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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hemochromatosis Awareness: www.hemochromatosis.org.
International Group B Strep Awareness: www.groupbstrepinternational.org.
UV Safety: www.aao.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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