Social Wellness Month – Positive social habits can help you stay healthier mentally and physically. So it's a good time to take a step back and look at the connections you've made in your life. Nurture your social relationships. Volunteer with a group. Call an out-of-state friend. Join a hiking club.
Fragile X Awareness Month - Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges, and various physical characteristics. Though FXS occurs in both genders, males are more frequently affected than females, and generally with greater severity. Life expectancy is not affected in people with FXS because there are usually no life-threatening health concerns associated with the condition. https://fragilex.org/
Cleft Awareness & Prevention Month – a time to raise awareness and improve understanding of orofacial clefts (clefts of the lip and palate) and other conditions of the head and face. Each year in the United States, approximately 2,600 babies are born with a cleft palate and 4,400 babies are born with a cleft lip, with or without a cleft palate (CDC).
July 2nd - Disability Recreation Day - acknowledging the importance of recreational activities in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Did you know that around 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability?
July 4th – Independence Day (dC CLOSED)
July 7th - World Chocolate Day
July 13th – Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Awareness day- estimated that 3,000-5,000 people develop gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) in the United States each year (and rates in other countries are similar). - https://liferaftgroup.org/understanding-gist/
July 24th – National Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Day –
July 26th – Anniversary of the 1990 Americans with Disability Act – 32 years