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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 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

Earth Day

National Volunteer Week

World Health Day

National Autism Awareness Month

Cancer Control Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Sexually Transmitted Disease Month

Foot Health Month




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

National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week



October

Breast Cancer Awareness

World Food Day

Domestic Violence Awareness

Healthy Lung Month

National Dental Hygiene

Down Syndrome Awareness

School Lunch Week



November

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

American Diabetes Awareness Month

National Alzheimers Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month

National Family Caregivers Month






Awareness Calendar

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National Stuttering Awareness Week

National Stuttering Awareness WeekNational Stuttering Awareness Week The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. They are the first and the largest nonprofit charitable organization in the world working towards the prevention and improved treatment of stuttering, reaching over a million people annually.

Read more about the... Stuttering Foundation

National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse DayNational School Nurse Day The National Association of School Nurses' core purpose is to advance the delivery of professional school health services to promote optimal health and learning in students.

Read more about the... National Association of School Nurses

National Women's Health Week

National Women's Health WeekNational Women's Health Week The Office on Women's Health (OWH) was established in 1991 within the US Department of Health and Human Services. OWH coordinates the efforts of all the HHS agencies and office involved in women's health. OWH works to improve the health and well-being of women and girls in the United States through: its innovative programs, educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.

Read more about the... Office on Women's Health

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Fibromyalgia Awareness DayFibromyalgia Awareness Day The National Fibromyalgia Association (previously known as the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Campaign) is a [501(c) 3] nonprofit organization whose mission is: To develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Fibromyalgia by increasing the awareness of the public, media, government and medical communities.

Read more about the... National Fibromyalgia Association

National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness WeekNational Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

Founded in 1944 by Mrs. Marty Mann, a pioneer in the alcoholism field, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help, and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment through a nationwide network of affiliates.

Read more about the... National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

National Hospital WeekNational Hospital Week National Hospital Week

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.

Read more about the... American Hospital Association

Nursing Home Week

Nursing Home Week

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 10,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.

Read more about the... American Health Care Association

HIV Vaccine Awareness DayHIV Vaccine Awareness Day HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18th marks the eighth annual HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. This annual observance is a day to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective HIV vaccine. It is also a day to educate our communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. The theme for this year's commemoration is "Hope for the Future".

Read more about... HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

National Emergency Medical Services Week

National Emergency Medical Services WeekNational Emergency Medical Services Week Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of the medical "front line". The American College of Emergency Physicians sponsors EMS Week. Organizational sponsors include The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.

Read more about the... American College of Emergency Physicians

National Neuropathy Week

National Neuropathy WeekNational Neuropathy Week The Neuropathy Association is committed to raising the awareness of peripheral neuropathy and supporting the research to find its cure. You can join their 100,000 members in their effort. Together with informed and involved people they can beat this disease!

Read more about the... Neuropathy Association

Older Americans' Mental Health Week

Older Americans' Mental Health Week The Older Women's League (OWL) is the only national grassroots membership organization to focus solely on issues unique to women as they age, OWL strives to improve the status and quality of life of midlife and older women. They are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that accomplishes its work through research, education, and advocacy activities conducted through a chapter network.

Read more about the... Older Women's League

National Missing Children's Day

National Missing Children's DayNational Missing Children's Day National Missing Children's Day is an annual observation in the United States designed to highlight the problem of child abduction. It falls on May 25 - on that date in 1979, six-year-old New Yorker Ethan Patz disappeared on his way to school. National Missing Children's Day was first observed in 1983.

Read more about... National Missing Children's Day

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PKD Walk

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The EduCare Foundation: Unlocking Potential Through Educational Compassion

National Volunteer Week: Honoring Volunteers & Inspiring Service

Skookum Educational Programs

Songs of Love

Ethel M's Feed Your Mind

Tsunami Relief

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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