National Alzheimers and Brain Awareness Month
The Alzheimer's Association® is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. The Vision: A world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia®. The Mission: The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia® by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. They work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. They are the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.
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National Cancer Survivors Day
Plan now to participate in the 19th annual National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 4th, 2006. You will join thousands of people in hundreds of communities worldwide who will be celebrating the lives of all people, especially those who are living with a history of cancer.
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National Men's Health Week
The purpose of Men's Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
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HIV Testing Day
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) was first observed on June 27, 2005. This day was established as an annual observance to promote HIV testing. This is a particularly important time for YOU to get involved! Take the Test, Take Control.
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National Headache Awareness Week
The National Headache Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating headache sufferers and healthcare professionals about headache causes and treatments.
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Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week
For over 110 years, Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB) has been a pioneer in the field of blindness rehabilitation. Their mission is to help individuals of all ages and degrees of blindness to live as independently as possible within their own communities. Headquartered in Brooklyn, the agency has two additional rehabilitation sites on Long Island.
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Vision Research Month / Eye Safety Awareness Week / Fireworks Safety Month
Since 1908, Prevent Blindness America has been the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization with the sole mission of preventing blindness and preserving sight.
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Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) is the only national volunteer health agency dedicated solely to the fight against myasthenia gravis.
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National Aphasia Awareness Month
a pha sia (uh-fay'-zhuh) n. An impairment of the ability to use or comprehend words, usually acquired as a result of a stroke or other brain injury. The National Aphasia Association, NAA, is a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.
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Dystonia Awareness Week
The mission of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation is to advance research for a cure; to promote awareness and education; and to support the needs and well being of affected individuals and families.
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National Scleroderma Awareness Month
The Scleroderma Foundation is the national organization for people with scleroderma and their families and friends. It was formed January 1,1998, by a merger between the West Coast-based United Scleroderma Foundation and the East Coast-based Scleroderma Federation.
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