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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



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

Dental Hygiene 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

Women's Heart 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






Awareness Calendar

Fundraisers.com Features This Month's Causes

Autism Speaks Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effect on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. They are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.

Read more about... Autism Speaks

National Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness MonthNational Autism Awareness Month Improving the lives of all affected by autism. Autism Society of America (ASA) is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. ASA, a chapter and member-based organization, is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. ASA accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members, supporters and organizations.

Read more about the... Autism Society of America

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness MonthSexual Assault Awareness Month The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is a comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, research and emerging policy on sexual violence intervention and prevention. The NSVRC provides an extensive on-line library and customized technical assistance, as well as, coordinates National Sexual Assault Awareness Month initiatives.

Read more about the... National Sexual Violence Resource Center

National Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month

National Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month

The American Social Health Association is recognized by the public, patients, providers and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about STDs. Public and college health clinics across the US order ASHA educational pamphlets and books to give to clients and students. Community-based organizations depend on ASHA, too, to help communicate about risk, transmission, prevention, testing and treatment.

Read more about the... American Social Health Association

Earth DayEarth Day Earth Day

Senator Gaylord Nelson founder of Earth Day conceived of it as a day for learning about America's national lands and their wildlife, and how we can protect them by doing a better job of saving energy. He saw a connection between protecting the wilderness and saving energy, and believed if we study both, we will discover some surprising links. Thanks to Earth Day, you can learn more about wilderness and protecting the environment; and with that knowledge and support, the world will have clean air and water, healthy fish and wildlife, and beautiful places to visit forever.

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World Health Day

World Health DayWorld Health Day The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Read more about the... World Health Organization

National Youth Sports Safety Month

National Youth Sports Safety MonthNational Youth Sports Safety Month Experts recommend that kids involved in sports participate in a complete fitness and flexibility program to help identify imbalances and areas for improvement to prevent injuries.

Read more about the... National Youth Sports Safety Foundation

National Volunteer WeekNational Volunteer Week National Volunteer Week

The Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network engages and mobilizes millions of volunteers who are helping to solve serious social problems in thousands of communities. Through a variety of programs and services, the Foundation encourages people from all walks of life Ñ businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, low-income communities, families, youth, and older adults Ñ to volunteer.

Read more about... National Volunteer Week

National Child Abuse Prevention MonthNational Child Abuse Prevention Month National Child Abuse Prevention Month


Prevent Child Abuse America is committed to promoting legislation, policies and programs that help to prevent child abuse and neglect, support healthy childhood development, and strengthen families.

Read more about... Prevent Child Abuse America

Cancer Control Month

Cancer Control MonthCancer Control Month 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... American Cancer Society

Counseling Awareness Month

Counseling Awareness MonthCounseling Awareness Month The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. By providing leadership training, publications, continuing education opportunities, and advocacy services to nearly 52,000 members, ACA helps counseling professionals develop their skills and expand their knowledge base.

Read more about the... American Counseling Association

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Awareness Month

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Awareness MonthIBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Awareness Month IFFGD, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, is a registered nonprofit education and research organization founded in 1991. IFFGD addresses the issues surrounding life with gastrointestinal (GI) functional and motility disorders and increases the awareness about these disorders among the general public, researchers, regulators, and the clinical care community.

Read more about the... International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

National Occupational Therapy Month

National Occupational Therapy Month

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the nationally recognized professional association of approximately 35,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy. Practitioners work with people experiencing health problems such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, cancer, congenital conditions, developmental problems, and mental illness. Occupational therapy helps people regain, develop, and build skills that are essential for independent functioning, health, and well-being.

Read more about the... American Occupational Therapy Association

National Porphyria Week

National Porphyria WeekNational Porphyria Week The American Porphyria Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by porphyria. Their mission is to:
  • Enhance public awareness about porphyria
  • Develop educational programs and distributing educational material for patients and physicians
  • Support research to improve treatment and ultimately lead to a cure
The APF also serves as an advocate on your behalf to other public, private, and government agencies interested in funding research and educational programs.

Read more about the... American Porphyria Foundation

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T J Martell Foundation

RADD: Recording Artists, Actors & Atheletes Against Drunk Driving

Cure Search: National Childhood Cancer Foundation & Childrens Oncology Group

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