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With so many charities, events and awareness campaigns these days, it can be hard to keep up. That’s where this list can help. While it is far from comprehensive, it does provide a snapshot of many of the awareness days, weeks, months and high-profile events for the year to come, with corresponding links to help you plan out your philanthropic endeavors for 2018.

JUNE

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

https://www.alz.org/abam/

Cataract Awareness Month

https://www.seeintl.org/cataract-awareness-month/

http://yoursightmatters.com/cataract-awareness-month/

National Safety Month

https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/get-involved/national-safety-month

Scleroderma Awareness Month

http://www.scleroderma.org/site/PageServer?pagename=awareness_month

Cancer Survivors Day (June 3)

http://www.ncsd.org/

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (June 4)

http://www.un.org/en/events/childvictimday/

World Environment Day (June 5)

http://worldenvironmentday.global/

World Oceans Day (June 8)

http://www.worldoceansday.org/

World Day Against Child Labour (June 12)

http://www.un.org/en/events/childlabourday/

Men’s Health Week (June 12 – 18)

http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/
World Blood Donor Day (June 14)
http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2018/event/en/

World Refugee Day (June 20)

http://www.unhcr.org/refugeeday/

http://www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday/

National HIV Testing Day (June 27)

https://www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days/hiv-testing-day

 

JULY

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

http://www.nccapm.org/

Malala Day (July 12)

https://www.malala.org/

World Day for International Justice (July 17)

http://www.unpo.org/article/4937

Nelson Mandela International Day (July 18)

https://www.mandeladay.com/

World Hepatitis Day (July 28)

http://www.worldhepatitisday.org/

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (July 30)

https://www.unodc.org/endht/

http://www.un.org/en/events/humantrafficking/

 

AUGUST

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

https://aboutgastroparesis.org/living-with-gastroparesis/gastroparesis-awareness-month.html

Immunization Awareness Month
https://www.nphic.org/niam

World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7)
http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/

Pan-Mass Challenge benefiting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (August 4 – 5)

https://www.pmc.org/

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (August 9)

http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/

World Elephant Day (August 12)

http://worldelephantday.org/

World Humanitarian Day (August 19)

http://www.un.org/en/events/humanitarianday/

World Water Week (August 26 – 31)

http://www.worldwaterweek.org/

 

SEPTEMBER

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
https://www.acco.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

https://www.cdc.gov/features/childhoodobesity/index.html

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month

http://www.lls.org/myeloma-awareness-month

https://www.allbloodcancers.org/blood-cancer-awareness-month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

http://www.ovariancancerawareness.org/

http://ovarian.org/

Pain Awareness Month

https://www.theacpa.org/pain-awareness/september-is-pain-awareness-month/

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

https://stepup.pcf.org/
International Day of Charity (September 5)

http://www.un.org/en/events/charityday/

International Literacy Day (September 8)

https://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy-all/literacy-day

World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)

https://iasp.info/wspd2018/

World Clean Up Day (September 15)

https://www.letsdoitworld.org/

International Day of Peace (September 21)

http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/

World Heart Day (September 29)

https://www.worldheartday.org/

 

OCTOBER

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

https://www.upwithdowns.org/down-syndrome-awareness

National Bullying Prevention Month

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/
National Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 1 – 7)

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/MIAW

https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week

World Habitat Day (October 2)

https://unhabitat.org/world-habitat-day/
National Depression Screening Day (October 5)
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/national-depression-screening-day

World Cerebral Palsy Day (October 6)

https://worldcpday.org/

World Mental Health Day (October 10)

http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/en/

 

NOVEMBER

American Diabetes Month

http://www.diabetes.org/

Epilepsy Awareness Month

https://www.efepa.org/get-involved/neam/
Lung Cancer Awareness Month

https://www.iaslc.org/lcam

Movember

https://us.movember.com/

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

https://www.nostomachforcancer.org/get-involved/stomach-cancer-awareness-month

World Science Day for Peace and Development (November 10)

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/world-science-day-for-peace-and-development/

Veteran’s Day (November 11)

https://www.military.com/veterans-day/ways-to-give-back-to-veterans.html
World Diabetes Day (November 14)

http://www.worlddiabetesday.org/

International Day for Tolerance (November 16)

http://www.un.org/en/events/toleranceday/

International Men’s Day (November 19)

http://www.internationalmensday.com/

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25)

http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

Universal Children’s Day (November 20)

http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/

 

DECEMBER

World AIDS Day (December 1)

https://www.worldaidsday.org/

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3)

https://www.hrc.co.nz/your-rights/people-disabilities/our-work/international-day-persons-disabilities-3-december/

Human Rights Day (December 10)

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/AboutUs/Pages/HumanRightsDay.aspx

There are also some charities with ongoing race events throughout the year in many places across the country to raise money for causes such as cancer and multiple sclerosis:

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

https://secure.acsevents.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=strides_avon

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

https://ww5.komen.org/raceforthecure/

Bike MS

https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/SPageNavigator/BIKE_HOM_splash.html