Awareness Ribbons – Monthly

Herewith a list sorted by months of the most popular health and awareness ribbons globally (not just in South Africa).

JanuarySchool Safety Awareness Month

Self-Help Group
Weight Loss
National Mentoring Month
National Blood Donor Month
Birth Defects Prevention Month

Days in January
1 – World Day of Peace
4 – World Braille Day
11- World Human trafficking day 15 – Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus
24 – Moebius Syndrome
27 – Holocaust Remembrance Day – (UN) –
30 – CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy)
31 – World Leprosy Day –
31 – Street Children’s Day
FebruarySocial Justice Awareness Month
01-07 World Interfaith Harmony Week
06 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
13 World Radio Day
14 Valentine’s Day
20 World Day of Social Justice

Human Relations Month
International Mother Language Day Month
Black History Month
Career and Technical Education Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Weeks in February
February 26 – March 4, 2017 was Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF) Awareness Week. (Planning for Leak Week 2018 is underway.)
1st Wk – Eating Disorder Awareness Week; National; National Eating Disorder Information Center
1st Wk – National Therapeutic Recreation Week

Days in February
February 2 – Rheumatoid Arthritis
February 4 – World Cancer Day
February 6 – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation – (International)
February 11 – World Day of the Sick – (International)
February 12 – Sexual and Reproductive Health
February 12 – International Day of Women’s Health – (Purple ribbon)
February 13 – Breast Implant Illness
February 15 – International Childhood Cancer Day – (International)
February 17 – Random Acts of Kindness day
February 20 – World Day of Social Justice (Recognized by the UN) – (International)
February 21 – International Mother Language Day – (UN) – (International)
February 22 – National Heart Valve Disease (U.S.)
February 27 – Anosmia
February 28 (29th in leap year) – Rare Disease Day
MarchMarch
American Red Cross Month – (U.S.)
Cerebral Palsy – (U.S.)
Color Therapy Month – (U.S.)
Caffeine – (U.S.)
Colorectal Cancer
DVT – (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Prevention
Developmental Disabilities Month
Endometriosis
Epilepsy – (Epilepsy Canada)
Easter Seals Month – (Ontario, Canada)
Essential Tremor – (U.S.)
Foot Health Month
Help Fight Liver Disease Month
Juvenile Arthritis – (Canada)
Kidney Month – (Kidney Foundation of Canada)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – (U.S.)
Music in Our Schools Month
National Athletic Training Month (U.S.)
Nutrition Month – (U.S.)
Polio – (Polio Canada)
Red Cross Month – (Canadian Red Cross)
Reading – (U.S.)
Self-Injury – (U.S.)
Social Workers Month – (U.S.)
Trisomy
Women’s History Month
Weeks in March
1st Wk – Pharmacy Awareness Week – Canadian Pharmacists Association
1st Wk – Lymphedema Awareness Week – BC Lymphedema Association
1st Wk – World Glaucoma Awareness Week – World Glaucoma Week
2nd Wk – Canadian Agricultural Safety Week – Canadian Federation of Agriculture
2nd Wk – National Social Work Week – Canadian Association of Social Workers
3rd Wk – Crisis Line Awareness Week – BC Crisis Line Association
Days in March
March 1 – International Wheelchair Day
March 1 – Self-Injury
March 5 – Multiple Personality Day
March 6 – National Lymphedema
March 8 – United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace – (UN)
March 8 – International Women’s Day – (UN)
March 10 – National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS
March 12 – World Glaucoma Day
March 14 – International Day of Action for Rivers
March 15 – National Agriculture Day (US)
March 16 – Brain Injury (Global)
March 18 – National Trisomy 18 Awareness Day
March 20 – International Day of Happiness
March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day
March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21 – World Poetry Day – (UN – UNESCO)
March 21 – International Day of Nowruz
March 24 – International Day for Achievers
March 24 – World Tuberculosis Day – (UN)
March 25 – U.S. National Cerebral Palsy
March 26 – Purple Day for Epilepsy
March 27 – AFE – An international day uniting those affected by Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE)
April30-hour Famine – (U.S.)
Alcohol
American Cancer Society Month – (U.S.)
Autism – (Canada and U.S.)
Child Abuse Prevention Month – (U.S.)
Community Service Month
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
International Association for Premenstrual Disorders (IAPMD) Awareness Month
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Limb Loss
Narz – (U.S.)
Oral Health Month – (U.S.)
Parkinson’s Disease
Primary Immunodeficiency – (U.S.)
Sarcoidosis
Sexual Assault
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
Spondylitis
Stress
Testicular Cancer
Volunteer Appreciation Month
Weeks in April
2nd Saturday of April – Sarcoidosis
Last Saturday in April – Show Your Mettle Day – to encourage amputees to show their metal (prosthetic devices, wheel chairs, etc).
April 6-13 (2019) – National Porphyria Awareness Week (NPAW) to enhance porphyria awareness in communities by spreading the word about porphyria.
April 12-18 – Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.
13 – 19 – National Dental Hygiene Week; National; Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
20- 27 – National Organ Donor Awareness Week
2nd Wk – World Homeopathy Awareness Week
3rd Wk – National Medical Laboratory Week; National
3rd Wk – National Volunteer Week; National; Volunteer Canada
Days in April
April 1 – Youth Homelessness Matters Day
April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day – (UN)
April 4 – Auditory Processing Disorder
April 6 – Bohring-Opitz Syndrome (International)
April 7 – World Health Day – (UN)
April 7 – Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
April 7 – National Making The First Move Day
April 8 – National Gifted Education in Ireland
April 8 – Cushing Disease/Syndrome
April 9 – National Alcohol Screening Day – (NASD)
April 10 – National Youth HIV and AIDS
April 11 – Parkinson’s Disease International.
April 12 – International Day for Street Children
April 13 – Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) (International)
April 16 – National Stress
April 17 – World Hemophilia Day – (UN)
April 19 – Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day
April 22 – Earth Day
April 23 – Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)
April 25 – World Meningitis Day
April 25 – World Malaria Day – (WHO)
April 25 – Parental Alienation – (PAAD)
April 28 – International Workers Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day – (ICD)
April 29 – Make-A-Wish Day (International)
April 29 – Day of Remembrance of Victims of Chemical Warfare
April 29 – World Primary Immunodeficiency Day (Canada)
April 29 – International Noise
MayALS – (U.S.)
Asthma
Arthritis Month
Allergy/Asthma
Better Sleep Month
Better Speech and Hearing Month
Borderline Personality Disorder
Brain Tumor
Cystic fibrosis (Australia and U.S.)
Celiac Awareness Month
Correct Posture Month
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)
Fibromyalgia Awareness
Foot Health Month
Foster Care Month – (U.S.)
Guide Dog Month – (U.S.)
Haitian Heritage Month
Hepatitis
High Blood Pressure Month – (U.S.)
Huntington’s Disease – (U.S.)
Lupus
Lyme Disease
Mental Health Month
Mobility
Older Americans Month – (U.S.)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – (Canada)
Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Stroke – (U.S.)
Weeks in May
U.K. Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) – (Dates Vary)
Week surrounding May 5 – International Cri du Chat Syndrome Awareness Week
1st Saturday in May each year is World Ankylosing Spondylitis Day
1st Tuesday of May – World Asthma Day
2nd Sunday of May – International Mothers’ Day
2nd Week in May – Williams Syndrome Awareness Week
3rd Thursday of May – Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)
Days in May
Misophonia falls on the first Monday in May, and is known as Misophonia Monday
May 1 – Global Mesh
May 2 – International Scurvy
May 3 – Start of Brain Tumor Action Week
May 5 – Cri du Chat Syndrome Day (www.fivepminus.org)
May 5 – International Midwives Day
May 5 – Ependymoma
May 5 – National Childhood Stroke
May
May 5 – World Asthma Day
May 6 – World Moyamoya Day
May 7 – National Children’s Mental Health
May 6 – International Awareness Day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones)
May 7 – Bladder Cancer
May 8 – World Ovarian Cancer
May 8 – World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
May 10 – World Lupus Day
May 12 – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS)
May 12 – International Nurses Day
May 12 – International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND)
May 14 – Childhood Speech Apraxia
May 15 – International Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS)
May 15 – International Day of Families – (UN)
May 17 – Worldwide Neurofibromatosis (NF)
May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 18 – International AIDS Vaccine Day
May 18 – International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
May 19 – World Hepatitis Day
May 19 – Schizencephaly
May 20 – International Behcet’s Disease Awareness Day
May 20 – International Blue Cone Monochromacy
May 20 – World AiArthritis Day (AiArthritis Day) – Global – Annually – (Was: World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD))
May 21 – Global Accessibility
May 22 – International Day for Biological Diversity – (UN)
May 23 – International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
May 24 – Schizophrenia (Canada)
May 25 – World Thyroid Day (WTD)
May 27 – World Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
May 28 – World Hunger Day
May 31 – World No Tobacco Day – (UN)
JuneJune
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS)
Audiobook Month
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Migraine and Headache
Hemiplegic Migraine
Men’s Health Month
National Hunger
PTSD
Weeks in June
Days in June
June 1 – International Children’s Day
June 1 – World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness
June 2 – National Gun Violence
June 3 – Telehealthcare
June 4 – International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 5 – National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors
June 6 – Hunger Day
June 7 – National Cancer Survivors Day
June 7 – World Food Safety Day – (UN)
June 8 – World Brain Tumor Day
June 11 – Neuropathy Action
June 13 – Young Carers (U.K.)
June 13 – International Albinism
June 14 – World Blood Donor Day – (UN)
June 15 – World Elder Abuse (WEAAD)
June 17 – CDKL5 Worldwide
June 18 – Autistic Pride Day
June 19 – World Sickle Cell Day – (UN)
June 20 – World Refugee Day – (UN)
June 21 – Global day of recognition of ALS/MND
June 23 – Dravet Syndrome.
June 25 – World Vitiligo
June 26 – International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – (UN)
June 27 – U.S. National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day
June 29 – Chronic Migraine
June 29 – World Scleroderma
June 30 – Arthrogryposis
JulyJuly
Disability Pride Month (NY)
Fragile X (FXS)
National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month (NCCAPM)
Sarcoma – (U.S.)
Weeks in July
Last Friday of July – System Administrator Appreciation Day
Days in July
July 1 – Doctor’s Day – Bidhan Chandra Roy Birthday
July 2 – National Corpus Callosum (Australia)
July 5 2015 – International Day of Cooperatives (Recognized by the UN first Saturday in July)
July 6 – International Kissing Day
July 11 – World Population Day
July 12 – Disability Awareness Day (DAD) (U.K.)
July 12 – Heterochromia
July 13 – Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
July 15 – World Youth Skills Day
July 17 – World Day for International Justice
July 18 – Nelson Mandela International Day
July 21 – National Farm Safety
July 22 – Fragile X (FXS)
July 23 – World Sjogren’s Day
July 24 – National Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Day
July 26 – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Awareness Day
July 28 – World Hepatitis Day
July 30 – Gastroschisis
July 30 – International Day of Friendship
AugustAugust
Autoinflammatory Disorders Awareness
Cataract
Children’s Eye Health and Safety
Children’s Vision and Learning
Digestive Tract Paralysis (DTP)
Don’t be a Bully Month
Immunization Awareness
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Never Leave a Child Unattended in a Car, Purple Ribbon Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
Studious Behavior Awarenessa
Weeks in August
Days in August
August 1 – Clergy Sexual Abuse US and International
August 6 – National Fresh Breath Day
August 6 – National Wiggle Your Toes Day
August 7 – Purple Heart Day
August 8 – Happiness Happens Day
August 9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
August 12 – International Youth Day
August 13 – International Left-handers Day
August 19 – World Humanitarian Day
August 20 – National Honey Bee Day
August 21 – National Senior Citizens Day
August 30 – International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
August 31 – International Overdose
SeptemberSeptember
Alopecia – (U.S.)
Arnold-Chiari Malformation
Achalasia – achalasiaawareness.org
Baby Safety Month – (U.S.)
Childhood Cancer – (U.S.)
Childhood Obesity Awareness Month – (U.S.)
Chiari
Cholesterol Awareness Month – (U.S.)
Deaf (International)
Emergency Care Month
Gynecological Cancer – (U.S.)
Hispanic Heritage Month – (U.S. – Sept. 15 to Oct. 15)
Life Insurance – (U.S.)
Lymphoma
National Guide Dog Month – (U.S.)
National Recovery Month – (U.S.)
National Hydrocephalus – (U.S.)
National Honey Month – (U.S.)
National Preparedness Month – (U.S.)
Orthostatic Tremor
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – (U.S.)
Pain
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Prostate
Recovery Month – (U.S.)
Sight Saving Month – (U.S.)
Suicide Prevention Month – (U.S.)
Spinal Cord Injury – (U.S.)
Thyroid Cancer
Tumor – (U.S.)
Wilderness Month – (U.S.)
World Alzheimer’s Disease Month
Women of Achievement Month
Weeks in September
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week – (Actual Date Subject to Change Each Year)
Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week – First week of September – (4th – 10th Sept, 2017)
Last week of September – International Week of the Deaf (International)
Days in September
September 4 – World Cerebral Palsy Day (List of Famous People with Cerebral Palsy)
September 5 – International Day of Charity – (U.N.)
September 7 – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
September 8 – National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
September 9 – International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Children)
September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day
September 11 – Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance (U.S.)
September 12 – World First Aid Day (2015)
September 13 – Celiac Disease – List of Gluten Free Food and Drink Products
September 15 – Pension (U.K.)
September 15 – World Lymphoma – Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
September 16 – National School Backpack
September 18 – National HIV/AIDS and Aging
September 19 – Aortic Dissection
September 19 – Usher Syndrome (Global)
September 21 – Myositis – Designated by U.S. Congress
September 21 – World Alzheimer’s Day
September 21 – International Day of Peace
September 22 – World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Day
September 23 – Falls Prevention – (First Day of Fall)
September 24 – Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS)
September 25 – International Ataxia
September 26 – Mesothelioma
September 27 – National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS (NGMHAAD)
September 29 – World Heart Day
September 28 – World Rabies Day
September 30 – Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
OctoberOctober
AIDS – (U.S.)
Black History Month – (U.K.)
Breast Cancer
Bullying Prevention Month – (U.S.)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month – (U.S.)
Collegiate Alcohol – (U.S.)
Colon Cancer
Dental Hygiene Month – (U.S.)
Depression Education – (U.S.)
Disability Employment
Diversity
Diarrhea
Domestic Violence
Down Syndrome – (U.S.)
Dwarfism
Dysautonomia (www.dysautonomiainternational.org)
Eczema
Emotional Intelligence – (www.e-ii.org)
Fire Prevention Month – (U.S.)
Health Care Food Service Month – (U.S.)
Hunger
International Walk to School Month – (Canada)
Infant Loss and Miscarriage – (U.S.)
Information Literacy – (U.S.)
Lupus
Pharmacy Month – (U.S.)
Physical Therapy Month – (U.S.)
Pregnancy and Infant Loss – (U.S.)
Raynaud’s
Rett Syndrome
Selective Mutism
Spina Bifida
Spina bifida awareness month
Work and Family Month – (U.S.)
Vaccine Injury – (U.S.)
Vegetarian – (U.S.)
Weeks in October
Days in October
October 1 – International Day of Older Persons – (UN)
October 1 – World Vegetarian Day
October 2 – World Cerebral Palsy Day
October 5 – World Day of Bullying Prevention
October 5 – American Veterans Disabled for Life
October 7 – International Trigeminal Neuralgia
October 7 – Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow
October 7 – World Cerebral Palsy
October 8 – World Humanitarian Action Day
October 9 – PANDAS / PANS
October 10 – World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
October 10 – World Mental Health Day
October 10 – World Day Against Death Penalty, recognized by the WCADP
October 11 – International Day of the Girl Child
October 13 – Metastatic Breast Cancer
October 14 – Global Food Protein Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) Day
October 15 – World Blind Day / World Sight Day
October 15 – International Day of Rural Women – (UN)
October 15 – Global Hand-washing Day
October 15 – National White Cane Safety Day
October 15 – Blind Americans Equality Day
October 16 – World Food Day – (UN)
October 17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – (UN)
October 18 – World Vasectomy Day
October 20 – World Osteoporosis Day
October 21 – Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day
October 22 – Phelan-McDermid Syndrome – International Day of Awareness
October 22 – International Stuttering
October 23 – Kabuki Syndrome
October 24 – World Development Information Day
October 24 – United Nations Day
October 25 – Spina Bifida
October 25 – Hydrocephalus Day
October 25 – 31 – International Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week
October 26 – Intersex
October 27 – World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
October 29 – World Stroke Day
NovemberNovember
Adoption – (U.S.)
COPD Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s
Dercum’s Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa)
Diabetes
Epilepsy Month
Good Nutrition Month
Hospice Month
Lung Cancer
Native American Heritage Month
Prematurity
Prostate Cancer / Men’s Health
Red Ribbon Month (Anti-drunk-driving)
RSD/CRPS
Vegan
Weeks in November
National Radiologic Technology Week
5th-11th November – Vulval cancer awareness week (UK)
Days in November
November 1 – World Vegan Day
November 1 – Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
November 4 – National Stress (NSAD) (U.K.)
November 7 – Cancer (India)
November 8 – Aicardi Syndrome
November 10 – World NET Cancer
November 10 – World Immunization Day
November 11 – Veterans Day – Remembrance Day – Armistice Day
November 12 – World Pneumonia Day
November 13 – World Pancreatic Cancer Day
November 14 – World Diabetes Day – (UN)
November 15 – World Ohtahara Syndrome
November 16 – International Day for Tolerance – (UN)
November 17 – International Students Day
November 17 – World Prematurity Day
November 18 – World COPD Day
November 19 – International Men’s Day (IMD)
November 20 – Universal Children’s Day – (UN)
November 24 – N24
November 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – (UN)
November 30 – Self Harm
DecemberDecember
AIDS
Constipation
Universal Human Rights Month
Weeks in December
Days in December
December 1 – World Aids Day – (UN)
December 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities – (UN)
December 5 – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
December 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)
December 10 – Human Rights Day – (UN)
Awareness Weeks in December:
5th-11th December – Vaginal Atrophy Awareness week (UK)

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