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Awareness Calendar
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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

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



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







Fundraisers.com Features This Month's Causes

National Wear Red DayNational Wear Red Day National Wear Red Day

Everyone (men too!) can support the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red in February on National Wear Red Day. It's a simple, powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. By joining together with thousands of women, companies and organizations, and cities across America, you'll help the American Heart association support ongoing research and education about women and heart disease.

Read more about it at... GoRedForWomen.com

American Heart Month

American Heart MonthAmerican Heart Month The American Heart Association is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization funded by private contributions. Their mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The association was founded in 1924 in New York City by six cardiologists. Today it's one of the world's premier health organizations. Heart and blood vessel diseases is the nation's number one killer.

Read more about the... American Heart Association

National Women's Heart Day

Sister To SisterSister To Sister Did you know that women's heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States? One out of every three women will die of heart disease. That's the bad news but the good news is that women's heart disease is often preventable. Sister to Sister, a national grassroots nonprofit organization, exists solely to bring free heart disease screenings and "heart-healthy" prevention information and support to all women in order to prevent heart disease, the number one killer of women today.

Read more about... Sister to Sister

National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Women In Sports  NGWSD began in 1987 as a day to remember Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic achievements and her work to assure equality for women's sports. Hyman died of Marfan's Syndrome in 1986 while competing in a volleyball tournament in Japan. Since that time, NGWSD has evolved into a day to acknowledge the past and recognize current sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation, and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

Read more about the... National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Give Kids A SmileGive Kids A Smile Give Kids A Smile Day

Promoting Dental Health

The American Dental Association created Give Kids A Smile to build support for public and private solutions that will help underserved children get regular oral health care. Held each February, Give Kids A Smile provides free oral health education, screening and treatment services to children from low-income families across the country.

Read more about... Give Kids a Smile

National Burn Awareness Week

The American Burn Association is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by burn injury.

Burn AssociationBurn Association Members efforts and resources help to promote and support burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation, and prevention. The ABA has more than 3,500 members in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Members include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, researchers, social workers, firefighters, and hospitals with burn centers. Their multidisciplinary membership enhances ability to work toward common goals with other organizations on educational/prevention programs.

Read more about the... American Burn Association

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

AACVPRAACVPR The mission statement of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is: To reduce morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research, and aggressive disease management.

Read more about the... American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

National Children of Alcoholics Week

National Children of Alcoholics Week
An estimated one in four U.S. children are exposed to a family alcohol problem, and countless others are affected by familial drug abuse. These young people are at increased risk of a range of problems, including physical illness, emotional disturbances, behavior problems, lower educational performance, and susceptibility to alcoholism or other addiction later in life.This is why the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) and its affiliates promote Children of Alcoholics Week

Read more about the... National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month

Marfan Syndrome Awareness MonthMarfan Syndrome Awareness Month Marfan Syndrome is a life-threatening genetic disorder, and an early, accurate diagnosis is essential, not only for people with Marfan syndrome, but also for those with related disorders. Knowing the signs of these conditions can save lives.

Read more about... Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month

National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week

NHTSANHTSA The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership.

Read more about the... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Songs of Love

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Worthy Causes
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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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