Awareness & Thankfulness This November

Falling leaves, cooler temperatures, an extra hour of sleep, Thanksgiving.  November is in full swing, and this month provides a feast of reasons to be aware and thankful.  More familiar causes for awareness such as, ‘No Shave November’, where the focus is on men’s health, and ‘America Recycles Day’; are the more light-hearted of causes for the month.

Then, of course, we have our more widely observed November occasions to be aware as well as thankful. Veteran’s Day where we honor the many who protected and served our country. Thanksgiving where we come together and take stock of what we are thankful for.

However, did you know that the month of November has 17 nationally recognized causes designated for awareness in November? Some only a day is recognized, many involve awareness for the entire month.

Monthly Awareness for November:

  • Adoption Awareness
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness
  • Animal Shelter Awareness
  • COPD Awareness
  • Diabetes Awareness
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Healthy Skin Awareness
  • Lung Cancer Awareness
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness

Recognized Dates of Awareness for November:

  • Veterans Day – November 11th
  • World Diabetes Day – November 14th
  • America Recycles Day – November 15th
  • Great American Smoke-out (Quit Smoking Regimes) – November 21st
  • International Survivors of Suicide Day – November 23rd
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – November 25th
  • Marine Corps Day – November 27th
  • Thanksgiving Day – November 28th


As we enter November, this season of Thanksgiving, giving, and reflecting on another year nearly done; genuine awareness begins to take shape. Awareness of things and others around us. Awareness of what we’ve accomplished this year and have still to do. Awareness of continued hopes and new dreams for the future. Awareness of the many out there who may need something that we can give.

Summit Funding gives back…. Our Brentwood, CA branch is hosting a coat drive, Reno, NV is participating in Toys 4 Tots and Virginia Beach, VA is holding a canned food drive.

At Summit, we embrace the mindset of “Yes You Can” and we cultivate the goal to be your best in all things. Summit Funding has made thankfulness and awareness of every transaction, event, effort and out-reach a part of every day. To be our best and to be aware of the needs of others, is a genuine merit of our continued success.

So in-between not shaving, honoring our heroes, ramping up our recycling, traveling, cooking, sharing and remembering what we have to be thankful for; let us also be more aware of where and how we can give this month.