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In the spirit of what this group stands for, health awareness, here is a compiled list of month-long, week-long, and official days for awareness in October. I have also included links to official websites for each cause so that you can read up on any of the following issues and spread the word, making yourself and your loved ones aware of signs, symptoms, risks, treatments, and possibilities.

This is something that I'll be running from this account on a monthly basis.

:heart:opioid

Month-long:

:star:Lung Cancer Awareness Month (Worldwide)

:star:Diabetes Awareness Month (Canada and United States)

:star:Amaryllis Month - Huntington Society (Canada)

:star:CPR Awareness Month (Canada)

:star:Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month(Canada)

:star:Hemophillia Awareness Month (Canada)

:star:Osteoporosis Month (Canada)

:star:TMJ Awareness Month (United States)

:star:National Alzheimers's Awareness Month (United States)

:star:National Epilepsy Month (United States)

:star:National Marrow Awareness Month (United States)

:star:Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (United States)

:star:Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month (United States)

:star:Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month (Australia)



Weekly:

Oct 31- Nov 6, International Herpes Week (Worldwide)

Nov 1-7, National Down Syndrome Awareness Week (Canada)

Nov 7-11, Scleroderma Awareness Week (United Kingdom)

Nov 13-19, Mouth Cancer Awareness Week (United Kingdom)

Nov 18-Nov 24, National Addictions Awareness Week (Canada)

Nov 20-Nov 26, GERD Awareness Week (Worldwide)

Nov 22-Nov 28, Diabetes Awareness Week (New Zealand)


Official Days:

Nov 14: World Diabetes Day (Worldwide)

Nov 17: World Lung Cancer Day (Worldwide)



If you know of any other awareness months, weeks, or days, please send a note with that information and I'll gladly add it to the list.
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WillowRaevyn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
November 19th used to be The Great American Smokeout, for those who hope to quit smoking. It has since been moved to November 16th - more info here: [link]
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angelofplottwists Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007   Writer
I don't know if this is completely relevant, but November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance.

This is a really excellent idea, though. Thank you!
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angelofplottwists Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007   Writer
oh, right, a note. I am rather clueless today.
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zvegi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
This is interesting thema. Everybody can find himself. :clap:
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justamom Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Isn't it interesting they are all about some sort of health problem.
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moofied1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
bravo!!!!
:clap::clap::clap!
it all begins with education!
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Asphyziata Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will let my mom know about the Diabetes event. It might make her feel a bit more supported and happy.
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007   Photographer
I'll try to see the portuguese one's in the med faculty next week and let you know :aww:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007   General Artist
SO Many!!!
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Kech9090 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
Excellent article, this brought forward of things I don't really think about.
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