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Awareness Calendar

Stay on top of awareness days and months with our awareness calendar. This is a list of national and international awareness events, mostly international as awareness events can vary from country to country.

This list is put together to the best of our knowledge and with lots of searching so, I hope that all dates are correct. If not, please feel free to correct me so I can update the list. Please note that no particular awareness day or month has been intentionally left off this list. If we’ve missed any awareness days or months, please also let us know so the list can be updated. Otherwise, you can start shopping to show your support here.

January

Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Thyroid Awareness Month

2nd: World Introvert Day

4th: World Braille Day

12th: Kiss a Ginger Day

21st: National Hug Day

27th: World Leprosy Day

February

Childhood Heart Disease Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Low Vision Awareness Month

4th: World Cancer Day

4-8th: Feeding Tube Awareness Week

11th: International Epilepsy Day

15th: International Angleman Day

17th: Random Acts of Kindness Day

20th: World Day of Social Justice

25-3rd March: Eating Disorders Awareness and Screening Week

28th: World Rare Disease Day

March

Epilepsy Awareness Month

1st: International Wheelchair Day / Self Injury/Harm Awareness Day (SIAD) / Endometriosis Awareness Day

3rd: World Better Hearing Day

8th: International Womens Day

10th: World Glaucoma Week

11-17th: Brain Awareness Week

14th: World Kidney Day

15th: World Sleep Day / Red Nose Day

18th: Global Recycling Day

21st: World Down Syndrome Day / Harmony Day

24th: World Tuberculosis Day

26th: Purple Day РEpilepsy Awareness

30th: World Bipolar Day

April

Autism Awareness Month
Diversity Month
Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Alcohol Awareness Month
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month
Occupational Therapy Month
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
International Cesarean Awareness Month
National Pet Month
Limb Loss Awareness Month

2nd: World Autism Awareness Day

7th: World Cerebral Palsy Day / World Health Day

10th: World Siblings Day

11th: World Parkinson’s Day

13th: International Functional Neurological Disease(FND) Awareness Day

17th: World Haemophilia Day

24th: World Meningitis Day

29th: Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

May

Lung Health Awareness Month
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
Arthritis Awareness Month
Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month
Zombie Awareness Month
Ehlers Danlos Awareness Month

2nd: World Asthma Day

10th: World Lupus Day

12th: World ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

15th: International Day of Families / World Meditation Day

20th: World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

21st: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

27th: Prader Willi Awareness Day

30th: World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day

June

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Scoliosis Awareness Month
Men’s Health Awareness Month
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Month
Pride Month

1st: International Children’s Day

2nd: Cancer Survivors Day

7th: Tourette’s Awareness Day

9th: Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day

10-16th: Men’s Health Awareness Week

13th: International Albinism Awareness Day

14th: World Blood Donor Day

15th: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

16th: Rare Chromosome Disorder Awareness Week

18th: Autistic Pride Day

19th: World Sickle Cell Day

20th: World Refugee Day

21st: World Humanist Day / Global MND Awareness Day

25-30th: Helen Keller Week (International Deaf-Blind Awareness Week)

27th: PTSD Awareness Day

July

Psychosocial Disability Awareness Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Sarcoma Awareness Month

28th: World Hepatitis Day

30th: International Day of Friendship / World Friendship Day

August

MedicAlert Awareness Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Gastroparesis Awareness Month

1-6th: World Breastfeeding Week

13th: International Left Handers Awareness Day

31st: International Bacon Day

September

Albinism Awareness Month
Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month
Dementia Awareness Month
International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Pain Awareness Month
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Awareness Month
Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

5th: World Spinal Cord Injury Day

9th: World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day

10th: World Suicide Prevention Day

15th: Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week / World Lymphoma Day

21st: World Alzheimer’s Day

23rd: International Day of Sign Languages

23-30th: International Week of the Deaf

25th: International Ataxia Awareness Day

26th: World Retina Day

29th: World Heart Day

October

Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
Eye Care Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Carer’s Month
Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month
ADHA Awareness Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

1st: International Day of Older Persons

4th: World Dyslexia Day

6th: World Cerebral Palsy Day

10th: World Mental Health Day / World Sight Day

14th: Carers Week / Invisible Disabilities Week

15th: World White Cane Day

20th: World Osteoporosis Day

22nd: International Stuttering Awareness Day

23rd: SUDEP Awareness Day

29th: World Stroke Day / World Psoriasis

November

Disability Rights Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Adoption Awareness Month

Movember

4th: International Stress Awareness Week

13th: World Kindness Day

14th: World Diabetes Day

19th: International Mens Day

23rd: International Survivors of Suicide Day

December

1st: World AIDS Day

3rd: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5th: International Volunteers Day

10th: International Human Rights Day

20th: Human Solidarity Day