AIDS Awareness Month on October, 2018: Breast cancer awareness month?
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World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.
Different governments and organisations have declared different months as AIDS Awareness Month. The most frequent choice is December, as World AIDS Day is on December 1st each year.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month are both November. Yes, they share a month - but there are only 12 months in any given year. Take a look at this Cancer Awareness Month calender :
You'll see that, for example, breast cancer shares its awareness month with liver cancer.
But there's a reason that breast cancer has a higher profile than other cancers, and Tarkarri has explained it - sheer hard work.
People have limited time for campaigns; those who campaign around illnesses are usually concerned with the illness that's affected them or their family. I know a couple who have a child with a very rare and life-threatening condition. Much of their time is now taken up with campaigning around this condition - fund raising, agitating for more funding for research, more education, more awareness etc.
They're doing what what the women who started the breast cancer awareness campaign did. Breast cancer awareness campaigns and Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to it, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. It caught the public imagination and enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised.
And it's as a result of the hard work by those women that breast cancer is no longer the automatic death sentence it once was (but don't lose sight of the fact that in the US an average of 112 women die from breast cancer every day; in the UK.that average is 33 a day - I don't have statistics for other countries).
There is nothing to stop anyone working as hard as they did to raise awareness and funds for other cancers or other conditions
How come the NFL doesn't have prostate cancer, heart disease, starving children or aids awareness month?
Totally agree. I've talked about the same thing with my wife.
If there are black and Hispanic month, there should be white and Asian month as well.
If there is breast cancer month, there should be prostate cancer month too.
And so on.
To me, it's more like they pick and choose to support causes for selective minorities and ignore the others. It's definitely to invite those minorities to support NFL financially or through brand recognition.
Is there a certain awareness cause every month?
Birth Defects Prevention Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Family Fit Lifestyle Month
Financial Wellness Month
Glaucoma Awareness Month
Healthy Weight Awareness Month
African-American History Month
Children’s Dental Health Month
Ethnic Equality Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Gender Equality Month
Mental Retardation Awareness Month
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
Red Cross Month
Alcohol Awareness Month
Autism Awareness Month
Cancer Control Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Mathematics Education Month
Month Of The Young Child
STDs Education And Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month
World Habitat Awareness Month
Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
Poverty In America Awareness Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
Better Hearing And Speech Month
Better Sleep Month
Correct Posture Month
Creative Beginnings Month
Family Support Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
High Blood Pressure Awareness Month
Mental Health Month
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Older Americans Month
Osteoporosis Prevention Month
Personal History Awareness Month
Stroke Awareness Month
Aphasia Awareness Month
Children’s Awareness Month
Gay And Lesbian Pride Month
International Men’s Month
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
People Skills Month
Rebuild Your Life Month
Scleroderma Awareness Month
Student Safety Month
Vision Research Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Group B Strep Awareness Month
Purposeful Parenting Month
Recreation And Parks Month
Amblopia Awareness Month
Immunization Awareness Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month
Menopause Awareness Month
Organic Harvest Month
Pediculosis Prevention Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sickle Cell Awareness Month
Adopt A Shelter Dog Mont
AIDS Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness
Campaign For Healthier Babies Month
Dental Hygiene Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Prevention Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Vegetarian Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Adoption Awareness Month
Diabetes Awareness Month
Family Caregivers Month
Impotency Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Runaway Prevention Month
Safe Toys & Gifts Awareness Month