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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Awareness Dates for May

Arthritis Month
Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Better Sleep Month
Better Speech and Hearing Month
Cystic fibrosis Awareness Month AUSTRALIA & USA Leelee
Celiac Awareness Month
Correct Posture Month
Fibromyalgia Awareness
Foot Health Month
Haitian Heritage Month
Indian Heritage Month (observed in Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and most Caribbean island-nations)
Jewish American Heritage Month
Labor History Month
Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Mental Health Month
Military Appreciation Month
Month of Man
National Mobility Awareness Month - Annual celebration encouraging people with disabilities to enjoy active, mobile lifestyles - www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National High Blood Pressure Month
National Don't Eat Cheese Before Noon Month
National Hamburger Month
National Foster Care Month
National Barbecue Month
National Bike Month
National Zombie Awareness Month
National Mine Month
National Egg Month
National Morrissey History Month
National Pet Month
National Salad Month
National Artisan Gelato Month
National Asparagus Month
National Good Car Keeping Month
National Strawberry Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Clean Energy Month
National Salsa Month
National Share A Story month
Older Americans Month
Science Month (US EPA)
South Asian Heritage Month
Uranus Awareness Month
Day - Week:
May 1 - World Naturist Day
May 1 - May Day - Labour Day
May 2 - International Astronomy Day
May 3 - World Press Freedom Day (Recognized by the UN)
May 4 - International Firefighters' Day, Star Wars Day
May 5 - International Midwives Day
May 6 - International Awareness Day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones)
May 7 - Rabindranath Tagore's Anniversary Day
May 7 - Bladder Cancer Awareness Day
May 8 - World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day
May 8 - May 9 - Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War (Recognized by the UN)
May 10 - World Lupus Day
May 12 - International Nurses Day
May 15 - International Day of Families (Recognized by the UN)
May 17 - World Information Society Day (Recognized by the UN)
May 17 - Vesak Day Birth of Siddhartha ,Buddhism found and Death of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
May 17 - Vesak Day 2600 Sri Sambuddha Jayanthiya found of Buddhism
May 18 - International AIDS Vaccine Day
May 18 - International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
May 18 - International Museum Day
May 19 - World Hepatitis Day
May 20 - World Autoimmune Arthritis Day, sponsored by the International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement
May 21 - World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (Recognized by the UN)
May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity (Recognized by the UN)
May 25 - Towel day Tribute to Author Douglas Adams
May 23 - World Turtle Day
May 29 - International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (Recognized by the UN)
May 29 - Redhead Day in Walibi Belgium
May 31 - World No Tobacco Day (Recognized by the UN)
1st Tuesday of May - World Asthma Day
1st Thursday in May - National Day of Prayer
2nd Saturday of May - World Fair Trade Day
2nd Sunday of May - International Mothers' Day
U.S. National Health Observances - May:
Arthritis Awareness Month - Arthritis Foundation 1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30309 (800) 283-7800 (404) 872-0457 Fax help@arthritis.org www.arthritis.org - Materials available Contact: Carol Galbreath
Better Hearing and Speech Month - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2200 Research Boulevard, Mailstop 215 Rockville, MD 20850 (800) 498-2071 (301) 296-5700 (301) 296-8586 Fax bhsm@asha.org www.asha.org/bhsm/ - Materials available.
Employee Health and Fitness Month - National Association for Health and Fitness 65 Niagara Square, Room 607 Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 583-0521 (716) 851-4052 (716) 851-4309 Fax wellness@city-buffalo.org physicalfitness.org/nehf.html - Materials available Contact: Philip Haberstro
Healthy Vision Month - National Eye Institute National Institutes of Health 9 Memorial Drive, Building 9, Room B1E04 Bethesda, MD 20892-0900 (301) 496-5248 (301) 402-1065 Fax www.healthyvision2010.nei.nih.gov/hvm Materials available Contact: Linda Huss
Hepatitis Awareness Month - Hepatitis Foundation International 504 Blick Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904-2901 (800) 891-0707 (301) 622-4200 (301) 622-4702 Fax info@hepatitisfoundation.org www.hepatitisfoundation.org - Materials available Contact: Thelma King Thiel
Lupus Awareness Month - Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. 2000 L Street NW, Suite 710 Washington, DC 20036 (888) 385-8787 (202) 349-1156 Fax info@lupus.org www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/lupus-awaren ess-month.html - Materials available Contact: Duane Peters
Mediterranean Diet Month - Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance 266 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02116 (617) 421-5500 (617) 421-5511 Fax eross@oldwayspt.org www.mediterraneanmark.org/Resources.htm - Materials available Contact: Erika Ross
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month - American Academy of Dermatology 930 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 (888) 462-DERM (462-3376) (847) 330-0230 (847) 330-8907 Fax mediarelations@aad.org www.melanomamonday.org - Materials available Contact: Kara McFarland
Mental Health Month - Mental Health America 2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor Alexandria, VA 22311 (800) 969-6642 (703) 684-5968 Fax rbridge@mentalhealthamerica.net www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may - Materials available Contact: Raymond Bridge
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month - American Celiac Disease Alliance 2504 Duxbury Place Alexandria, VA 22308 (703) 622-3331 info@americanceliac.org www.capwiz.com/celiac/home - Materials available Contact: Andrea Levario
National High Blood Pressure Education Month - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center P.O. Box 30105 Bethesda, MD 20824-0105 (301) 592-8573 (301) 592-8563 Fax nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov www.nhlbi.nih.gov/new/press/mayhbpmo.htm Materials available, Contact: Information Specialist
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month - National Osteoporosis Foundation 1150 17th Street NW, Suite 850 Washington, DC 20036 (800) 231-4222 (202) 223-2226 (202) 223-2237 Fax communications@nof.org www.nof.org - Materials available Contact: Jill Ryan
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports 1101 Wootton Parkway, #560 Rockville, MD 20852 (240) 276-9567 (240) 276-9860 Fax fitness@hhs.gov www.fitness.gov Materials available.
National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month - National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation P.O. Box 29194 Las Vegas, NV 89126 Angel@ntef-usa.org www.ntef-usa.org - Materials available Contact: Angel De Fazio
Older Americans Month - U.S. Administration on Aging 1 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001 (202) 619-0724 (202) 357-3555 aoainfo@aoa.gov www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Press_Room/Observanc es/2011/Older_Americans.aspx Materials available Contact: Carol Crecy
Ultraviolet Awareness Month - Prevent Blindness America 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60606 (800) 331-2020 (312) 363-6001 (312) 363-6052 Fax info@preventblindness.org www.preventblindness.org - Materials available Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week - National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health 9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 280 Rockville, MD 20850 (240) 403-1901 (240) 403-1909 Fax ffcmh@ffcmh.org www.ffcmh.org/2011/02/3762/ - Materials available Contact: Sandra A. Spencer
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week - American Society of Safety Engineers ASSE Public Relations Department 1800 East Oakton Street Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187 (847) 699-2929 (847) 768-3413 (847) 296-3769 Fax dhurns@asse.org, www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh09/events.php - Materials available Contact: Diane Hurns or Joanna Climer
2 - Melanoma Monday - American Academy of Dermatology 930 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 (888) 462-DERM (462-3376) (847) 330-0230 (847) 330-8907 Fax mediarelations@aad.org www.aad.org - Materials available Contact: Kara McFarland
7 - Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day - CdLS-USA Foundation 302 West Main Street, #100 Avon, CT 06001 (800) 753-2357 (800) 223-8355 (860) 676-8166 (860) 676-8337 Fax outreach@cdlsusa.org www.cdlsusa.org - Materials available Contact: Marie Malloy
8 - 14 - Food Allergy Awareness Week - Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network 11781 Lee Jackson Highway, Suite 160 Fairfax, VA 22033 (800) 929-4040 (703) 691-3179 (703) 691-2713 Fax jroeder@foodallergy.org www.foodallergy.org/section/food-allergy -awareness-week1 - Materials available Contact: Jennifer Roeder
8 - 14 - National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. 244 East 58th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10022 (800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-hour helpline) (212) 269-7797 (212) 269-7510 Fax president@ncadd.org www.ncadd.org - Materials available Contact: President
8 - 14 - National Women's Health Week - Office on Women's Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712E Washington, DC 20201 (202) 205-1952 (202) 690-7172 Fax www.womenshealth.gov/whw Materials available Contact: Retta Terry
9 - 15 - National Stuttering Awareness Week - Stuttering Foundation of America 1805 Meriah Woods Boulevard, #3 P.O. Box 11749 Memphis, TN 38111-0749 (800) 992-9392 (800) 967-7700 (901) 761-0484 Fax info@stutteringhelp.org www.stutteringhelp.org - Materials available Contact: Jane Fraser
9 - National Women's Check-up Day - Office on Women's Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712 E Washington, DC 20201 (202) 205-1952 (202) 690-7172 Fax www.womenshealth.gov/whw Materials available Contact: Retta Terry
18 - HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division of AIDS Vaccine Research Program 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 4139 Bethesda, MD 20892 (301) 435-3732 (301) 402-1505 Fax niaiddaidsscib@niaid.nih.gov, www.niaid.nih.gov/news/events/hvad/Pages /default.aspx Materials available Contact: NIAID SCIB
19 - National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - The Banyan Tree Project Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center 730 Polk Street, 4th Floor San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 292-3420 (415) 292-3404 Fax sapna@apiwellness.org www.banyantreeproject.org - Materials available Contact: Sapna Mysoor
19 - World Hepatitis Day - National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, rhessmiller@nvhr.org www.nvhr.org - Materials available
22 - 28 - National Hurricane Awareness Week - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services 1325 East West Highway, Room 9462 Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 713-1677 x124 deborah.jones@noaa.gov www.nhc.noaa.gov Materials available Contact: Deborah Jones
23 - 29 - Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week - Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F-22 Atlanta, GA 30341-3724 (770) 488-7787 (770) 488-7761 Fax mhlavsa@cdc.gov www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/rwi/rw i-prevention-week/ Materials available Contact: Michele Hlavsa
25 - National Senior Health & Fitness Day - Mature Market Resource Center 1850 West Winchester Road, #213 Libertyville, IL 60048 (800) 828-8225 info@fitnessday.com www.fitnessday.com - Materials available Contact: Gary W. Ford
27 - Heat Safety Awareness Day - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services 1325 East West Highway, Room 13160 Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 713-1867 x135 jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml Materials available Contact: Jannie G. Ferrell
31 - World No Tobacco Day - Pan American Health Organization WHO Regional Office for the Americas 525 23rd Street NW Washington, DC 20037-2895 (202) 974-3890 www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en - Materials available.

Citation: Disabled World News (2011-04-30) - A List of US National or International awareness days weeks or months set by a major organization or government to commemorate a medical research or ethical cause of importance: http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/awareness/awareness-dates.php#ixzz2SdjOwC9W

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