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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1 - October 30
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Breast Cancer Care press team have everything you need for any features on breast cancer throughout the month. All funds raised throughout October mean Breast Cancer Care can provide its specialist nurses, local services and vital emotional support network for free to those who need it. Breast Cancer Awareness Infographic Event listings 2 October QVC: Be aware show you care Tune in to QVC’s programme in aid of Breast Cancer Care…

International Walk to School Month

October 1 - October 30
Every October, International Walk to School Month sees primary school pupils from across the UK join forces with children in more than 40 countries worldwide to celebrate the benefits of walking to school. Throughout the month (and in the build-up) we collected signatures to a petition to David Cameron to make the walk to school safer and easier. In the end we gathered an amazing 20,000 names! And on Wednesday, 22 October, our chief executive, Joe Irvin, and two experienced…

Lupus Awareness Month

October 1 - October 30
If you would like to help raise awareness of lupus during October and beyond, take a look at our Publicity Leaflet on this site and place an order. Alternatively ring National Office on 01708 731251 and request Lupus Awareness Posters in A4 and A5 format (please note the blue poster is only available in A4). Adopt a Hospital for Lupus Awareness Month and beyond. We are asking members to ‘Adopt a Hospital’ for Lupus Awareness Month and beyond by ordering the…

Pituitary Awareness Month

October 1 - October 31
Please have a look below and see which of these 5 activities you could get involved with to help spread awareness of pituitary conditions. It would be amazing if Awareness Month became even bigger than last October, and we raised even more awareness. 1. CAMPAIGN The main theme this Awareness Month is our Get Red Flagged campaign. Get Red Flagged is about encouraging patients with Adrenal Insufficiency to register with their Ambulance Trust. Once a patient is red flagged on the Trust’s system, if…

Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month

October 1 - October 31
October is Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month!Until recently, only early-onset (birth to 1 week of age) and late-onset (1 week +) GBS disease has been recognized, but GBS can infect babies throughout pregnancy. Please visit and share our prenatal-onset GBS disease resource page. Use #RecognizePOGBS to help protect babies before birth!    

National Cholesterol Month

October 1 - October 31
Thanks to everyone who got involved with National Cholesterol Month 2014 and for helping to make it such a success; together we raised over £25,000 but we want to raise even more this year so please help us! For 2015, we will be continuing with the theme The “Great Cholesterol Challenge”.   Treat your heart by pledging to adopt a new healthy habit  and raise funds for HEART UK at the same time!   For this year’s campaign we have developed some…

International Babywearing Week

October 4 - October 10
International Babywearing Week is an annual outreach event sponsored by Babywearing International. It is a week-long opportunity to celebrate, promote, advocate for, and focus media attention on the many benefits of babywearing . We invite non-profit babywearing groups around the world to participate in IBW by registering as Official Celebrating Organizations. These organizations will host online and in-person events throughout the week. Babywearing International will promote IBW through its website, twitter, and Facebook accounts with contests, awards, giveaways, and other…

World Teachers Day

October 5
World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5 since 1994, commemorates teachers’ organizations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development. Education International (EI) (the global union federation that represents education professionals worldwide) strongly believes…

Bipolar Awareness Day

October 6
For Bipolar Awareness Day 2015, we’re asking everyone to share their experiences of bipolar. Whether you’re currently being assessed, have a diagnosis, or are a family member or friend, we’d love to see your stories, photos, art and music showing how bipolar impacts you. You can tweet your experiences using #BipolarAndMe or comment on ourFacebook page. You can also send your contributions to [email protected] We’ll be curating your submissions at So head on over on Tuesday 6 October 2015…

National Child Victims of Crime Awareness Week (UK)

October 7 - October 13
Organised by ‘Embrace CVOC – Child Victims of Crime’ – the only national children’s charity dedicated to providing practical and emotional support to young victims of crime, this National CVOC Awareness Week will raise awareness of the issues affecting young victims of crime, and raise awareness of the services we offer to help them overcome their traumatic experiences. We work with every police force in the UK and Channel Islands to identify and help those victims who are most vulnerable.

World Sight Day

October 8
World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2015 is on 8 October 2015. 2015 is the third year of the WHO Global Action Plan and IAPB encourages our members and partners to continue with our rolling theme: Universal Eye Health This year, the ‘Call to Action‘ for World Sight Day is: Eye care for all WSD is co-ordinated by IAPB under…

Baby Loss Awareness Week

October 9 - October 15
Each year the 9th-15th October is Baby Loss Awareness Week and throughout the week bereaved parents, family members and friends can commemorate the all-too-brief lives of their babies, knowing that thousands of other families elsewhere in the world will be doing the same.  The week also provides a crucial opportunity for people to talk openly about the subject of and raise awareness of baby loss.   The week ends with Baby Loss Awareness Day on 15th October.  October 15th is recognised as…

World Post Day

October 9
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Berne. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969. Awareness The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries. The…

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

October 10
What is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day? World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Voices for Hospices is a wave of concerts taking place on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day every two years. What is this year’s theme? The theme for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day which will take place on October 10, 2015 is “Hidden Lives / Hidden Patients“. This…

World Mental Health Day

October 10
World Mental Health Day is the annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Every year – on 10 October – we join together in shining the spotlight on a particular aspect of mental ill health. The theme for 2015 is Dignity in Mental Health. Joining organisations all over the world including the World Federation of Mental Health and the World Health Organisation, we’re raising awareness of what can be done to ensure that people with mental health…
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