Awareness

World Contraception Day

Monday, September 26, 2016 to Monday, September 26, 2016

World Contraception Day (WCD) is a worldwide campaign with a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. Its mission is to improve awareness of contraception to enable young people to make informed decisions on sexual and reproductive health. Under the motto ‘Live Your Life. Know your rights. Learn about contraception’, WCD 2011 focuses on the need to encourage young people to exercise their right to search for accurate, unbiased information about contraception to prevent an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection (STI).

World Rabies Day 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 to Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance that seeks to raise awareness about rabies and enhance prevention and control efforts. World Rabies Day is an excellent time to take steps that can help prevent and control rabies, such as vaccinating pets including dogs and cats and providing education on how to avoid the animals that typically transmit rabies: raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes. Visit the website for more details.

World Heart Day

Thursday, September 29, 2016 to Thursday, September 29, 2016

World Heart Day was created to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world's leading cause of death. Visit the website for more details.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Friday, September 30, 2016 to Friday, September 30, 2016

Across the country, and in several other parts of the world, thousands of people hold or attend coffee mornings to raise money for people affected by cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Monday, October 31, 2016

Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

International Day of Older Persons

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016

On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons. Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

International Walk to School Month

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Monday, October 31, 2016

October is International Walk to School Month and over 40 countries will be encouraging children to ditch the school run! We’re here to help anyone who wants to start walking to school – whether that’s all the way, parking up and walking the last 10 minutes, or just jumping off the bus two stops early. It all counts!

Lupus Awareness Month

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Monday, October 31, 2016

Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

National Cholesterol Month

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Monday, October 31, 2016

National Cholesterol Month is a fundraising and awareness campaign for HEART UK. The main event this year is The Great Cholesterol Challenge which encourages people to adopt a new healthy habit such as taking more exercise, eating more healthily, giving up smoking, losing weight etc and getting sponsored for it. There are also other ways to get involved.

Pituitary Awareness Month

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Monday, October 31, 2016

Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

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