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Birth Defects Prevention

Cataract Awareness

Cervical Cancer Awareness

Glaucoma Awareness

Volunteer Blood Donors

Thyroid Awareness

Healthy Weight Awareness

Folic Acid Awareness


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


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


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


MDA-ALS Awareness

Lupus Awareness

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Women's Health Month

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


National Alzheimers & Brain Awareness Month

Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

Dystonia Awareness Week

National Headache Awareness Week

Career Nurse Assistants Day

National Men's Health Month

HIV Testing Day

Vision Research Month

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

National Aphasia Awareness Month

National Scleroderma Awareness Month Features This Month's Causes

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Birth Defects Prevention MonthNational Birth Defects Prevention Month The mission of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network is to establish and maintain a national network of state and population-based programs for birth defects surveillance and research to assess the impact of birth defects upon children, families, and health care; to identify factors that can be used to develop primary prevention strategies; and to assist families and their providers in secondary disabilities prevention.

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Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness MonthCataract Awareness Month Since its founding in 1896, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has been an institution dedicated to the advancement of ophthalmic education. Established in 1980, the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology raises financial support and implements programs that advance ophthalmic education resulting in the best possible eye care for the public.

Funds raised by the Academy Foundation are used to: Develop new Academy educational products and services, Help improve eye care in developing countries through education and, Preserve the history of ophthalmology and the Academy.
Read more on the... American Academy of Ophthalmology

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer Awareness MonthCervical Cancer Awareness Month The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) founded in 1997 is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. Over 4,000 members have joined the NCCC; Members include women and family members/caregivers/friends, women's groups, cytotechnologists, pathologists, clinicians, laboratories, technology companies, cancer researchers, hospitals, organizations providing cervical cancer screening programs, and other related associations.

Read more on the... National Cervical Cancer Coalition

National Glaucoma Awareness MonthNational Glaucoma Awareness Month National Glaucoma Awareness Month

We seek out new approaches to glaucoma research, and we follow the funding through to results. Our continuing commitment has led to important and promising insights. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can steal sight without warning or symptoms. Three million Americans have it. Only half know.

Read more on the... Glaucoma Research Foundation

National Volunteer Blood Donor MonthNational Volunteer Blood Donor Month National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month (NVBDM). To increase awareness of blood donation the nations leading blood donation organizations, America's Blood Centers, AABB, and the American Red Cross, have joined together to promote NVBDM. First-time and regular donors are encouraged to make a difference to their communities by scheduling an appointment to give blood this January. Remember, just one pint of blood can help save up to three lives.

Read more on... America's Blood Centers

Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid Awareness MonthThyroid Awareness Month Founded in 1923, the American Thyroid Association is a professional society of 900 U.S. and international physicians and scientists who specialize in the research and treatment of thyroid diseases. The Association is dedicated to promoting scientific and public understanding of the biology of the thyroid gland and its disorders, so as to improve methods for prevention, diagnosis, and management. The Association fosters excellence in research, patient care, and education of patients, the public, and the medical and scientific communities. The Association also guides public policy about the prevention and management of thyroid diseases.

Read more on the... American Thyroid Association

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

National Folic Acid Awareness WeekNational Folic Acid Awareness Week The National Council on Folic Acid (NCFA) is a partnership of over 80 national organizations and associations, state folic acid councils and government agencies whose mission is to improve health by promoting the benefits and consumption of folic acid. NCFA is managed by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition ( through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NCFA was created in 1998 in response to that need.

Founding members of NCFA: American Academy of Pediatrics American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March of Dimes Spina Bifida Association of America
Read more on... Folic Acid Now

National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month

National Personal Self-Defense Awareness MonthNational Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month The American Women's Self Defense Association (AWSDA) is an international, non-profit, educational organization, made up of women and men who are dedicated to ending violence against women by providing training programs for instructors and services for women, designed to increase their awareness of self defense and rape prevention.

Read more on the... National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month

Martin Luther King Day of Service

In 1994 Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the King Holiday as a national day of volunteer service. Instead of a day off from work or school, Congress asked Americans of all backgrounds and ages to celebrate Dr. King's legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action. The King Day of Service brings together people who might not ordinarily meet, breaks down barriers that have divided us in the past, leads to better understanding and ongoing relationships, and is an opportunity to recruit new volunteers for your ongoing work.

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Financial Wellness Month

Financial Wellness MonthFinancial Wellness Month is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.

Read more on... Financial Wellness Month

National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring MonthNational Mentoring Month National Mentoring Month (NMM) highlights mentoring and the positive impact it can have on young lives. Spearheaded by the Harvard Mentoring Project, MENTOR and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the first-ever NMM was held in January 2002. This month-long outreach campaign focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us- individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits can work together to increase the number of mentors and assure brighter futures for our young people.

Read more on... National Mentoring Month

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs DayNational Cut Your Energy Costs Day The Alliance to Save Energy is a 501(c)3 that promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.

Read more on... National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Awareness Calendar
Do you know of a worthy cause we should feature, send link and short description to:

Click on the month for detailed information on the causes.


National Therapeutic Recreation Week

International Massage Week

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Light the Night for Sight

International Group B Strep Awareness Month


National Minority Donor Awareness Day

America's Night Out Against Crime

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Amblyopia Awareness Month


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


Breast Cancer Awareness

World Food Day

Domestic Violence Awareness

Healthy Lung Month

National Dental Hygiene

Down Syndrome Awareness

School Lunch Week


Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

American Diabetes Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month

National Family Caregivers Month


World Aids Day

World Health Organization


Elton John Aids Foundation

Ryan White Emergency Act

Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Safe Toys & Gifts Awareness Month

Bone Marrow Disease Awareness Week

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