June 1–30, Cataract Awareness Month
June is Cataract Awareness month. According to
, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the United States. Learn about the risks, symptoms, and treatments for cataracts at the
Prevent Blindness website
June 1–30, National Safety Month
National Safety Month uses weekly themes to raise awareness about different safety topics and focuses on saving lives and preventing injuries, from the workplace to anyplace. Visit the
National Safety Council
website to learn more and to find resources that support the sharing of safety messages.
30, Men’s Health Month
The purpose of
Men’s Health Month
is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Visit
Men's Health Network
to learn more.
June 14, World Blood Donor Day
This day is held to celebrate voluntary, unpaid blood donors and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations. The goal is to encourage more people all over the world to become donors and to donate regularly. Visit the
World Health Organization (WHO)
website to learn more about blood donation and obtain materials for promoting the day. There is an urgent need for blood donations due to COVID-19. If you would like to give blood, make an appointment today by visiting
31, UV Safety Month
July is ultra-violet (UV) Safety Awareness Month. The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect everyone’s skin from the harmful effects of UV rays
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), UV radiation exposure is the root cause of most skin cancers.
Here are tips
from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on how to minimize the risk that comes with sun exposure.
31, Sarcoma Awareness Month
Sarcoma is a rare, but deadly, form of cancer affecting connective tissues such as fat, muscle, blood vessels, nerve, bone, deep skin, and cartilage. There are roughly 15,000 new cases in the United States each year. Take a moment to learn how to support families and researchers with awareness of sarcoma by visiting
July 28, World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes place every year on July 28. WHD raises awareness of the global problem of viral hepatitis. WHO data show an estimated 257 million people living with chronic hepatitis B and 71 million people living with chronic hepatitis C worldwide. Viral hepatitis causes more than 1 million deaths each year. Visit
to learn more.