National Awareness Days & Months

Cervical Cancer Awareness (January)- Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancers. More than 12,000 American women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and nearly 1 of 4 women eventually die from cervical cancer.

National Wear Red Day (February 7, 2015)- Heart disease is the no. 1 killer in women, with 1 in 3 women dying from the disease. The Go Red movement raises awareness and advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.

Sexual Assault Awareness (April)- 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience sexual violence. Sexual Assault Awareness Month raises awareness about sexual violence and educates communities and individuals on how to prevent it.

Sexual Harassment & Assault Resources >>

Skin Cancer Awareness (May)-  A tan or sunburn, whether it acquired through outdoor activity or indoor tanning beds, is bad news because tans are caused by harmful ultraviolet radiation that damages skin cells and increases the likelihood of developing skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Raising awareness and protecting yourself from sun exposure is the best thing you can do for your skin.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness (September)- More than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States each year, usually in the later stages when prognosis is poor. The key to early diagnosis is awareness. And the key to awareness is knowing the subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer and urging women to take early action and live.

Breast Cancer Awareness (October)- Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, with the exception of skin cancers. About 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.

Breast Cancer Facts >>

What to do When Someone You Know Gets Diagnosed >>

Domestic Violence Awareness (October)- Domestic violence affects individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

Intimate Partner Violence >>
Survivor Resources >>

National Coming Out Day (October 11)- National Coming Out Day promotes a safe world where individuals who identify as LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) can live honestly and openly.

LGBTQ+ Resources >>

World AIDS Day (December 1)- Over 1.1 million people in America are living with HIV and almost 1 of every 6 individuals do not know they are infected. World AIDS Day brings awareness to the HIV/AIDS virus and remembers those who have died.


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