Tuesday, November 06, 2012

More than just MOvember!

November has become well known as "Movember", a month when men across North America grow a moustache in order to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer.  Awesome!  It's a fun, un-intimidating way to get guys (and gals) to talk about one of the "invisible" cancers.

There are many (MANY) other worthy and important awareness campaigns out there.  I invite you to pass on what you learn here and to help raise awareness among your circles for at least 2 lesser known causes each month.  Everyone (well most people) knows about MOvember - but did you know November is also Stomach Cancer Awareness Month in the US?  Osteoporosis Month in Canada?  

Let's give the other causes a bit of a boost this year, and tweet, FB Google+ (etc, etc) about them too!

(Doing my research on November Campaigns lead me to the conclusion that there are just TOO MANY International campaigns out there to list on my little blog.  SO - I've decided to list Canadian and USA campaigns on a monthly basis for your information). 

*Note: I downloaded this jpg and am therefore unable to make additions/changes.
Please leave a comment below if you notice a cause/colour missing. 

Canadian Awareness Campaigns:

(as listed by www.CharityVillage.org)
Full Month:
  • 5: International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day; International; IVMA Day
  • 14: World Diabetes Day; International; Canadian Diabetes Association
  • 15: International PEN Day of the Imprisoned Writer; International;PEN Canada
  • 16: International Day of Tolerance; International; UN
  • 19: World Day for Prevention of Abuse and Violence against Children; International; Women's World Summit Foundation
  • 20: Universal Children's Day; International; UN
  • 23: International Buy Nothing Day; International; The Commons
  • 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; International; UN
  • 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People; International; UN

United States of America:
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