National Hug Your Caregiver Day Initiative
Caregivers are the backbone that supports our society. They come in many shapes, sizes, and focus in many different areas. Everybody knows caregivers. They can be parents, spouses, family, friends, healthcare providers, massage therapists, chiropractors, nanny's, babysitters, pet sitters, or anybody else who has taken care of another living being.
Caregivers are also some of the most ignored and taken for granted people in our society. These people dedicate part of their lives, if not their whole lives, to caring for others. And yet, they are often touch deprived and feel under/un-appreciated.
Started in 2008, the National Hug Your Caregiver Day Initiative is trying to raise awareness about caregiver appreciation. We are helping people learn to show their appreciation for the caregivers in their lives.
Join our yahoo group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hug_your_c
Use this blog to share your stories about caregiving, or to share your stories about a caregiver who is special to you.
The website is being created and will be going live by January 2009.
"Smile! You're getting hugged!"