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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





Awareness Calendar

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Joyful Heart FoundationJoyful Heart Foundation What Mariska Hargitay Said She Discovered

One in three women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.

Every two minutes in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted.

More than five children die every day in this country as a result of child abuse and neglect, and up to 15 million children witness domestic violence in their homes each year.

Mariska Hargitay But what really opened her eyes and subsequently, her heart, was the fan mail she received. The letters didn't say, "I love your show. Can you send me an autographed picture?" They said, "I was raped when I was fifteen. I'm forty now and I've never told anyone." Survivors were disclosing their stories to her, many for the first time.

The fact that these individuals were revealing something so personal to someone they knew only as a character on television demonstrated to Mariska, and to all of us, how desperate they were to be heard, believed, supported and healed.

Her response was to create Joyful Heart.

Inspired by her deep connection and love for Hawai'i, where she first experienced her own heart awakening, Mariska founded Joyful Heart in Kona in 2004, with the intention of helping sexual assault survivors heal and reclaim a sense of joy in their lives.
Now you can help too! Get Involved

NO MORE NO MORE
TOGETHER WE CAN END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT

What is NO MORE?

NO MORE is a new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Supported by major organizations working to address these urgent issues, NO MORE is gaining support with Americans nationwide, sparking new conversations about these problems and moving this cause higher on the public agenda.

Who is behind NO MORE? Find Out HERE


Clothesline ProjectClothesline ProjectSusan G. Komen "Bearing Witness to Violence Against Women for over two decades"

The Clothesline Project honors women survivors as well as victims of intimate violence. Any woman who has experienced such violence, at any time in her life, is encouraged to come forward and design a shirt. Victim's families and friends are also invited to participate.

Editors Note: While working with a shelter in Glendale, CA during the 1990's,the Clothesline Project was out in front of the YWCA and what an impact it had on people reading the messages on the shirts.

Read about the History and how you can impact your neighborhood and help raise awareness with the Clothesline Project.


Avon Speak OutAvon Speak OutAvon Speak Out  Domestic violence is a pattern of abuse with the goal of establishing or maintaining power and control over the victim. It can happen occasionally or continuously and often worsens over time. Domestic violence includes physical, sexual, mental, and financial abuse. It knows no boundaries: Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion.

To help bring this issue out of the shadows, the Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence, an initiative to build awareness, educate, and improve prevention and direct service programs.

Read more at... Avon Foundation for Women


Pink Awareness RibbonPink Awareness Ribbon
Join The Fight Against Breast Cancer

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the National Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer is the most common non-skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer related death in women. Although the breast cancer diagnosis rate has increased, there has been a steady drop in the overall breast cancer death rates since the early 1990s. Currently, $570 million dollars a year is spent on breast cancer research.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation The goal of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. A minimum of 85 cents of every dollar goes to research and awareness programs.

Susan G. Komen Susan G. Komen Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, they are working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize their life aspirations. NDSS is committed to being the national leader in enhancing the quality of life, and realizing the potential of all people with Down syndrome. The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through national leadership in education, research and advocacy.

Read more about the... National Down Syndrome Society

SAVE TodaySAVE Today SAVE Today

The SAVE (Stop America's Violence Everywhere) program was launched by the AMA Alliance in 1995 to Stop America's Violence Everywhere. As part of SAVE, state and county Alliances provide schoolchildren, battered women and their families, and homeless families with financial and emotional support and simple, effective lessons in conflict resolution. Included under the SAVE umbrella are two paths of action: SAVE-A-Shelter and SAVE Schools from Violence.

Read more about the... AMA Alliance

World Food Day

World Food DayWorld Food Day World Food Day is a day of action against hunger.

People around the world come together to declare their commitment to create a world free from hunger and malnutrition. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number is zero.
Read more about the... World Food Day

National Red Ribbon Campaign

National Red Ribbon CampaignNational Red Ribbon Campaign The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent, in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of wearing and displaying red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The purpose of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment toward the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.

Find out more about Red Ribbon Week

Students Against Destructive Decisions

Students Against Destructive DecisionsNational Red Ribbon Campaign SADD is a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.

See how you can help SADD

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