National Cholesterol Awareness Month

High blood cholesterol presents a major risk factor for heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Approximately seventeen-percent of all adults in America have high blood cholesterol.

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Spina bifida is a serious birth defect that occurs when the tissue surrounding the the developing spinal cord of a fetus doesn't close properly.

Disability Employment Awareness Month

Disability Employment Awareness Month heightens awareness while recognizing contributions of Americans with disabilities to our workforce and society. 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer is a disease, and it is formed by cancer cells that are malignant which have formed in the tissues of the breast, and is considered to be a, 'heterogenerous,' disease; it differs depending on the individual, as well as by the age of the person. It also differs by the kinds of cells within the tumors themselves 

World Mental Health Day

Established by The World Federation of Mental Health

White Cane Week

International White Cane Safety Day is an opportunity to increase awareness about the white cane, which: 

  • Signifies that the pedestrian using it is blind or visually impaired;

  • Alerts motorists of the need to exercise special caution and provide the user the right of way;

  • Symbolizes the independence, confidence and skills of the person who is using it

International Stuttering Awareness Day

Stuttering is a speech disorder in which sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or last longer than normal. These problems cause a break in the flow of speech (called disfluency)

Red Ribbon Week (National)

Alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign 

National Epilepsy Month

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.

National Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is usually a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day

Lennox syndrome, is a difficult-to-treat form of childhood-onset epilepsy that most often appears between the second and sixth year of life, and is characterized by frequent seizures and different seizure types

COPD Awareness Month

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) involves two diseases that are related; bronchitis and emphysema. Both bronchitis and emphysema involve a chronic obstruction of airflow out of a person's lungs which is commonly both permanent and progressive over time.

Asthma; another pulmonary disease involving obstruction of airflow out of the lungs, is unlike chronic bronchitis or emphysema in that asthma is commonly reversible. Airflow between asthma attacks is usually good.

Human Rights Day

 (Recognized by the UN)