Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month on December, 2017: What is each month for Awareness Month?

December, 2017 is Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month 2017.

What is each month for Awareness Month?

January:

Birth Defects Prevention Month

Cataract Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Family Fit Lifestyle Month

Financial Wellness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Healthy Weight Awareness Month

February:

African-American History Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

Ethnic Equality Month

Heart Month

March:

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Gender Equality Month

Kidney Month

Mental Retardation Awareness Month

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Nutrition Month

Red Cross Month

April:

Alcohol Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

Cancer Control Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Keep America Beautiful Month

Mathematics Education Month

Month Of The Young Child

Poetry Month

STDs Education And Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

World Habitat Awareness Month

Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month

Poverty In America Awareness Month

Thyroid Awareness Month

May:

Better Hearing And Speech Month

Better Sleep Month

Correct Posture Month

Creative Beginnings Month

Family Support Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Mental Health Month

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Older Americans Month

Osteoporosis Prevention Month

Personal History Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month

June:

Aphasia Awareness Month

Children’s Awareness Month

Gay And Lesbian Pride Month

International Men’s Month

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

People Skills Month

Rebuild Your Life Month

Rivers Month

Scleroderma Awareness Month

Student Safety Month

Vision Research Month

July:

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Group B Strep Awareness Month

Purposeful Parenting Month

Recreation And Parks Month

August:

Amblopia Awareness Month

Immunization Awareness Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

September:

Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month

Menopause Awareness Month

Organic Harvest Month

Pediculosis Prevention Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Self-Awareness Month

Self-Improvement Month

Sickle Cell Awareness Month

October:

Adopt A Shelter Dog Mont

AIDS Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness

Campaign For Healthier Babies Month

Dental Hygiene Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Prevention Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month

Vegetarian Awareness Month

November:

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Adoption Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Family Caregivers Month

Impotency Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Runaway Prevention Month

Pro-Life Month

December:

Safe Toys & Gifts Awareness Month

Celiac Disease Awareness Month?

Celiac Disease Awareness Month?

May as Celiac Awareness Month

By Beth Hillson, President, American Celiac Disease Alliance

In response to the question about May as Celiac Awareness month — the overwhelming majority of celiac organizations and all of the Celiac Research Centers in the United States recognize May as National Celiac Disease Awareness Month.

Internationally, the Association of European Coeliac Societies recognizes Celiac Disease in May and celiac events are held throughout the world to raise awareness.

(The association represents 26 countries of the EU - including Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK)

The May observance in the United States was chosen to coincide with our international colleagues. It was also done in recognition of the many other medical conditions related to celiac disease that are observed in May. Celiac disease is still relatively unknown and being able to draw connections between these medical conditions and celiac disease helps to elevate its importance and enhance awareness. Some of the other May health observances include:

* Digestive Diseases Awareness Month

* Digestive Diseases Week

* Food Allergy Awareness Month

* Food Allergy Week

* National Arthritis Month

* National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

* Women’s Health Week and Women’s Health Check-up day

Organizations, Research Centers, and Companies supporting the May observance:

* Celiac Disease Foundation

* Gluten Intolerance Group

* Westchester Celiac Sprue Support Group

* American Celiac Disease Alliance

* National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

* University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research

* University of Chicago Celiac Disease Program

* Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

* Wm. K. Warren Celiac Disease Research Center UC San Diego

* Bob & Ruth’s Gluten-Free Dining & Travel Club

* Ener-G Foods, Inc.

* Enjoy Life Brands™

* Foods by George

* Gluten-Free Living

* GlutenFree Passport™

* Glutino-USA

* Kimball Genetics

* Living Without

* Pamela’s Products

* Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.

* Savory Palate, Inc.

It’s worth noting that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is extremely difficult for any condition, to compete for attention at that time. And since recognition and attention are key to raising awareness, May is a better fit.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY) introduced legislation in 2004, 2006, and again, this year (H.Con.Res. 70) which emphasizes the designation of May as National Celiac Disease Awareness Month. That legislation now has 29 cosponsors and more are expected once Congress returns later this month. I hope this helps clarify why May is supported and endorsed as National Celiac Disease Awareness Month.

Beth Hillson

President

American Celiac Disease Alliance

Email: info@americanceliac.org

Website: www.americanceliac.org

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Why do we have Breast cancer awareness month, but no cancer awareness month?

Why do we have Breast cancer awareness month, but no cancer awareness month?

There are awareness moths for other types of cancer, as well as ribbons etc.

But the fact is none of them have had the sheer hard work put into them that breast cancer awareness has.

Breast cancer awareness campaigns and BC Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, many of them with breast cancer, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. Enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised and the campaign caught the public imagination (and then big business cashed in, but that's another story).

People don't have unlimited time - they campaign around the disease or condition that affects them or their family. That's what the women who started the breast cancer awareness campaigning did, and worked their socks off. It's thanks to their hard work and persistence that breast cancer is no longer the automatic death sentence it once was - but don't lose sight of the fact that in the US an average of 112 women die from breast cancer every day (that's one every 15 minutes), and in the UK.that average is 33 a day - I don't have statistics for other countries.

There is nothing to stop any group of people starting a campaign for awareness of any other type of cancer along the lines of the breast cancer campaign - they'd have to be prepared to be as dedicated and work as hard as those women though.

I agree that awareness needs to be raised about other cancers too - and while I hate ‘competitive illness’ I can see why there is resentment about an imbalance in awareness raising and fund raising.

BUT it does annoy me a little when people complain about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers. The solution is not less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers - and the responsibility for that lies with all of us, not just with the people who started the effective breast cancer awareness campaign

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