Monday, March 13, 2006

Some interesting days to commemorate

I compiled this interesting list of dates to commemorate, celebrate, protest or use to educate. It's certainly not exhaustive, and most of the dates apply only to 2006, but I hope they give you some good ideas for pro-life work!

January- Cervical Health Awareness Month www.nccc-online.org/awareness.php
January- National Birth Defects Prevention Month www.marchofdimes.com
January 15- Martin Luther King Day
February- Black History Month www.blackhistory.com
February, week of Valentine├é’s day- National Condom Week www.ashastd.org
March- Women in History Month www.nwhp.org
March 8- International Women's Day www.choiceusa.org/events/join.php
March 9- Day of Invitation to Abortion Providers www.priestsforlife.org
March 10- Abortionists├é’ Appreciation Day www.refuseandresist.org/ab/march10/2005/index.html
April- Sexual Assault Awareness Month www.nsvrc.org
April- National Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness Month www.ashastd.org
April 6- A Day to End Sexual Violence www.nsvrc.org
April 3-9- National Public Health Week www.apha.org/nphw
April 7- World Health Day www.who.int/world-health-day/
May- Older Americans Month www.aoa.gov
May- National Trauma Awareness Month www.amtrauma.org
May 4- Mother's Day Comes Early for Too Many of Our Nation's Teens Day
May 7- Prevent Teen Pregnancy Day www.teenpregnancy.org/national/default.asp
May 14-20- National Women's Health Week www.womenshealth.gov
May 16- Sex Differences in Health Awareness Day www.womenshealthresearch.org
May 18- HIV Vaccine Awareness Day www.niaid.nih.gov
July- Health Care Month- state of Illinois www.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=3&RecNum=4104
Week surrounding July 25 (anniversary of Humanae Vitae)- Natural Family Planning awareness week. www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/nfp/nfpweek/index.shtml
August 1-7 World Breastfeeding Week www.lalecheleague.org
September- Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month www.ovarian.org
September- PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) Awareness Month www.pcosupport.org
September- Prostate Cancer Awareness Month www.pcacoalition.org
September 10-World Suicide Prevention Day- www.stopasuicide.org
September 25th, 2006 (date varies year-to-year)- Family Dinner Day info at www.casafamilyday.org
October- Breast Cancer Awareness Month www.nbcam.org/about_nbcam.cfm
October- Pornography Awareness Month www.moralityinmedia.org
October- National Family Sexuality Education Month www.plannedparenthood.org
October- Hispanic History/Heritage Month
October- National Gay and Lesbian History Month
November- National Hospice Month www.nhpco.org
November- National Adoption Month www.adoptioncouncil.org
November- National Family Caregivers Month www.thefamilycaregiver.org
November 21- Pre-maturity Awareness Day www.marchofdimes.com
December 1- World AIDS Day www.unaids.org/en/default.asp

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