Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month on December, 2023: What is each month for Awareness Month?
December, 2023 is Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month 2023.
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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
African-American History Month
Children’s Dental Health Month
Ethnic Equality Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Gender Equality Month
Mental Retardation Awareness Month
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
Red Cross Month
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
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
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
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
Scleroderma Awareness Month
Student Safety Month
Vision Research Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Group B Strep Awareness Month
Purposeful Parenting Month
Recreation And Parks Month
Amblopia Awareness Month
Immunization Awareness Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month
Menopause Awareness Month
Organic Harvest Month
Pediculosis Prevention Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sickle Cell Awareness Month
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
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
Safe Toys & Gifts 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™
* 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.
American Celiac Disease Alliance
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