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Awareness Calendar
Click on the month for detailed information on the causes.

May

MDA-ALS Awareness

Lupus Awareness

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Women's Health Week

Buckle Up America Week

World No Tobacco Day

National Arthritis Month

Stroke Awareness Month

High Blood Pressure Month

Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month

Sight Saving Month



June

Dystonia Awareness Week

National Headache Awareness Week

Career Nurse Assistants Day

National Men's Health Week

Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

HIV Testing Day

Vision Research Month

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

National Aphasia Awareness Month

National Scleroderma Awareness Month



July

National Therapeutic Recreation Week

International Massage Week

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Light the Night for Sight

International Group B Strep Awareness Month



August

National Minority Donor Awareness Day

America's Night Out Against Crime

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Amblyopia Awareness Month



September

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Suicide Awareness Week

STOP a Suicide Today

Alcohol Awareness Month

National Women's Health and Fitness Day

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Menopause Awareness Month



October

Breast Cancer Awareness

World Food Day

Domestic Violence Awareness

Down Syndrome Awareness



November

National Adoption Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

National Alzheimers Awareness Month

American Diabetes Awareness Month

National Family Caregivers Month



December

World Aids Day

World Health Organization

UNAIDS

Elton John Aids Foundation

Ryan White Emergency Act

Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Safe Toys & Gifts Awareness Month

Bone Marrow Disease Awareness Week



January

Birth Defects Prevention

Cataract Awareness

Cervical Cancer Awareness

Glaucoma Awareness

Volunteer Blood Donors

Thyroid Awareness

Healthy Weight Awareness

Folic Acid Awareness



February

National Wear Red Day

Organ Donor Day

Burn Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

American Heart Month

Wise Health Consumer Month

Children's Dental Health Month

National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week



March

American Diabetes Alert Day

National Kidney Month

National MS Month

American Red Cross Month

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Save Your Vision Week

Mental Retardation Month

National Patient Safety Awareness Week

National Poison Prevention Week

World Tuberculosis Day



April

National Volunteer Week

Earth Day

Cancer Control Month

National Autism Awareness Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Sexually Transmitted Disease Month

Foot Health Month

World Health Day





Awareness Calendar

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MDA Awareness Month

MDA AwarenessMDA Awareness The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases.
They do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. It's special work powered by special people who give generously.

MDA was the first nonprofit organization to be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Medical Association ("for significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity").

Learn more about Muscular Dystrophy by visiting
MDA ORG

ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness MonthALS Awareness Month MDA is the world's largest nonprofit provider of ALS services and funder of ALS research. The Association's unparalleled health care services, research, advocacy and education programs provide help and hope to more than 1 million Americans affected by ALS and more than 40 other neuromuscular diseases. Nationwide, MDA maintains a network of some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics (38 of which are designated as MDA/ALS centers), and orchestrates hundreds of support groups to help families living with progressive muscle diseases. Learn more about the organization leading the fight against ALS by visiting MDA-ALS Division or by calling 800-572-1717.

ALS attacks the nerve cells that control muscles, ultimately resulting in paralysis of all voluntary muscles, including those used for breathing. Average life expectancy for people with the disease is three to five years after their diagnosis.


Lou GehrigLou Gehrig ALS was first described in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn't until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease when he abruptly retired from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS. Most commonly, the disease strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time.

Read more about... Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

National Lupus Awareness Month

National Lupus Awareness MonthNational Lupus Awareness Month With nearly 300 chapters, branches and support groups in 32 states, The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the nation's leading non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus. Their mission is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, support individuals and families affected by the disease, increase awareness of lupus among health professionals and the public, and find the causes and cure. Research, education, and patient services are at the heart of LFA's programs.

Read more about... Lupus Foundation of America

National Employee Health And Fitness Day

National Employee Health And Fitness DayNational Employee Health And Fitness Day The National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF) is a non-profit organization that exists to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles. NAHF accomplishes this work by fostering and supporting Governor's and State Councils and coalitions that promote and encourages regular physical activity.

Read more about the... National Association for Health and Fitness

Skin Cancer Awareness And Prevention Day

Skin Cancer Awareness And Prevention DaySkin Cancer Awareness And Prevention Day The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Read more about the... Skin Cancer Prevention

National Safe Kids Week

National Safe Kids WeekNational Safe Kids Week Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. More than 450 coalitions in 16 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. The organization was founded in 1987 by Children's National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson.

Read more about... Safe Kids Worldwide

National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day

National Anxiety Disorders Screening DayNational Anxiety Disorders Screening Day Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy association founded in 1984 by Mary Guardino. Ms. Guardino founded FFF as an outgrowth of her own personal experiences of suffering with anxiety and depressive illnesses for more than 25 years. The mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.

Read more about... Freedom From Fear

Mental Health America

Mental Health AmericaMental Health America The National Mental Health Association is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

Read more about ... Mental Health America

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

North American Occupational Safety and Health WeekNorth American Occupational Safety and Health Week Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its more than 30,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education.

Read more about the... American Society of Safety Engineers

National Nurses Week

National Nurses WeekNational Nurses Week The American Nurses Association is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.7 million registered nurses (RNs) through its 54 constituent member associations. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

Read more about the... American Nurses Association

Brain Tumor Action Week
 Brain Tumor Action Week
National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is a nonprofit organization committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They aggressively drive strategic research, advocate for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community, and provide patient information. Headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, with offices in San Francisco, California and Wilmington, Delaware, They host activities throughout the United States.

Read more about the... National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS)

Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week
The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health serves, with humility and determination, to provide and sustain leadership for a broad and deep nation-wide network of family-run organizations. They harness the passion and honor the cultural diversity of their national membership and help focus it as a potent force for change in behalf of children with mental health needs and their families.

Read more about the... Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy Awareness WeekFood Allergy Awareness Week The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) was established in 1991. FAAN's membership now stands at more than 26,000 worldwide and includes families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff, representatives from government agencies, and the food and pharmaceutical industries. FAAN serves as the communication link between the patient and others.

Read more about the... Food Allergy And Anaphylaxis Network

National Mental Health Counseling WeekNational Mental Health Counseling Week National Mental Health Counseling Week

The mission of the American Mental Health Counsel is to enhance the profession of mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development.

Read more about the... American Mental Health Counsel

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