Make A Date

By Beth Wood and Denise Davidson

December 7, 2007 6 min read

MAKE A DATE

Mark your calendar with health and fitness events

By Beth Wood and Denise Davidson

Copley News Service

Each month, organizations bring special attention to a particular health issue or a certain disease. For example, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here is a calendar of some health-related observances.

JANUARY

Cervical Health Awareness: www.nccc-online.org.

National Birth Defects Prevention: www.marchofdimes.com.

National Blood Donor: www.aabb.org.

National Glaucoma Awareness: www.glaucoma.org.

Thyroid Awareness: www.aace.com.

FEBRUARY

AMD/Low Vision Awareness: www.preventblindness.org.

American Heart: www.americanheart.org.

Marfan Syndrome Awareness: www.marfan.org.

National Children's Dental Health: www.ada.org.

MARCH

National Brain Injury Awareness: www.biausa.org.

National Caffeine Awareness: www.caffeineawareness.org.

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness: www.preventcancer.org/colorectal.

National Endometriosis Awareness: www.endocenter.org.

National Eye Donor: www.restoresight.org.

National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness: www.msfocus.org.

National Nutrition: www.eatright.org.

Save Your Vision: www.aoa.org.

Workplace Eye Health and Safety Awareness: www.preventblindness.org.

APRIL

Alcohol Awareness: www.ncadd.org.

Cancer Control: www.cancer.org.

Foot Health Awareness: www.apma.org.

Injury Prevention: www.aaos.org.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness: www.aboutibs.org.

National Autism Awareness: www.autism-society.org.

National Donate Life: www.organdonor.gov.

National Parkinson Awareness: www.parkinson.org.

National Youth Sports Safety: www.nyssf.org.

MAY

Asthma and Allergy Awareness: www.aafa.org.

Better Hearing and Speech: www.asha.org.

Correct Posture: www.acatoday.org.

Healthy Vision: www.eyecareamerica.org.

Hepatitis Awareness: www.hepfi.org.

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention: www.aad.org.

Mental Health: www.mentalhealthamerica.net.

National Arthritis: www.arthritis.org.

National Celiac Disease Awareness: www.americanceliac.org.

National High Blood Pressure Education: http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net.

National Neurofibromatosis Awareness: www.ctf.org.

National Physical Fitness and Sports: www.fitness.gov.

National Stroke Awareness: www.stroke.org.

Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention: www.nof.org.

JUNE

International Childhood Cancer Campaign: www.optimist.org.

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness: www.myasthenia.org.

National Aphasia Awareness: www.aphasia.org.

National Safety: www.nsc.org.

National Scleroderma Awareness: www.scleroderma.org.

Vision Research: www.preventblindness.org.

JULY

Hemochromatosis Awareness: www.hemochromatosis.org.

International Group B Strep Awareness: www.groupbstrepinternational.org.

UV Safety: www.aao.org.

AUGUST

Cataract Awareness: www.aao.org.

National Children's Vision & Learning: www.covd.org.

National Immunization Awareness: www.globalhealth.org.

Neurosurgery Outreach: www.neurosurgerytoday.org.

Psoriasis Awareness: www.psoriasis.org/home.

Spinal Muscular Awareness: www.curesma.org.

SEPTEMBER

Childhood Cancer: www.candlelighters.org.

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness: www.thegcf.org.

Healthy Aging: www.healthyaging.net.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness: www.lls.org.

Menopause Awareness: www.americanmenopause.org.

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery: www.recoverymonth.gov.

National Cholesterol Education: http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/cholmonth.

National Pediculosis/Head Lice Prevention: www.headlice.org.

National Sickle Cell: www.sicklecelldisease.org.

Prostate Cancer Awareness: www.fightprostatecancer.org.

Sports and Home Eye Health and Safety: www.preventblindness.org.

OCTOBER

Celiac Disease Awareness: www.csaceliacs.com.

Eat Better, Eat Together: www.nutrition.wsu.edu/ebet.

Emotional Wellness: www.wordsofwellness.com.

Health Literacy: www.healthliteracymonth.com.

Lupus Awareness: www.lupus.org.

National Breast Cancer Awareness: www.nbcam.org.

National Dental Hygiene: www.adha.org.

National Liver Awareness: www.liverfoundation.org.

National Orthodontic Health: www.braces.org.

National Physical Therapy: www.apta.org.

NOVEMBER

American Diabetes: www.diabetes.org.

Diabetic Eye Disease: www.preventblindness.org.

Epilepsy Awareness: www.epilepsyfoundation.org.

Gluten-Free Diet: www.theglutenfreelifestyle.com.

Lung Cancer Awareness: www.lungcanceralliance.org.

National COPD Awareness: www.emphysema.net.

National Marrow Awareness: www.marrow.org.

National Alzheimer's Disease: www.alz.org.

DECEMBER

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Month: www.cdc.gov (search on "3D Month").

Safe Toys and Gifts Month (Eye Safety): www.preventblindness.org.

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