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May 2015 is.

MONTH

Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis Foundation
1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 100

Atlanta, GA 30309
(800) 283-7800
(404) 872-0457 Fax
www.arthritis.org  

Better Hearing and Speech Month
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, Mailstop 215
Rockville, MD 20850
(800) 498-2071
(301) 296-5700
(301) 296-8586 Fax
www.asha.org/bhsm/  

Food Allergy Action Month
Food Allergy Research & Education
7925 Jones Branch Dr. Suite 1100

McLean, VA 22102

(800) 929-4040

Global Health and Fitness Month
National Association for Health and Fitness
10 Kings Mill Court
Albany, NY 12205-3632
(518) 465-1058
www.healthandfitnessmonth.com

 Healthy Vision Month
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 6A32
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-5248
(301) 402-1065 Fax
www.nei.nih.gov/healthyvisionmonth

 Hepatitis Awareness Month
Division of Viral Hepatitis
1600 Clifton Road, G-37

Atlanta, GA 30033

(404)718-8596
www.cdc.gov/hepatitis.org  

 

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(888) 462-DERM (462-3376)
(847) 330-0230
(847) 330-8907 Fax
www.spotskincancer.org

 

Mental Health Month
Mental Health America
2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 969-6642
(703) 684-5968 Fax
www.mentalhealthamerica.net  

 

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
(202) 466-7643
(202) 466-8940 Fax
www.aafa.org   

 

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
American Celiac Disease Alliance
2504 Duxbury Place
Alexandria, VA 22308
(703) 622-3331

www.americanceliac.org

 

National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
(301) 592-8563 Fax

 

National Mediterranean Diet Month
Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
www.oldwayspt.org  

 

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
National Osteoporosis Foundation
1150 17th Street NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 231-4222
(202) 223-2226
(202) 223-2237 Fax
www.nof.org/awareness2/annual.htm  

 

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
1101 Wootton Parkway, #560
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 276-9567
(240) 276-9860 Fax
www.fitness.gov

 

National Stroke Awareness Month

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA30333

(800) 232-4636

(888) 232-6348 TTY

www.cdc.gov/stroke/stroke_awareness_month.htm

 

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Advocates for Youth

2000 M Street NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC 200363

(202) 419-3420

(202) 419-1448 Fax

www.advocatesforyouth.org/topics-issues/teen-pregnancy-prevention/1304-tpp

 

National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation
P.O. Box 29194
Las Vegas, NV 89126

 

National Youth Traffic Safety Month

National Organizations for Youth Safety
7371 Atlas Walk Way #109

Gainesville, VA 20155

(828) FOR-NOYS (367-6697)

www.noys.org.traffic_safety.aspx

 

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Preeclampsia Foundation

6905 N. Wickham Road, Suite 302

Melbourne, FL 32940

(800) 665-9341

(321) 421-6957

(321) 821-0450 Fax

www.preclampsia.org

 

UV Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
www.preventblindness.org  

 

 

 

Also:

 

ALS Awareness Month

 

American Wetlands Month

 

APS (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome) Awareness Month

 

Asthma Awareness Month

 

Borderline Personality Disorder Month

 

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

Building Safety Month

 

Clean Air Month

 

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

 

EcoDriving Month

 

EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) Awareness Month

 

Family Wellness Month

 

Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month

 

Get Caught Reading Month

 

Gifts From The Garden Month

 

Go Fetch!  Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month

 

Grapefruit and Kiwi Month

 

Heal the Children Month

 

Home Schooling Awareness Month

 

Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

 

International Civility Awareness Month

 

Lupus Awareness Month

 

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

 

Motorcycle Safety Month

 

National Barbeque Month

 

National Bike Month

 

National Foster Care Month

 

National Good Car Keeping Month

 

National Guide Dog Month

 

National Military Appreciation Month

 

National Moving Month

 

National Salad Month

 

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

 

National Smile Month

 

National Stroke Awareness Month

 

National Toddler Immunization Month

 

National Water Safety

 

Older Americans Month

 

Personal History Month

 

Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents Month

 

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

 

Strike out Strokes Month

 

Tennis Month

 

Tay-Sachs and Canavan Diseases Month

 

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

 

Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month

 

National Family Month (05/12 – 06/16)

 

 

WEEK

May 3rd – 9th  

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 280
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 403-1901
(240) 403-1909 Fax
www.ffcmh.org  

May 3rd – 9th  

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
American Society of Safety Engineers
ASSE Public Relations Department
1800 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187
(847) 699-2929

(847) 768-3413
(847) 296-3769 Fax
www.asse.org 

May 10th – 16th

Food Allergy Awareness Week
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
11781 Lee Jackson Highway, Suite 160
Fairfax, VA 22033
(800) 929-4040
(703) 691-3179
(703) 691-2713 Fax
www.foodallergy.org/section/food-allergy-awareness-week1 

 May 10th - 16th
National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
244 East 58th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-hour helpline)
(212) 269-7797
(212) 269-7510 Fax
www.ncadd.org 

 

May 10th – 16th

National Women's Health Week
Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 205-1952
(202) 690-7172 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/whw

 

May 11th – 17th

National Stuttering Awareness Week
Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Meriah Woods Boulevard, #3
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
(800) 992-9392
(800) 967-7700
(901) 761-0484 Fax
www.stutteringhelp.org  

 

May 12th - 16th
National Neuropathy Awareness Week

The Neuropathy Association
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 942
New York, NY 10165
(212) 692-0665
(212) 692-0668 Fax

www.neuropathy.org

 

May 18th – 24th
Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week

Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, Mail Stop C-09
Atlanta, GA 30329-4018
(404) 718-4695
(404) 718-4842 Fax
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/rwi/rwi-prevention-week/

 

May 24th – 30th

National Hurricane Preparedness Week
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 9462
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x124
www.nhc.noaa.gov

  Also:

Dystonia Awareness Week

3rd – 11th  

 

Be Kind to Animals Week

3rd – 9th   

 

Drinking Water Week

3rd – 9th

 

National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week

3rd – 9th

 

National Correctional Officer’s Week

3rd – 9th

 

National Family Week

3rd – 9th

 

National Pet Week

3rd – 9th

 

Public Service Recognition Week

3rd – 9th

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

4th – 8th

 

Children’s Book Week

4th – 10th

 

National Nurses Day and Week

6th – 12th

 

National Hospital Week

10th – 16th

 

National Nursing Home Week

10th – 16th

 

National Police Week

10th – 16th

 

National Transportation Week

10th – 16th

 

Reading is Fun Week

10th – 16th

 

National Etiquette Week

11th – 15th

 

National Safe Boating Week

16th – 22nd

 

EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week

17th – 23th

 

National Medical Transcription Week

18th – 24th

 

National Backyard Games Week

18th – 25th

 

 

Testicular Cancer Awareness Week

1st – 7th

 

National Window Safety Week

5th – 11th

 

National Animal Control Appreciation Week

12th – 18th

 

National Library Week

12th – 18th

 

National Public Safety Telecommunicators (911 Operators) Week

12th – 18th

 

National Volunteer Week

12th – 18th

 

Health Information Privacy and Security Week

13th – 18th 

 

Consumer Awareness Week

18th – 23rd

 

Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives In The Line of Duty Week

18th – 23rd

 

Money Smart Week

18th – 25th

 

National Park Week

18th – 26th

 

Administrative Professionals Week

19th – 25th

 

Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week

19th – 25th

 

Fibroid Awareness Week

19th – 25th

 

National Crime Victims Rights Week

19th – 25th  

 

National Environmental Education Week

19th – 25th

 

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

19th – 25th

 

National Occupational Health Nursing Week

19th – 25th

 

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

19th – 25th

 

National Playground Safety Week

20th – 24th

 

National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

20th - 25th

 

Safe Kids Week

20th – 25th

 

 

 

DAY

May 5th

Hand Hygiene Day
World Health Organization

525 Twenty-third Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20037
(202) 974-3000
(202) 974-3663 Fax

May 6th

Bike to School Day
National Center for Safe Routes to School

730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300

Campus Box 3430

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430

(866) 610-SRTS (610-7787)

www.walkbiketoschool.org

 May 9th

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
CdLS-USA Foundation
302 West Main Street, #100
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 753-2357
(860) 676-8166
(860) 676-8337 Fax
www.cdlsusa.org 

 

May 11th

National Women's Check-up Day
Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712 E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-7650
(202) 401-4005 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/whw

 

May 18th

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Division of AIDS
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 451-2278
(301) 402-1505 Fax

 

May 20th
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement
646 South Barrington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(877) 609-IAMM (4226)
www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org

 

May 22nd

Heat Safety Awareness Day
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 13160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1867 x135
www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml

 

May 27th
National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Health Information Resource Center

328 Lincoln Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
www.fitnessday.com 

 

May 31st
World No Tobacco Day

Pan American Health Organization
WHO Regional Office for the Americas
525 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-2895
202) 974-3000
(202) 974-3663 Fax
www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en

 

 

Also:

 

Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day

1st

 

Loyalty Day

1st

 

May Day

1st

 

New Homeowner’s Day

1st

 

School Principals Day

1st

 

Stepmother’s Day

1st

 

 

Kentucky Derby

2nd

 

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

2nd

 

Bladder Cancer Awareness Day

3rd

 

Garden Meditation Day

3rd

 

International Firefighters Day

4th

 

Motorcycle Mass & Blessing of the Bikes Day

3rd   

 

National Infertility Survival Day

3rd

 

Childhood Stroke Awareness Day

5th

 

Cinco de Mayo

5th

 

Childhood Depression Awareness Day

5th

 

National Teacher Day

5th

 

No Diet Day

6th

 

Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day

6th

 

World Asthma Day

6th

 

National Day of Prayer

7th

 

School Nurse Day

7th

 

Child Care Provider Day

8th

 

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

8th

 

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

8th

 

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

8th

 

World Ovarian Cancer Day

8th

 

World Red Cross Day

8th

 

Time of Remembrance & Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

8th and 9th

 

Birthmother’s Day

9th

 

Letter Carrier’s Food Drive Day – Stamp Out Hunger

9th

 

Mother’s Day

10th

 

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

12th

 

National Night/Third Shift Workers Day

13th

 

Receptionists Day

13th

 

The Stars and Stripes Forever Day

14th

 

NASCAR Day

15th

 

National Defense Transportation Day

15th

 

National Endangered Species Day

15th

 

Peace Officer Memorial Day

15th

 

Armed Forces Day

16th

 

National Learn to Swim Day

16th

 

Neighbor Day

17th

 

Visit Your Relatives Day

18th

 

National Employee Health & Fitness Day

20th

 

National Wait Staff Day

21st

 

Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day (ARMED)

23rd

 

World Turtle Day

23rd

 

Indianapolis 500

24th

 

National Missing Children’s Day

25th

 

Memorial Day

25th

 

World MS Day

27th

    
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