Awareness Calendar for May 2017

May is a large month for awareness fun.

  • ALS
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and Allergy
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • CRPS
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Ehlers-Danlos (EDS)
  • Foster Care
  • Hepatitis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lupus
  • Masturbation
  • Melanoma
  • Mental Health
  • Myositis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stroke

In addition to these month-long initiatives, there are days and weeks devoted to raising awareness for things:

  • Asthma (2)
  • Foster Care (2)
  • Barrier Awareness (7)
  • Infertility Survival (7)
  • Stuttering (7-13)
  • Fibromyalgia (12)
  • ME/CFS (12)
  • Neuropathy Awareness Week (second full week)
  • Honor LGBT Elders (16)
  • Hypertension (17)
  • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17)
  • HIV Vaccine (18)
  • Hepatitis Testing Day (19)
  • World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (20)
  • Pansexual & Panromantic Awareness (24)
  • Heat Awareness (26)
  • Digestive Health (29)
  • MS (31)

Note: I consulted a half-dozen websites for a lot of the data that I didn’t already know. If I missed something, please let me know in the comments!

NIAW Roundup

We’re rounding out NIAW. I was hoping to bring some personal stories about infertility up this week. Between traveling, my master’s capstone, and other people living their lives and dealing with their illnesses, that didn’t happen. In lieu of those, here is a roundup of articles and pieces on fertility: USA TODAY Partners with RESOLVE to […]

March is National Endometriosis Month

March is National Endometriosis Month

Endometriosis is incredibly painful. I don’t live with it but have friends who do and the pain they experience is hard to even witness third-person. What is it? Endo is a condition where the material that lines the inside of the uterus (endometrium) begins to grow outside the uterus. Usually, it seems to stay on […]

'February is National Condom Month' in black text over a photo of two female condoms, and four male condoms on a bed

February is National Condom Month

February is National Condom Month! Condoms are great tools for having protected sex and come in all different kinds of varieties. You can learn about male and female condoms here. Communication with partners about condoms can be tricky at times, too, so here are some talking points and tips. You can learn more about how condoms […]