2020 Health Awareness Calendar

National Sleep Awareness Week Mar 1-7

One of the biggest tools we have to fight health conditions is the power of human connection. That’s why awareness months, weeks, and days are so important: They rally us together to spread awareness and show support.

Educational and fundraising events are often held at these times to create a ripple effect of positivity and empowerment for not only those living with health conditions, but their loved ones, too.

Sure, you’ve heard about the bigger awareness campaigns like Breast Cancer Awareness Month and World AIDS Day. But what about lesser-known ones, such as National Family Health History Day, Give Kids a Smile Day, or National Mediterranean Diet Month?

Keep track of the events you’re passionate about — and discover some new ones, too — with this 2020 calendar of health awareness events. Here are a few health awareness causes for February and March. Where do they get the names for some of these battles with the body? Some are cute, others, well you be the judge. 

February

  • World Cancer Day (Feb. 4)
  • National “Wear Red” Day for women’s heart health (Feb. 7)
  • Give Kids a Smile Day (Feb. 7)
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (Feb. 7–14)
  • Heart Failure Awareness Week (Feb. 9–15)
  • National Donor Day (Feb. 14)
  • Condom Week (Feb. 14–21)
  • Eating Disorders Awareness/Screening Week (Feb. 24–March 1)

March

  • Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • National Sleep Awareness Week (March 1–7)
  • National School Breakfast Week (March 2–6)
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8–14)
  • World Kidney Day (March 12)
  • World Sleep Day (March 13)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (March 15–21)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 16–22)
  • World Tuberculosis Day (March 24)
  • American Diabetes Alert Day (March 24)
  • Purple Day for epilepsy awareness (March 26)
  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (March 30–April 5)
  • National Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 30–April 3)

 

Original article by Kelly Aiglon 12-07-18

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Pam Batey

Moved to Tanglewood in August 2016, with husband, Steve and dog, Maggie. Retired Paramedic, now continuing my hobby writing short stories and information in the "You and Your Health" Section of the newsletter. Active Member of Tanglewood Community Church.