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September 2019

World Alzheimer’s Month

September 1 - September 30

World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2018 will mark the 7th World Alzheimer's Month. The campaign was launched in 2012: World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.The impact of World Alzheimer's Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global…

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September 1 - September 30

Blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK. And while huge progress has been made in improving treatment since we started in 1960, it is still the third biggest cause of UK cancer deaths – taking more lives each year than breast or prostate cancer. Even for those who survive, the long-term effects of treatment can be devastating.

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Jeans for Genes Day

September 16 - September 20

There are around 6,000 genetic disorders. It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. Some genetic disorders are apparent at birth while others are diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood, and sometimes into adolescence. Jeans for Genes works to support children affected by these conditions and their families.

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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

September 27

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. We raised an incredible £26,914,382 in 2018 and aiming to top that this year. Join us in 2018 and raise vital dough-nations to help us be right there for more people living with cancer.

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October 2019

ADHD Awareness Month

October 1 - October 31

ADHD Awareness Month is celebrated every October, with events and activities happening all across the country and now, around the world, on the ground and on the Internet, capturing the notice of numerous national, regional and local media outlets resulting in articles, interviews and feature stories. ADDA is a founding member of the ADHDAwarenessMonth.org coalition, along with ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO) and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD).

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Anti-Slavery Day

October 18 - November 17

Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem. It was created by the Anti-Slavery Day Act, a Private Members Bill introduced Anthony Steen CBE, now Chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation. Each year more and more charities, individuals, local authorities and police forces take action to mark Anti-Slavery Day. The Human Trafficking Foundation hosts Anti-Slavery Day Awards to…

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November 2019

Pancreatic Awareness Month

November 1 - November 30

November marks Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, a time when people across the world come together to fight back against, and raise the profile of, pancreatic cancer! It is a time of the year when we have the most voices speaking out the disease, raising funds for early diagnosis research and raising awareness in their local communities. There are lots of ways you can get involved this November, follow the links below for ideas, tips, resources and information.

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Anti Bully Week 2019

November 11 - November 15

Anti Bullying Week 2019 takes place from the 11th-15th November. It's a great opportunity to reinforce the messages about how your school, workplace or project approaches bullying. This includes knowing what steps to take if someone is being bullied, ensuring your pupils or employees know what to do if they are being bullied, how you will deal with anyone who bullies and that everyone should take bullying seriously because of the long-term impact it can have on friendships, self-esteem as well as…

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Alcohol Awareness Week

November 11 - November 17

Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. The week runs 11-17 November 2019.

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December 2019

Human Rights Day

December 10

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It…

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