Throughout the community, there is almost always something happening. Discover the many occasions, holidays, and awareness dates across 2020 in the US and globally.

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Community Dates

Date Event Location
Apr-20 Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) Awareness Day Global
Apr-20 World Meningitis Day Global
Apr-20 World Malaria Day (WHO) Global
Apr-20 Make-A-Wish Day Global
Apr 22-29 World Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) Week Global
Apr-20 Show Your Mettle Day (Amputees) United States
Apr 6-13 National Porphyria Awareness Week United States
Apr 7-14 Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. United States
May ALS Awareness Month United States
May Asthma Awareness Month United States
May Arthritis Month United States
May Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month United States
May Better Speech and Hearing Month United States
May Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month United States
May Brain Tumor Awareness Month United States
May Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month United States
May Celiac Awareness Month United States
May Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) United States
May Hepatitis Awareness Month United States
May High Blood Pressure Month United States
May Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month United States
May Lupus Awareness Month United States
May Lyme Disease Awareness Month Global
May Myositis Awareness Month United States
May Mental Health Month United States
May Mobility Awareness Month United States
May Older Americans Month United States
May Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month Canada
May Stroke Awareness Month United States
May 8-14 Brain Injury Awareness Week United States
May 1st Mon Misophonia Awareness Day United States
May-20 Brain Tumor Action Week United States
May-20 Cri du Chat Syndrome Day United States
May-20 Ependymoma Awareness Day United States
May-20 National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day United States
May-20 World Asthma Day Global
May-20 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day United States
May-20 Bladder Cancer Awareness Day United States
May-20 World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day Global
May-20 World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day Global
May-20 World Lupus Day Global
May-20 International Fibromalgia (FM) Awareness Day Global
May-20 International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) Global
May-20 Apraxia Awareness Day United States
May-20 International Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) Awareness Day Global
May-20 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (date changes each year slightly) Global
May-20 Worldwide Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Day Global
May-20 World Hepatitis Day Global
May-20 National Schizencephaly Awareness Day United States
May-20 International Behcet’s Disease Awareness Day Global
May-20 International Blue Cone Monochromacy awareness day Global
May-20 World Autoimmune Arthritis Day Global
May-20 International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (United Nations) Global
May-20 Schizophrenia awareness day (Canada) Canada
May-20 World Thyroid Day (WTD) Global
May-20 World Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day. Global
June Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month Global
June Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) Awareness Month United States
June Chronic Venous Insufficiency Awareness Month United States
June Migraine and Headache Awareness Month United States
June Hemiplegic Migraine Awareness Month United States
June PTSD Awareness Month United States
Jun-20 World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Global
Jun-20 National Cancer Survivors Day United States
Jun-20 World Brain Tumor Day Global
Jun-20 Neuropathy Action Awareness Day United States
Jun-20 International Albinism Awareness Day (United Nations) Global
Jun-20 CDKL5 Worldwide Awareness Day Global
Jun-20 Autistic Pride Day United States
Jun-20 World Sickle Cell Day (United Nations) Global
Jun-20 Global Day of Recognition of ALS/MND Global
Jun-20 Dravet Syndrome Awareness Day. United States
Jun-20 World Vitiligo Awareness Day Global
Jun-20 National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day United States
Jun-20 Helen Keller Day United States
Jun-20 World Scleroderma Awareness Day Global
Jun-20 Arthrogryposis Awareness Day United States
Jun 24-29 Helen Keller Deaf Blind Awareness Week United States
July Disability Pride Month (NY) United States
July Fragile X (FXS) Awareness Month United States
July National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month United States
July Sarcoma Research Awareness Month United States
Jul-20 Disability Awareness Day United Kingdom
Jul-20 Heterochromia Awareness Day United States
Jul-20 Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Awareness Day United States
Jul-20 World Sjogren’s Day Global
Jul-20 National Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Day United States
Jul-20 Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary United States
Jul-20 World Hepatitis Day Global
Jul-20 Gastroschisis Awareness Day United States
August Digestive Tract Paralysis (DTP) Month United States
August Don’t be a Bully Month United States
August Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month United States
August Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) Awareness United States
Aug-20 National Senior Citizens Day United States
September lopecia Awareness Month United States
September Arnold-Chiari Malformation Awareness Month United States
September Achalasia Awareness Month United States
September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month United States
September Chiari Awareness Month United States
September Lymphoma Awareness Month United States
September National Guide Dog Month United States
September National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month United States
September National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month United States
September Orthostatic Tremor Awareness Month United States
September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month United States
September Pain Awareness Month United States
September Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month United States
September Prostate Awareness Month United States
September Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month United States
September Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month United States
September Tumor Awareness Month United States
September World Alzheimer’s Disease Month Global
Sep-20 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy United States
Sep-20 International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (FASD) Global
Sep-20 Celiac Disease Awareness Day United States
Sep-20 World Lymphoma Awareness Day – Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Global
Sep-20 National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day United States
Sep-20 Usher Syndrome Awareness Day Global
Sep-20 World Alzheimer’s Day Global
Sep-20 World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Day Global
Sep-20 International Day of Sign Language Global
Sept 23-30 International Week of the Deaf Global
Sep-20 Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) Awareness Day United States
Sep-20 International Ataxia Awareness Day Global
Sep-20 Mesothelioma Awareness Day United States
Sep-20 Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day United States
October ADHD Awareness Month United States
October Breast Cancer Awareness Month United States
October Colon Cancer Awareness Month United States
October Depression Education and Awareness Month United States
October Down Syndrome Awareness Month United States
October Dwarfism Awareness Month United States
October Dysautonomia Awareness Month Global
October Dyslexia Awareness Month United States
October Eczema Awareness Month United States
October Liver Cancer Awareness Month United States
October Lupus Awareness Month United States
October Learning Disability Awareness Month United States
October National Disability Employment Awareness Month United States
October Raynaud’s Awareness Month United States
October Rett Syndrome Awareness Month United States
October Selective Mutism Awareness Month United States
October Spina Bifida Awareness Month United States
Oct-20 World Day of Bullying Prevention Global
Oct-20 American Veterans Disabled for Life Awareness Day United States
Oct-20 World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day Global
Oct-20 International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day Global
Oct-20 Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Awareness Day United States
Oct-20 International Podiatry Day Global
Oct-20 PANDAS / PANS Awareness Day United States
Oct-20 World Mental Health Day Global
Oct-20 World Blind Day / World Sight Day Global
Oct-20 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day United States
Oct-20 Blind Americans Equality Day United States
Oct-20 World Osteoporosis Day Global
Oct 20-31 Disability Mentoring Days (Starts on the Third Wednesday of each October) United States
Oct-20 Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day United States
Oct-20 International Stuttering Awareness Day Global
Oct-20 World Polio Day Global
Oct-20 Hydrocephalus Day Global
Oct 25-31 International Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week Global
Oct-20 World Stroke Day Global
November COPD Awareness Month United States
November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month United States
November Alzheimer’s Awareness Month United States
November Dercum’s Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa) Awareness month United States
November Diabetes Awareness Month United States
November Epilepsy Awareness Month United States
November Lung Cancer Awareness Month United States
November Prostate Cancer / Men’s Health Awareness month United States
November RSD/CRPS Awareness Month United States
Nov-20 Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day United States
Nov 4-6 International Stress Awareness Week Global
Nov-20 International Stress Awareness Day Global
Nov-20 Cancer Awareness Day India
Nov-20 Aicardi Syndrome Awareness Day United States
Nov-20 World Pneumonia Day Global
Nov-20 World Pancreatic Cancer Day Global
Nov-20 World Diabetes Day (United Nations) Global
Nov-20 World Ohtahara Syndrome Awareness Day Global
Nov-20 World COPD Day Global
Nov-20 N24 Awareness Day United States
December Constipation Awareness Month United States
Dec-20 World AIDS Day (United Nations) Global
Dec-20 International Day of the Disabled Person (United Nations) Global