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The following is a list of causes that are especially thought of month by month and links for more information.  We have tried to include the color ribbon that would coordinate with the awareness event.

 

January:

Cervical Health Awareness Month (Teal & White Ribbon): www.nccc-online.org/awareness.html  

 

National Birth Defects Prevention Month (Pink & Blue Ribbon): www.nbdpn.org/current/resources/bdpm2010.html 

 

Thyroid Awareness Month (Thyroid Cancer Ribbon): www.aace.com 

 

Glaucoma Awareness Month (Green Ribbon): http://www.preventblindness.org/news/observe.html  

 

National Radon Action Month: www.epa.gov/radon/nram

 

National Folic Acid Awareness Week (4th - 10th): www.folicacidinfo.org 

 

February:

 

AMD/LOW Vision Awareness Month: www.preventblindness.org 

 

American Heart Month (Red or Red & Blue Ribbon): www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4441

 

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month (Pink & Blue Ribbon): www.groupbstrepinternational.org  

 

National Children's Dental Month: www.ada.org/prof/events/featured/ncdhm.asp  

 

National Wise Health Consumer Month: www.aipm.net/wise 

 

Give Kids a Smile Feb 5th: givekidsasmile.ada.org 

 

National Wear Red Day Feb 5th (Red Ribbon): www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth

 

Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week Feb 7-14 (Red or Red & Blue Ribbon):

 

Burn Awareness Week Feb 7-13 (Red Ribbon): www.burnawareness.org 

 

Children' of Alcoholics Week Feb 14-20: www.nacoa.org 

 

National Donor Day Feb 14th (Green) : www.organdonor.gov/get_involved/nationaldonorday.htm

March:

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Blue or Brown): www.preventcancer.org/colorectal

National Nutrition Month: www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/NNM_2007_home.htm

National Endometriosis Awareness Month (Peach or Yellow): www.endocenter.org 

Save your Vision Month (Green): www.aoa.org/x5072.xml 

Trisomy Awareness Month (Light Blue):

Workplace Eye Wellness Month (Green): www.preventblindness.org

National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 7-13: www.npsf.org/hp/psaw/ 

National Problem Gambling Awareness Week March 7-13: www.npgaw.org

National Sleep Awareness Week March 7-13 (Black): www.sleepfoundation.org 

National School Breakfast Week March 8-12: www.schoolnutrition.org/nsbw

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 10 (red): www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/

World Kidney Day March 11 (Green): www.kidney.org/news/wkd/index.cfm 

National Poison Prevention Week March 14-20: www.poisonprevention.org/poison.htm 

Brain Awareness Week March 15-21 (Grey): www.dana.org/brainweek 

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 20 (Red): www.nnaapc.org/news/awareness-day.htm 

American Diabetes Alert Day March 22 (Grey): www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and-localevents/americandiabetesalert.jsp

World Tuberculosis Day March 24 (Red): www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day 

Root Canal Awareness Week March 28 - April 3: www.aae.org 

April:

Alcohol Awareness Month (red): ncadi.samhsa.gov/seasonal/aprilalcohol/

Foot Health Awareness Month: www.apma.org

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month (Periwinkle): www.aboutibs.org/site/about-ibs/april-ibs-awareness-month

National Autism Awareness Month (Puzzle): www.autism-society.org/naam 

National Cancer Control Month (Lavender or specific color): www.cancer.org 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month (Blue): www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/

National Donate Life Month (green): www.organdonor.gov/get_involved/donatelifemonth.htm

National Facial Protection Month: www.aaoms.org 

National Minority Health Awareness Month: minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=182

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month (Purple): www.nationalsarcoidosisfriends.org

National Youth Sports Safety Month: www.nyssf.org/campaign.html 

Occupational Therapy Month: www.aota.org/news/consumer/ot-month.aspx

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (Teal & Purple): www.rainn.org

Sports Eye Safety Month (green): www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/injuries/index.cfm

Women's Eye Health and Safety Month (green): www.preventblindness.org 

National Public Health Week - April 5-11: www.nphw.org/nphw10/home1.htm

World Health Day - April 7: www.who.int/world-health-day/en/ 

National Alcohol Screening Day April 8; www.mentalhealthscreening.org/events/nasd/ 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month - Day of Auction - April 20 (Teal & Purple) www.nsvrc.org/saam/current-campaign/day-of-action 

National Infant Immunization Week April 24 – May 1: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/default.htm

2010 March for Babies - April 24-25 (Pink & Blue): www.marchforbabies.org

World Meningitis Day - April 24 ( Burgundy): www.comoonline.org/wmd.html

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day April 24

May:

American Stroke Month (Red): www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3073279 

Better Hearing and Speech Month: www.asha.org/bhsm/

Clean Air Month: www.lungusa.org 

Electromagnetic Sensitivity Awareness Month:

Healthy Vision Month (green):  www.healthyvision2010.nei.nih.gov/hvm

Hepatitis Awareness Month (Red & Yellow): www.hepb.org/advocacy/awareness_month.htm 

Lupus Awareness Month (Orange or Purple): www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_newsroomawareness.aspx?articleid=1726&zoneid=62

Lyme Disease Awareness Month (Lime): www.lyme.org

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month (Black): www.aad.org/media/press/month.html 

Mental Health Month (Green): www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may

National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month (Orange): trafficsafetymarketing.gov/motorcycles/ShareTheRoad/index.cfm

National Arthritis Awareness Month (Navy): www.arthritis.org/arthritis-awareness-month.php 

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month (Grey): www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=10&sub=99&cont=457

National Bike Month: www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth 

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month (Light Green): www.capwiz.com/celiac/home

National High Blood Pressure Education Month (Red): www.nhlbi.nih.gov/new/press/mayhbpmo.htm

National Neurofibromatosis Month (Green): www.ctf.org 

National Osteoporosis Awareness Prevention Month (White): www.nof.org/awareness2/annual.htm

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

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (White): www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1304&Itemid=77 

National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month (Purple & Yellow): www.NTEF-USA.Org

Older Americans Month: www.aoa.gov/aoaroot/press_room/observances/oam/oam.aspx

Sturge-Weber Awareness Month (Burgundy): www.sturge-weber.org/get-involved/month-of-awareness.html 

Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month: www.tsalliance.org 

Ultraviolet Awareness Month: www.preventblindness.org

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Month

National Physical Education and Sport Week - May 1-7: www.aahperd.org/naspe/advocacy/events/mayWeek/resources.cfm

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week - May 2-8 (Green): www.ffcmh.org/events/national-children%e2%80%99s-mental-health-awareness-week/ 

North American Occupational Safety and Healthy Week - May 2-8 (Green): www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh09/events.php

National Mental Health Counseling Week - May 3-7 (Green): www.amhca.org

Melanoma Monday - May 3 (Black): www.aad.org 

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day - May 8: www.cdlsusa.org

Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 9-15 (Teal): www.foodallergy.org/faaw/index.html 

National Alcohol and other Drug Related Birth Defects Week - May 9-15 (Pink & Blue): www.ncadd.org

National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 10-16: www.stutteringhelp.org

National Women's Check-up Day May 10: www.womenshealth.gov

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day - May 12 (Purple): www.fmaware.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8639

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - May 18 (Red): www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/events/hvad

National Employee Health and Fitness Day - May 19: physicalfitness.org/nehf.html 

World Hepatitis Day - May 19 (Red & Yellow): www.nvhr.org/WHD-2009.htm 

Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week - May 24 – 30 (Blue): www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/rwi_prevention_week.htm

National Senior Citizen Health and Fitness Day - May 26: www.fitnessday.com/senior/index.htm

World No Tobacco Day - May 31 (Brown): www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en 

 


June:

 

Fireworks Safety Month June 1 – July 4 (Red, White & Blue): www.preventblindness.org

 

Home Safety Month: www.homesafetycouncil.org/AboutUs/HSM/au_hsm_w001.asp

 

National Aphasia Awareness Month (Grey): www.aphasia.org

 

National Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month: www.stopcmv.org/june.php

 

National Scleroderma Awareness Month (Light Blue): www.scleroderma.org

 

National Scoliosis Awareness Month (White): www.scoliosis.org

 

Vision Research Month (Green) :

 

National Headache Awareness Week June 6-12 (Burgundy): www.headaches.org/NHF_Programs/National_Headache_Awareness_Week

 

Sun Safety Week June 6-12: www.sunsafetyalliance.org 

 

National Cancer Survivors Day June 6 (Lavender): www.ncsdf.org/Pages/AboutNCSD.html

 

National Men’s Health Week June 14-22 (Light Blue): www.menshealthmonth.org/week/

 

Lightning Safety Week June 20 -26: www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/index.htm

 

National ASK Day June 21: www.paxusa.org/ask/index.html

 

Eye Safety Awareness Week June 27- July 5 (Green): www.useironline.org 

 

National HIV Testing Day June 27 (Red): www.napwa.org

 

July:

Cord Blood Awareness Month: www.parentsguidecordblood.org 

 

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

 

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month (Blue): www.arthritis.org/ja-information.php

 

UV Safety Month: www.geteyesmart.org

 

August:

 

Cataract Awareness Month (white): www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/index.cfm 

 

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month (Green): www.preventblindness.org

 

National Immunization Awareness Month: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/default.htm

 

Psoriasis Awareness Month (Orchid & Orange) : www.psoriasis.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=937

 

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month (Cream): www.curesma.org 

 

National Minority Donor Awareness Day August 1 (Green): www.nationalmottep.org/nmdad.shtml 

 

National Health Center Week August 8-14: www.healthcenterweek.org 

 

 

September:

 

Childhood Cancer Month (Gold): www.candlelighters.org/awareness/childhoodcancerawarenessmonth/tabid/406/default.aspx 

 

Fruit And Veggies – More Matters Month: www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month (Green or Orange): www.lls.org 

 

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Red): (www.recoverymonth.gov

 

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month: www.stopafib.org 

 

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

 

National Infant Mortality Awareness Month (Pink & Blue): www.healthystartassoc.org 

 

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

 

National Sickle Cell Month (Burgundy): www.sicklecelldisease.org

 

National Yoga Awareness Month: www.yogamonth.org 

 

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (Teal): www.ovarian.org 

 

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (Light Blue): www.zerocancer.org 

 

Reye’s Syndrome Awareness Month (Blue): www.reyessyndrome.org

 

Sports and Home Eye Safety Month (Green): www.preventblindness.org 

 

Whole Grains Month: www.wholegrainscouncil.org/get-involved/celebrate-whole-grains-month-n-september 

 

National Suicide Prevention Week Sept 5-11 (Yellow): www.suicidology.org

 

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day Sept 13 (Light Green): www.csaceliacs.org 

 

National School Backpack Awareness Day Sept 15: www.promoteot.org/AI_BackpackAwareness.html

 

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Sept 18 (Red): www.theaidsinstitute.org

 

National Farm Safety and Health Week Sept 19-25: www.nsc.org/necas/ 

 

National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration Sept 19-25: www.nraf-rehabnet.org 

 

World Alzheimer’s Day Sept 21 (Purple): www.alz.co.uk/adi/wad/

 

RAINN Day Sept 23 (Teal): www.rainn.org/get-involved/college/rainn-day

 

Family Health and Fitness Day Sept 25: www.fitnessday.com 

 

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day Sept 26(Purple): www.curemeso.org

 

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Sept 28 (Red): www.napwa.org/

 

World Rabies day Sept 28: www.worldrabiesday.org 

 

National Women’s Healthy & Fitness Day Sept 29: www.fitnessday.com 

 

World Heart Day Sept 30 (Red or Red & Blue): www.worldheart.org 




October:

 

Eye Injury Prevention Month (Green): www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/injuries/index.cfm

 

Halloween Safety Month: www.preventblindness.org

 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Pink): www.nbcam.org 

 

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month (Light Green): www.csaceliacs.org

 

National Dental Hygiene Month: www.adha.org

 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (Burgundy): www.dol.gov/odep

 

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Teal & Purple): www.nrcdv.org/dvam

 

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month (Blue & Yellow): www.ndss.org

 

National Medical Librarians Month: www.mlanet.org/resources/nml-month/index.html

 

National Physical Therapy Month: www.apta.org

 

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month (Yellow): www.spinabifidaassociation.org 

 

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month (Purple or Lavender): www.rettsyndromeawareness.com

 

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month (Pink & Blue): www.firstcandle.org 

 

Talk about Prescriptions Month: www.talkaboutrx.org

 

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Week Oct 1-7: www.nationalsarcoidosisfriends.org 

 

Hearing Aid Awareness Week Oct 3-10: www.ihsinfo.org 

 

National Fire Prevention Awareness Week Oct 3-9 (Red & Black): www.firepreventionweek.org

 

Latex Allergy Awareness Week Oct 3-9 (Red & Pearl):    www.latexallergyresources.org

 

Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct 4-10 (Green): www.nami.org

 

Drive Safely Work Week Oct 4-8: www.trafficsafety.org

 

National Child Health Day Oct 4: www.mchb.hrsa.gov

 

National Depression Screening Day Oct 7 (Green): www.mentalhealthscreening.org

 

World Mental Health Day Oct 10 (Green): www.wfmh.org/00worldmentalhealthday.htm 

 

National School Lunch Week Oct 11-15:  www.schoolnutrition.org/nslw

 

Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week Oct 12-20 (White): www.usbjd.org

 

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Oct 13: www.mbcnetwork.org/page.aspx?nm=mbc_awareness_day

 

National Latinos AIDS Awareness Day Oct 15: www.nlaad.org/

 

World Food Day Oct 16: www.worldfooddayusa.org 

 

National Drug Free Work Week Oct 18-24: www.dol.gov/drugfreeworkweek

 

World Osteoporosis Day Oct 20 (White): www.iofbonehealth.org/about-iof/iof-programs/outreach-education/world-osteoporosis-day.html 

 

International Stuttering Awareness Day Oct 22: www.stutteringhelp.org 

 

National Mammography Day Oct 22 (Pink): www.cancer.org 

 

Red Ribbon Week Oct 23-31: www.nfp.org 

 

Respiratory Care Week Oct 24-30 (Pearl): www.aarc.org/rcweek 

 

Lung Health Day Oct 27 (Pearl): www.aarc.org/rcweek

 

 

November:

 

American Diabetes Month (Grey): www.diabetes.org

 

COPD Awareness Month (Gold): www.uscopdcoalition.org/NewsAndEvents.htm

 

Diabetic Eye Disease Month (Grey): www.preventblindness.org

 

Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month: www.apma.org

 

Lung Cancer Awareness Month (Pearl): www.lungcanceralliance.org 

 

National Family Caregivers Month (Burgundy): www.thefamilycaregiver.org 

 

National Healthy Skin Month: www.aad.org 

 

National Hospice Palliative Care Month: www.nhpco.org

 

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (Purple): www.pancan.org

 

Prematurity Awareness Month (Pink & Blue): www.marchofdimes.com

 

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month (Red & Blue): www.phassociation.org


RSD/CRPS (orange)

 

Worldwide Philanthropy Day Nov 15 (lime): www.fcpr.org


Great American Smoke Out Nov 18 (Brown): acsf2f.com/gaso/

 

Prematurity Awareness Day Nov 18 (Pink & Blue): www.marchofdimes.com 

 

National Survivors Of Suicide Day Nov 20 (Yellow): www.afsp.org 

 

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week Nov 21-27 (Periwinkle): www.aboutgerd.org

 

 


December:

 Safe Toys and Gifts Month: http://preventblindness.org

 

National Aplastic Anemia and MDS Awareness Week Dec 1-7 (Red & White): www.aamds.org 

 

World AIDS Day - Dec 1st (Red): http://www.unaids.org/en/default.asp 

 

National Hand washing Awareness Week Dec 5-11: http://www.henrythehand.com

 

 

 

The above information has been obtained using the following website and from customers who have requested their causes to be added to our list. 


www.healthfinger.gov/nho/nho.asp?year=2010



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