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
January Co-dependency Awareness Month United States
January Glaucoma Awareness Month United States
Jan 4 World Braille Day (United Nations Day) Global
Jan 24 Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day Global
Jan 30 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Awareness Day United States
Jan 31 World Leprosy Day Global
February Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month United States
Feb 1-7 White Cane Week Canada
Feb 2 Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day United States
Feb 4 World Cancer Day Global
Feb 11 World Day of the Sick Global
Feb 14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day / Week Global
Feb 14 National Donor Day United States
Feb 15 International Childhood Cancer Day  Global
Feb 22-28 Eating Disorder Awareness Week United States
Feb 22 National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day United States
Feb 27 Anosmia Awareness Day Global
Feb 28 Rare Disease Day Global
March Brain Injury Awareness Month Global
March Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month United States
March Color Therapy Month United States
March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month United States
March Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prevention Awareness Month United States
March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month United States
March Endometriosis Awareness Month Global
March Epilepsy Month Canada
March Essential Tremor Month Global
March Kidney Month United States
March Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month United States
March Red Cross Month Canada
March Red Cross Month United States
March Self-Injury Awareness Month United States, Canada and Western Europe
March Trisomy Awareness Month United States, Canada
Mar 1 Disability Day of Mourning United States
Mar 1 Self-Injury Awareness Day Global
Mar 1 International Wheelchair Day Global
Mar 6 World Lymphoma Awareness Day Global
Mar 7-13 World Glaucoma Week Global
Mar 8 Breast Implant Illness Awareness Day Global
Mar 10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day United States
Mar 18 National Trisomy 18 Awareness Day United States
Mar 21 World Down Syndrome Day (United Nations Day) Global
Mar 24 World Tuberculosis Day (WHO) Global
Mar 25 U.S. National Cerebral Palsy Awareness day United States
Mar 26 Purple Day for Epilepsy Global
Mar 27 Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) Awareness Day Global
April Cushing Disease/Syndrome Awareness Month United States
April National Donate Life Month United States
April Paralyzed Veterans Across America Month United States
April Limb Loss Awareness Month United States
April Parkinson’s Awareness Month United States
Apr 2 World Autism Awareness Day (United Nations) Global
Apr 6 Bohring-Opitz Syndrome Awareness Day Global
Apr 7 World Health Day Global
Apr 8 Cushing Disease/Syndrome Awareness Day United States
Apr 10 National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day United States
Apr 11-18 Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week United States
Apr 11 Parkinson’s Disease International Awareness Day Global
Apr 13 Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Awareness Day Global
Apr 13 Sarcoidosis Awareness Day Global
Apr 17 World Hemophilia Day (United Nations Day) Global
Apr 19-23 Porphyria Awareness Week United States
Apr 19-25 National MS Awareness Week United Kingdom
Apr 19 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day Global
Apr 22-29 World Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) Week  Global
Apr 23 Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) Awareness Day Global
Apr 25 World Malaria Day (WHO) Global
Apr 25 World Meningitis Day Global
Apr 27 Show Your Mettle Day (Amputees) United States
Apr 29 World Wish Day Global
May Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month United States
May ALS Awareness Month United States
May American Stroke Month United States
May Arthritis Month United States
May Better Speech and Hearing Month United States
May Bladder Cancer Awareness Month Global
May Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month United States
May Brain Tumor Awareness Month United States
May Celiac Awareness Month United States
May Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month United States
May Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) United States
May Hepatitis Awareness Month United States
May High Blood Pressure Education Month United States
May Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month United States
May Lupus Awareness Month United States
May Lyme Disease Awareness Month Global
May Mental Health Month United States
May Mobility Awareness Month United States
May Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month Canda
May Myositis Awareness Month United States
May Older Americans Month United States
May 1 National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day United States
May 2-8 Brain Tumor Action Week United States
May 5 Cri du Chat Syndrome Day United States
May 5 Ependymoma Awareness Day United States
May 5 World Asthma Day Global
May 7 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day United States
May 8-14 Brain Injury Awareness Week United States
May 8 World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day Global
May 8 World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day Global
May 10 World Lupus Day Global
May 12 International Fibromalgia (FM) Awareness Day Global
May 12 International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) Global
May 14 Apraxia Awareness Day United States
May 15 International Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) Awareness Day Global
May 17 Worldwide Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Day Global
May 19 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 21 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) Global
May 23 International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (United Nations) Global
May 24 Schizophrenia Awareness Day Canada
May 25 World Thyroid Day (WTD) Global
May 30 World Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day Global
June Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month Global
June Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) 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 1 World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Global
Jun 7 National Cancer Survivors Day United States
Jun 8 World Brain Tumor Day Global
Jun 11 Neuropathy Action Awareness Day United States
Jun 13 International Albinism Awareness Day (United Nations) Global
Jun 17 CDKL5 Worldwide Awareness Day Global
Jun 18 Autistic Pride Day United States
Jun 19 World Sickle Cell Day (United Nations) Global
Jun 21 Global Day of Recognition of ALS/MND Global
Jun 21-24 Helen Keller Deaf Blind Awareness Week United States
Jun 23 Dravet Syndrome Awareness Day United States
Jun 25 World Vitiligo Awareness Day Global
Jun 27 National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day United States
Jun 27 Helen Keller Day United States
Jun 29 World Scleroderma Awareness Day Global
Jun 30 Arthrogryposis Awareness Day 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 12 Heterochromia Awareness Day United States
Jul 13 Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Awareness Day United States
Jul 23 World Sjogren’s Day Global
Jul 24 National Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Day United States
Jul 26 Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary United States
Jul 28 World Hepatitis Day Global
Jul 30 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 21 National Senior Citizens Day United States
September Achalasia Awareness Month United States
September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month United States
September lopecia 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 Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) 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 World Alzheimer’s Disease Month Global
Sep 5 Disability Awareness Day United Kingdom
Sep 7 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy United States
Sep 9 International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (FASD) Global
Sep 13 Celiac Disease Awareness Day United States
Sep 15 World Lymphoma Awareness Day – Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Global
Sep 18 National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day United States
Sep 19 Usher Syndrome Awareness Day Global
Sep 20-27 International Week of the Deaf Global
Sep 21 World Alzheimer’s Day Global
Sep 22 World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Day Global
Sept 23 International Day of Sign Language Global
Sep 24 Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) Awareness Day United States
Sep 25 International Ataxia Awareness Day Global
Sep 26 Mesothelioma Awareness Day United States
Sep 30 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 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 5 World Day of Bullying Prevention Global
Oct 5 American Veterans Disabled for Life Awareness Day United States
Oct 6 World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day Global
Oct 7 International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day Global
Oct 7 Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Awareness Day United States
Oct 8 International Podiatry Day Global
Oct 8 World Blind Day / World Sight Day Global
Oct 9 PANDAS / PANS Awareness Day United States
Oct 10 World Mental Health Day Global
Oct 13 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day United States
Oct 13 World Thrombosis Day United States
Oct 15 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 21 Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day United States
Oct 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day Global
Oct 24 World Polio Day Global
Oct 25 Hydrocephalus Day Global
Oct 25-31 International Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week Global
Oct 29 World Stroke Day Global
November Alzheimer’s Awareness Month United States
November COPD 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 Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month United States
November Prostate Cancer / Men’s Health Awareness Month United States
Nov 4-6 International Stress Awareness Week Global
Nov 6 International Stress Awareness Day Global
Nov 7 Cancer Awareness Day India
Nov 8 Aicardi Syndrome Awareness Day United States
Nov 11 World Usability Day Global
Nov 12 World Pneumonia Day Global
Nov 13 World Pancreatic Cancer Day Global
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day (United Nations) Global
Nov 15 World Ohtahara Syndrome Awareness Day Global
Nov 18 World COPD Day Global
Nov 24 N24 Awareness Day United States
December Constipation Awareness Month United States
Dec 1 World AIDS Day (United Nations) Global
Dec 3 International Day of the Disabled Person (United Nations) Global