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  • Date : 2011/04/30 (Rev: 2019/02/02)
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  • Synopsis : List of major awareness dates and commemorative observance days weeks and months that focus on health medical and disability research or ethical causes of importance.

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A national or international awareness day, week, or month is a date usually set by a major organization or government to commemorate a medical research or ethical cause of importance on a national or international level. Throughout the year organizations support a variety of initiatives to raise awareness and understanding for key health issues around the world.

Awareness days, weeks and months engage the public in important health information. Usually awareness dates are health related, and help raise awareness of health conditions, medical illnesses, cancer types etc. Often based around these dates many charities collect money in the form of donations and fund raising. There are also other organizations and foundations around the world that declare both national and international observances, although these are not always as widely recognized.

We hope this calendar will be of use to teachers, organizations, and persons seeking forward planning resources, launch dates, events, and charity donation campaigns, across a wide range of categories and event types.

Awareness ribbons have also become popular symbols of causes and illness conditions over recent years. Like awareness bracelets the use of various colored folded ribbons is designed to create public awareness to health, medical conditions, disability, and other issues. We currently have over 80 different ribbon colors and designs listed that denote awareness for hundreds of conditions.

List of International and Country Specific Observance Dates
(Health, Medical and Disability Related)
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Awareness Dates for January
January is Awareness Month For:
  • Calendar page showing days and dates.About This Image: Calendar page showing days and dates. Alzheimer's Awareness Month - (Canada - Alzheimer Society)
  • Awareness Month Awareness Month
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Co-dependency Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Constipation awareness month - (U.S.)
  • Glaucoma Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • National Mentoring Month - (U.S.)
  • Ontario March of Dimes Month - (Canada)
  • Poverty in America Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Radon Action Month
  • Self-Help Group Awareness Month
  • Stalking Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month - (U.S.)
  • Volunteer Blood Donor Month - (U.S.)
  • Weight Loss Awareness Month
Awareness Days in January:
  • January 1 - Global Family Day - formerly One Day of Peace and Sharing - (UN)
  • January 2 - Personal Trainer Awareness Day
  • January 1 - World Day of Peace
  • January 4 - World Braille Day - International
  • January 15 - Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus Awareness Day
  • January 24 - Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day
  • January 27 - Family Literacy Day - ABC Life Literacy Canada
  • January 27 - Holocaust Remembrance Day - (UN) - (International)
  • January 28 - Young Carers Awareness Day (U.K.)
  • January 30 - CTE Awareness Day (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy)
  • January 31 - World Leprosy Day - (International)
  • January 31 - Street Children's Day
Awareness Weeks in January:
  • 5th-11th January - Lichen Sclerosus Awareness week (UK)
  • 3rd Wk - National Non-Smoking Week - Canada - Canadian Council on Smoking and Health
  • 3rd Wed - Weedless Wednesday - Canada - Canadian Council on Smoking and Health
Awareness Dates for February
February is Awareness Month For:
  • Black History Month - (U.S. and Canada)
  • Boost-Your-Self-Esteem Month - (U.S.)
  • Children's Dental Health Month - (U.S.)
  • Heart and Stroke Month - (U.S.) - Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Human Relations Month
  • International Mother Language Day Month
Awareness Days in February:
  • February 2 - Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day
  • February 4 - World Cancer Day
  • February 6 - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation - (International)
  • February 11 - World Day of the Sick - (International)
  • February 12 - Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day
  • February 12 - International Day of Women's Health - (International)
  • February 13 - Breast Implant Illness Awareness Day
  • February 14 - Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day - (Canada)
  • February 14 - World Valentine Day - (International)
  • February 15 - International Childhood Cancer Day - (International)
  • February 20 - World Day of Social Justice (Recognized by the UN) - (International)
  • February 21 - International Mother Language Day - (UN) - (International)
  • February 22 - National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day (U.S.)
  • February 27 - Anosmia Awareness Day
  • February 28 (29th in leap year) - Rare Disease Day
Awareness Weeks in February:
  • February 26 - March 4, 2017 was Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF) Awareness Week. (Planning for Leak Week 2018 is underway.)
  • 1st Wk - Eating Disorder Awareness Week; National; National Eating Disorder Information Center
  • 1st Wk - International Development Week; National; CIDA
  • 1st Wk - National Therapeutic Recreation Week
  • 1st Wk - White Cane Week; National; Canadian Council of the Blind
  • 2nd Wk - World Orphan Week; International; SOS Children's Villages Canada
  • Last Wed - Pink Shirt Day (Anti-bullying) - Canada - Pink Shirt Day
Awareness Dates for March
March is Awareness Month For:
  • American Red Cross Month - (U.S.)
  • Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Color Therapy Month - (U.S.)
  • Caffeine Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • DVT - (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Prevention Awareness Month
  • Developmental Disabilities Month
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Epilepsy Month - (Epilepsy Canada)
  • Easter Seals Month - (Ontario, Canada)
  • Essential Tremor - (U.S.)
  • Foot Health Month
  • Help Fight Liver Disease Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month - (Canada)
  • Kidney Month - (Kidney Foundation of Canada)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Athletic Training Month (U.S.)
  • Nutrition Month - (U.S.)
  • Polio Awareness Month - (Polio Canada)
  • Red Cross Month - (Canadian Red Cross)
  • Reading Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Self-Injury Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Social Workers Month - (U.S.)
  • Trisomy Awareness month
  • Women's History Month
Awareness Days in March:
  • March 1 - International Wheelchair Day
  • March 1 - Self-Injury Awareness Day
  • March 5 - Multiple Personality Day
  • March 6 - National Lymphedema Awareness Day
  • March 8 - United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace - (UN)
  • March 8 - International Women's Day - (UN)
  • March 10 - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • March 12 - World Glaucoma Day
  • March 14 - International Day of Action for Rivers
  • March 15 - National Agriculture Day (US)
  • March 16 - Brain Injury Awareness Day (Global)
  • March 18 - National Trisomy 18 Awareness Day
  • March 20 - International Day of Happiness
  • March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day
  • March 21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • March 21 - World Poetry Day - (UN - UNESCO)
  • March 21 - International Day of Nowruz
  • March 24 - International Day for Achievers
  • March 24 - World Tuberculosis Day - (UN)
  • March 25 - U.S. National Cerebral Palsy Awareness day
  • March 26 - Purple Day for Epilepsy
  • March 27 - AFE Awareness Day - An international day uniting those affected by Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE)
Awareness Weeks in March:
  • 1st Wk - Pharmacy Awareness Week - Canadian Pharmacists Association
  • 1st Wk - Lymphedema Awareness Week - BC Lymphedema Association
  • 1st Wk - World Glaucoma Awareness Week - World Glaucoma Week
  • 2nd Wk - Canadian Agricultural Safety Week - Canadian Federation of Agriculture
  • 2nd Wk - National Social Work Week - Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • 3rd Wk - Crisis Line Awareness Week - BC Crisis Line Association
Awareness Dates for April
April is Awareness Month For:
  • 30-hour Famine - (U.S.)
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • American Cancer Society Month - (U.S.)
  • Autism awareness Month - (Canada and U.S.)
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month - (U.S.)
  • Community Service Month
  • Earth Month - (Canada and U.S.)
  • Financial Literacy Month
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Limb Loss Awareness Month
  • Mathematics Awareness Month
  • Narz Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Oral Health Month - (U.S.)
  • Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month
  • Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Poetry Month - (U.S.)
  • Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month
  • Spondylitis Awareness Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Volunteer Appreciation Month
Awareness Days in April:
  • April 1 - Youth Homelessness Matters Day
  • April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day - (UN)
  • April 4 - Auditory Processing Disorder Awareness Day
  • April 6 - Bohring-Opitz Syndrome (International)
  • April 7 - World Health Day - (UN)
  • April 7 - Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
  • April 8 - National Gifted Education Awareness Day in Ireland
  • April 8 - Cushing Disease/Syndrome Awareness Day
  • April 9 - National Alcohol Screening Day - (NASD)
  • April 10 - National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
  • April 11 - Parkinson's Disease International Awareness Day.
  • April 12 - International Day for Street Children
  • April 13 - Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Awareness Day (International)
  • April 16 - National Stress Awareness Day
  • April 17 - World Hemophilia Day - (UN)
  • April 19 - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 23 - Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) Awareness Day
  • April 25 - World Meningitis Day
  • April 25 - World Malaria Day - (WHO)
  • April 25 - Parental Alienation Awareness Day - (PAAD)
  • April 28 - International Workers Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day - (ICD)
  • April 29 - Make-A-Wish Day (International)
  • April 29 - Day of Remembrance of Victims of Chemical Warfare
  • April 29 - World Primary Immunodeficiency Day (Canada)
  • April 29 - International Noise Awareness Day
Awareness Weeks in April:
  • 2nd Saturday of April - Sarcoidosis Awareness Day
  • Last Saturday in April - Show Your Mettle Day - Awareness day to encourage amputees to show their metal (prosthetic devices, wheel chairs, etc).
  • April 11-18 - National Porphyria Awareness Week (NPAW) to enhance porphyria awareness in communities by spreading the word about porphyria.
  • April 12-18 - Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.
  • 13 - 19 - National Dental Hygiene Week; National; Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
  • 20- 27 - National Organ Donor Awareness Week
  • 2nd Wk - World Homeopathy Awareness Week
  • 3rd Wk - National Medical Laboratory Week; National
  • 3rd Wk - National Volunteer Week; National; Volunteer Canada
Awareness Dates for May
May is Awareness Month For:
  • ALS Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Asthma Awareness Month
  • Arthritis Month
  • Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Better Speech and Hearing Month
  • Bike Month - (U.S.)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month
  • Brain Tumor Awareness Month
  • Cystic fibrosis Awareness Month (Australia and U.S.)
  • Celiac Awareness Month
  • Correct Posture Month
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)
  • Fibromyalgia Awareness
  • Foot Health Month
  • Foster Care Month - (U.S.)
  • Guide Dog Month - (U.S.)
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • High Blood Pressure Month - (U.S.)
  • Huntington's Disease Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Military Appreciation Month
  • Mobility Awareness Month
  • Motorcycle Awareness Month
  • Older Americans Month - (U.S.)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month - (Canada)
  • Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Awareness Days in May:
  • Misophonia awareness day falls on the first Monday in May, and is known as Misophonia Monday
  • May 1 - Global Mesh Awareness Day
  • May 2 - International Scurvy Awareness Day
  • May 3 - Start of Brain Tumor Action Week
  • May 5 - Cri du Chat Syndrome Day (www.fivepminus.org)
  • May 5 - International Midwives Day
  • May 5 - Ependymoma Awareness Day
  • May 5 - National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day
  • May 5 - World Asthma Day
  • May 6 - World Moyamoya Day
  • May 7 - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
  • May 6 - International Awareness Day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones)
  • May 7 - Bladder Cancer Awareness Day
  • May 8 - World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day
  • May 8 - World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
  • May 10 - World Lupus Day
  • May 12 - International Nurses Day
  • May 12 - International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND)
  • May 14 - Childhood Speech Apraxia Awareness Day
  • May 15 - International Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) Awareness Day
  • May 15 - International Day of Families - (UN)
  • May 17 - Worldwide Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Day
  • May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
  • May 18 - International AIDS Vaccine Day
  • May 18 - International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
  • May 19 - World Hepatitis Day
  • May 19 - Schizencephaly Awareness Day
  • May 20 - International Behcet's Disease Awareness Day
  • May 20 - International Blue Cone Monochromacy awareness day
  • May 20 - 2019 - World AiArthritis Day (AiArthritis Day) - Global - (Was: World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD))
  • May 21 - Global Accessibility Awareness Day
  • May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity - (UN)
  • May 23 - International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
  • May 24 - Schizophrenia awareness day (Canada)
  • May 25 - World Thyroid Day (WTD)
  • May 27 - World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Day.
  • May 28 - World Hunger Day
  • May 31 - World No Tobacco Day - (UN)
Awareness Weeks in May:
  • U.K. Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) - (Dates Vary)
  • Week surrounding May 5 - International Cri du Chat Syndrome Awareness Week
  • 1st Saturday in May each year is World Ankylosing Spondylitis Day
  • 1st Tuesday of May - World Asthma Day
  • 2nd Sunday of May - International Mothers' Day
  • 2nd Week in May - Williams Syndrome Awareness Week
Awareness Dates for June
June is Awareness Month For:
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) Awareness Month
  • Audiobook Month
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency Awareness Month
  • Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
  • Hemiplegic Migraine Awareness Month
  • LGBT Pride Month
  • Men's Health Month
  • National Hunger Awareness Month
  • PTSD Awareness Month
Awareness Days in June:
  • June 1 - International Children's Day
  • June 1 - World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness
  • June 2 - National Gun Violence Awareness Day
  • June 3 - Telehealthcare Awareness Day
  • June 4 - International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
  • June 5 - National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day
  • June 6 - Hunger Day
  • June 7 - National Cancer Survivors Day
  • June 8 - World Brain Tumor Day
  • June 11 - Neuropathy Action Awareness Day
  • June 13 - Young Carers Awareness Day (U.K.)
  • June 13 - International Albinism Awareness Day
  • June 14 - World Blood Donor Day - (UN)
  • June 15 - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
  • June 17 - CDKL5 Worldwide Awareness Day
  • June 18 - Autistic Pride Day
  • June 19 - World Sickle Cell Day - (UN)
  • June 20 - World Refugee Day - (UN)
  • June 21 - Global day of recognition of ALS/MND
  • June 23 - Dravet Syndrome Awareness Day.
  • June 25 - World Vitiligo Awareness Day
  • June 26 - International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking - (UN)
  • June 27 - U.S. National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day
  • June 29 - Chronic Migraine Awareness Day
  • June 29 - World Scleroderma Awareness Day
  • June 30 - Asteroid Awareness Day
  • June 30 - Arthrogryposis Awareness Day
Awareness Dates for July
July is Awareness Month For:
  • Disability Pride Month (NY)
  • Fragile X (FXS) Awareness Month
  • National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month (NCCAPM)
  • Sarcoma Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Awareness Days in July:
  • July 1 - Doctor's Day - Bidhan Chandra Roy Birthday
  • July 2 - National Corpus Callosum Awareness Day (Australia)
  • July 5 2015 - International Day of Cooperatives (Recognized by the UN first Saturday in July)
  • July 6 - International Kissing Day
  • July 11 - World Population Day
  • July 12 - Disability Awareness Day (DAD) (U.K.)
  • July 12 - Heterochromia Awareness Day
  • July 13 - Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Awareness Day
  • July 15 - World Youth Skills Day
  • July 16 - Disability (ADA) Awareness Day
  • July 17 - World Day for International Justice
  • July 18 - Nelson Mandela International Day
  • July 21 - National Farm Safety Awareness Day
  • July 22 - Fragile X Awareness Day (FXS)
  • July 23 - World Sjogren's Day
  • July 24 - National Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Day
  • July 28 - World Hepatitis Day
  • July 30 - Gastroschisis Awareness Day
  • July 30 - International Day of Friendship
Awareness Weeks in July:
  • Last Friday of July - System Administrator Appreciation Day
Awareness Dates for August
August is Awareness Month For:
  • Autoinflammatory Disorders Awareness
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety
  • Children's Vision and Learning
  • Digestive Tract Paralysis (DTP)
  • Don't be a Bully Month
  • Immunization Awareness
  • Neurosurgery Outreach Month
  • Never Leave a Child Unattended in a Car, Purple Ribbon Month
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
  • Studious Behavior Awareness
Awareness Days in August:
  • August 1 - Clergy Sexual Abuse Awareness Day US and International
  • August 6 - National Fresh Breath Day
  • August 6 - National Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • August 7 - Purple Heart Day
  • August 8 - Happiness Happens Day
  • August 9 - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
  • August 12 - International Youth Day
  • August 13 - International Left-handers Day
  • August 19 - World Humanitarian Day
  • August 20 - National Honey Bee Day
  • August 21 - National Senior Citizens Day
  • August 30 - International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
  • August 31 - International Overdose Awareness Day
Awareness Dates for September
September is Awareness Month For:
  • Alopecia Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation Awareness Month
  • Achalasia Awareness Month - achalasiaawareness.org
  • Baby Safety Month - (U.S.)
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Chiari Awareness Month
  • Cholesterol Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Deaf Awareness Month (International)
  • Emergency Care Month
  • Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Hispanic Heritage Month - (U.S. - Sept. 15 to Oct. 15)
  • Life Insurance Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • National Guide Dog Month - (U.S.)
  • National Recovery Month - (U.S.)
  • National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • National Honey Month - (U.S.)
  • National Preparedness Month - (U.S.)
  • Orthostatic Tremor Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome Awareness Month
  • Prostate Awareness Month
  • Recovery Month - (U.S.)
  • Sight Saving Month - (U.S.)
  • Suicide Prevention Month - (U.S.)
  • Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
  • Tumor Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Wilderness Month - (U.S.)
  • World Alzheimer's Disease Month
  • Women of Achievement Month
Awareness Days in September:
  • September 4 - World Cerebral Palsy Day (List of Famous People with Cerebral Palsy)
  • September 5 - International Day of Charity - (U.N.)
  • September 7 - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • September 8 - National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
  • September 9 - International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (FASD) (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Children)
  • September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
  • September 11 - Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance (U.S.)
  • September 12 - World First Aid Day (2015)
  • September 13 - Celiac Disease Awareness Day - List of Gluten Free Food and Drink Products
  • September 15 - Pension Awareness Day (U.K.)
  • September 15 - World Lymphoma Awareness Day - Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • September 16 - National School Backpack Awareness Day
  • September 18 - National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • September 19 - Aortic Dissection Awareness Day
  • September 19 - Usher Syndrome Awareness Day (Global)
  • September 21 - Myositis Awareness Day - Designated by U.S. Congress
  • September 21 - World Alzheimer's Day
  • September 21 - International Day of Peace
  • September 22 - World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Day
  • September 23 - Falls Prevention Awareness Day - (First Day of Fall)
  • September 24 - Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) Awareness Day
  • September 25 - International Ataxia Awareness Day
  • September 26 - Mesothelioma Awareness Day
  • September 27 - National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD)
  • September 29 - World Heart Day
  • September 28 - World Rabies Day
  • September 30 - Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day
Awareness Weeks in September:
  • National Rehabilitation Awareness Week - (Actual Date Subject to Change Each Year)
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week - First week of September - (4th - 10th Sept, 2017)
  • Last week of September - International Week of the Deaf (International)
Awareness Dates for October
October is Awareness Month For:
  • AIDS Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Black History Month - (U.K.)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month - (U.S.)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Colon Cancer Awareness Month
  • Cyber-Security Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Dental Hygiene Month - (U.S.)
  • Depression Education and Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Diversity Awareness Month
  • Diarrhea Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Dwarfism Awareness Month
  • Dysautonomia Awareness Month (www.dysautonomiainternational.org)
  • Eczema Awareness Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month - (www.e-ii.org)
  • Energy Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Fair Trade Month
  • Fire Prevention Month - (U.S.)
  • Health Care Food Service Month - (U.S.)
  • Hispanic Heritage Month - (Sept. to Oct.) - (U.S.)
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • International Walk to School Month - (Canada)
  • Infant Loss and Miscarriage Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Information Literacy Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Italian American Heritage Month - (U.S.)
  • LGBTQ History Month - (U.S.)
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Outdoor Lighting Month - (U.S.)
  • Pastor Appreciation Month
  • Polish American Heritage Month
  • Pharmacy Month - (U.S.)
  • Physical Therapy Month - (U.S.)
  • Pit Bull Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Raynaud's Awareness Month
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Selective Mutism Awareness Month
  • Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • Spina bifida awareness month
  • Work and Family Month - (U.S.)
  • Vaccine Injury Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • Vegetarian Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Awareness Days in October:
  • October 1 - International Day of Older Persons - (UN)
  • October 1 - World Vegetarian Day
  • October 2 - World Cerebral Palsy Day
  • October 5 - World Day of Bullying Prevention
  • October 5 - American Veterans Disabled for Life Awareness Day
  • October 7 - International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day
  • October 7 - Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Awareness Day
  • October 7 - World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day
  • October 8 - World Humanitarian Action Day
  • October 9 - PANDAS / PANS Awareness Day
  • October 10 - World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
  • October 10 - World Mental Health Day
  • October 10 - World Day Against Death Penalty, recognized by the WCADP
  • October 11 - International Day of the Girl Child
  • October 13 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
  • October 14 - Global Food Protein Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) Day
  • October 15 - World Blind Day / World Sight Day
  • October 15 - International Day of Rural Women - (UN)
  • October 15 - Global Hand-washing Day
  • October 15 - National White Cane Safety Day
  • October 15 - Blind Americans Equality Day
  • October 16 - World Food Day - (UN)
  • October 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - (UN)
  • October 18 - World Vasectomy Day
  • October 20 - World Osteoporosis Day
  • October 21 - Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day
  • October 22 - Phelan-McDermid Syndrome - International Day of Awareness
  • October 22 - International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • October 23 - Kabuki Syndrome Awareness Day
  • October 24 - World Development Information Day
  • October 24 - United Nations Day
  • October 25 - Spina Bifida Awareness Day
  • October 25 - Hydrocephalus Day
  • October 25 - 31 - International Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week
  • October 26 - Intersex Awareness Day
  • October 27 - World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
  • October 29 - World Stroke Day
Awareness Dates for November
November is Awareness Month For:
  • Adoption Awareness Month - (U.S.)
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Alzheimer's Awareness Month
  • Dercum's Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa) Awareness month
  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Epilepsy Month
  • Good Nutrition Month
  • Hospice Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer / Men's Health Awareness month
  • Red Ribbon Month (Anti-drunk-driving)
  • RSD/CRPS Awareness Month
  • Transgender Awareness Month
  • Vegan Awareness Month
Awareness Days in November:
  • November 1 - World Vegan Day
  • November 1 - Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day
  • November 4 - National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD) (U.K.)
  • November 6 - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  • November 7 - Cancer Awareness Day (India)
  • November 8 - Aicardi Syndrome Awareness Day
  • November 9 - World Freedom Day
  • November 10 - World NET Cancer Awareness Day
  • November 10 - World Immunization Day
  • November 11 - Veterans Day - Remembrance Day - Armistice Day
  • November 12 - World Pneumonia Day
  • November 13 - World Pancreatic Cancer Day
  • November 14 - World Diabetes Day - (UN)
  • November 15 - World Ohtahara Syndrome Awareness Day
  • November 16 - International Day for Tolerance - (UN)
  • November 17 - International Students Day
  • November 17 - World Prematurity Day
  • November 18 - World COPD Day
  • November 19 - International Men's Day (IMD)
  • November 20 - Universal Children's Day - (UN)
  • November 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • November 21 - World Hello Day
  • November 24 - N24 Awareness Day
  • November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - (UN)
  • November 30 - Self Harm Awareness Day
Awareness Weeks in November:
  • National Radiologic Technology Week - Celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of R.T.s across the nation. The celebration takes place each November to commemorate the anniversary of the x-ray's discovery by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895. Learn more www.asrt.org/nrtw
  • 5th-11th November - Vulval cancer awareness week (UK)
  • Third Sunday of November - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (Recognized by the UN)
Awareness Dates for December
December is Awareness Month For:
  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • Constipation Awareness Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month
Awareness Days in December:
  • December 1 - World Aids Day - (UN)
  • December 2 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • December 3 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities - (UN)
  • December 5 - International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
  • December 6 - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)
  • December 10 - Human Rights Day - (UN)
Awareness Weeks in December:
  • 5th-11th December - Vaginal Atrophy Awareness week (UK)

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