The following is a listing of causes that promote awareness during specific months of the year. 


  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month

  • Heart Disease Awareness Month
  • National Wear Red Day
  • National Women's Heart Day
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  • Children of Alcoholics Week
  • National Donor Day

  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • National Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • American Diabetes Alert Day

  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Donate Life Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Cancer Control Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Walk America/March of Dimes  
  • A Day to End Sexual Violence  
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

  • Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
  • National Military Appreciation Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week
  • Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
  • National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day (May 5th)
  • American Stroke Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Sturge-Weber Awareness Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  • National Neurofibromatosis Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week
  • National Women's Health Week
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

  • National Cancer Survivor's Day
  • National Men's Health Week
  • Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • National Headache Awareness Week
  • Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week


  • National Minority Donor Awareness Day

  • Childhood Cancer Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Week
  • World Alzheimer's Day
  • National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month
  • National Mesothelioma Awareness Day
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • World Heart Day
  • National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • World Mental Health Day
  • Red Ribbon Week (DARE)
  • SIDS Awareness Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Stop America's Violence Everywhere Today
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • National Child Health Day

  • National Alzheimers Disease Awareness Month
  • American Diabetes Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • National Adoption Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week
  • Great American Smokeout
  • National Hospice Palliative Care Month

  • World AIDS Day
Source:  2008 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.

This list is provided for informational purposes only.  It is by no means all-inclusive and it does not signify endorsement of any organization's activities.

Copyright 2010 SR