friendship isn't always 50/50.

Friendship isn't always 50/50.

Whatever illness, crisis, recovery or transition your friend is going through, he or she quite possibly cannot read more...

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Come and take it.

Come and take it.

Friday, October 06
Today is Come and Take it Day. Does your friend need some shrubs removed? Or is read more...

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The Lasagna Law.

The Lasagna Law.

Be sure to check your friend's The Strength of Friends team page. You'll find a schedule of who is providing read more...

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Say cheese.

Say cheese.

Saturday, October 07
It's World Smile Day. For every smile you give, you are bound to get at least read more...

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Check Tips & Ideas.

Check Tips & Ideas.

Check The Strength of Friends Tips & Ideas for suggestions of ways to keep in touch and simple acts of kindness read more...

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Call a friend.

Call a friend.

Sunday, October 08
Today is Ring-A-Ding Day. This is the day to call your friend and leave an read more...

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Be Patient.

Be Patient.

Be patient and continue to stay in touch with your friend from your end. Your friend will be so grateful that read more...

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Protect a friend.

Protect a friend.

Monday, October 09
It's Fire Prevention Day. Help at least two friends replace batteries in smoke read more...

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Don't forget pets.

Don't forget pets.

Take along a pet treat when you visit your friend. read more...

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Take the cake.

Take the cake.

Tuesday, October 10
Angel Food Cake Day is the perfect excuse to bake your friend something yummy. read more...

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Pets are family, too!

Pets are family, too!

If your friend has a pet, you can brighten everyone's day by doing something special for the pet. read more...

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Let me help.

Let me help.

Wednesday, October 11
Help Someone Get Started Day honors a special friend who helped get your team read more...

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Offer a choice.

Offer a choice.

One tactic that might be helpful is to suggest a choice. For example, may I run some errands for you on read more...

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Listen to a friend.

Listen to a friend.

Thursday, October 12
It's Moment of Frustration Day. Anyone going through an illness, surgery, or read more...

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Bring snacks.

Bring snacks.

Many people will bring meals. Consider giving your friend a snack basket, junk food as well as the nutritious read more...

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Write it down.

Write it down.

Friday, October 13
Whether you help your friend make lists of things that need to be done over the read more...

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Sign up for a meal.

Sign up for a meal.

If your friend has a team on The Strength of Friends, sign up there to take a meal rather than showing up with read more...

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Bake your friend a treat.

Bake your friend a treat.

Saturday, October 14
It's National Dessert Day. You can’t go wrong when delivering dessert! Bake read more...

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Call Ahead.

Call Ahead.

Do not just show up. Schedule a time that will be convenient for your friend. If your friend needs to cancel, read more...

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Plant some bulbs.

Plant some bulbs.

Sunday, October 15
On Plant Bulbs Day help your friend plant bulbs in their yard as a lovely read more...

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Send a note.

Send a note.

Send a note or card to your friend just to let them know you are thinking of them. It will be very much read more...

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Share with a friend.

Share with a friend.

Monday, October 16
It's Dictionary Day. Gosh, words are hard to describe this day. If you are so read more...

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Keep to the schedule.

Keep to the schedule.

Sign up on the Calendar for the day and time you will take a meal. The team Coordinator has indicated the days read more...

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Rake it up.

Rake it up.

Tuesday, October 17
It's Leave Before Dark Day. For those friends living in a climate with leaves read more...

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Take food in recyclable containers you do not need back or label your dishes. Use your KomenMoreThanFriends read more...

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Pamper your friend.

Pamper your friend.

Wednesday, October 18
Today is Painted Tootsies Day. If you have a friend recovering from surgery, read more...

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Let your friend share when the time is right.

Let your friend share when the time is right.

We humans go through extreme highs and extreme lows whether we are celebrating the birth of a precious baby, read more...

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Evaluate your life.

Evaluate your life.

Thursday, October 19
It's Evaluate Your Life Day. Are you helping the people in your life as much read more...

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Walk the dog.

Walk the dog.

Offer to take a dog for a walk or to a dog park for a good run. read more...

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Say thank you!

Say thank you!

Friday, October 20
Today is You Really Didn't Have to Day. But I’m so glad you did! Use today to read more...

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Remember dietary restrictions.

Remember dietary restrictions.

Remember dietary restrictions. Check The Strength of Friends team page for likes, dislikes, allergies, and for read more...

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Bring a sweet treat.

Bring a sweet treat.

Saturday, October 21
It's National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. What a yummy treat to take to your read more...

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Bring the whole meal.

Bring the whole meal.

Take the WHOLE meal (salad, vegetables, fruit, bread, dessert) not just the main course. read more...

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Decorate for a friend.

Decorate for a friend.

Sunday, October 22
Today is The Goblins'll Getcha Day. Your friend may not feel up to a trip to read more...