Awareness Months to Promote and Support

Awareness months impact the lives of many of us or those we love just the same. And just like any other good cause, these issues can always use a big boost of support. Tying your promotional event to awareness months is one of the best ways to support charitable causes. Whether you are a nonprofit fundraising throughout the year, holding an event to draw awareness, or organizing a community event — ethically sourced promotional items will promote you and your cause.

Below find a comprehensive list of annual awareness months and sample event pairings.

January

  • Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • Family Fit Lifestyle Month
  • Financial Wellness Month
  • Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • Healthy Weight Awareness Month
  • Mental Wellness Month
  • Mentoring Month
  • Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
  • Poverty In America Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Disease Awareness Month
  • Volunteer Blood Donor Month

February

  • African-American History Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Eating Disorders Screening Program Month
  • Ethnic Equality Month
  • Wise Mental Health Consumer Month
  • Women’s Heart Health Day

March

  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Gender Equality Month
  • Greek-American Heritage Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Mental Retardation Awareness Month
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • Nutrition Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • Self Harm Awareness Month
  • Social Worker’s Month
  • Women’s History Month

April

  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Arab-American Heritage Month
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Cancer Control Month
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Donate Life Month- Organ and Tissue Donation
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Keep America Beautiful Month
  • Mathematics Awareness Month
  • Mathematics Education Month
  • Poetry Month
  • School Library Media Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Spring Ahead For Life Month
  • Sports Eye Safety Month
  • STDs Education and Awareness Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Tartan (Scottish-American) Heritage Month
  • Volunteer Month
  • Work Life Enrichment Month
  • World Habitat Awareness Month
  • Youth Sports Safety Month

May

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing And Speech Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Brain Tumor Awareness Month
  • Celiac Awareness Month
  • Correct Posture Month
  • Cystic fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Family Support Month
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Helping American Youth Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • High Blood Pressure Awareness Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Osteoporosis Prevention Month
  • Personal History Awareness Month
  • Pet Month
  • Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • Re-commitment Month
  • Revise Your Work Schedule Month
  • Scholarship Month
  • Science Month
  • Self-Discovery Month
  • Senior Citizens Month
  • Senior Travel Month
  • Sight Saving Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • Social Media Month
  • South Asian Heritage Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month
  • Teaching and Joy Month
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

June

  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • ALS Lou Gehrig’s Disease Awareness Month
  • Aphasia Awareness Month
  • Children’s Awareness Month
  • Father’s Day Month
  • Fireworks Safety Month
  • Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
  • Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
  • Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • Student Safety Month
  • Vision Research Month

July

  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • French-American Heritage Month
  • Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • Purposeful Parenting Month
  • Recreation and Parks Month
  • Tickling Month

August

  • Amblyopia Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Immunization Awareness Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

September

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness month
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Children’s Good Manners Month
  • Cholesterol Education Month German-American Heritage Month (Sept-Oct)
  • Guide Dog Month
  • Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • Menopause Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pediculosis Prevention Month
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Preparedness Month
  • Project AWARE Month (Marine Conservation)
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Self-Awareness Month
  • Self-Improvement Month
  • Sickle Cell Awareness Month
  • Yoga Month

October

  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Book Month
  • Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
  • CyberSecurity Awareness Month
  • Dental Hygiene Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Filipino American History Month
  • Fire Prevention Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Selective Mutism Awareness Month
  • Vegetarian Awareness Month

November

  • Adoption Awareness Month
  • Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
  • American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
  • Arts and Health Month
  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Family Caregivers Month
  • Healthy Skin Awareness Month
  • Impotency Awareness Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Nonprofit Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • Runaway Prevention Month

December

  • Political Correctness Awareness Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month

Examples of pairing your event with awareness months:

5Gyres hosts many beach cleanup efforts throughout the year. An example of pairing awareness months with your event.

5Gyres hosts many beach cleanup efforts throughout the year. Photo Credit: 5Gyres

Example 1: Your business is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in April. Try pairing your event with World Habitat Awareness Month. Raising funds for a local ocean preservation organization, like 5Gyres, would be a great idea. You could create a online fundraising store hosted by Ethix to offer earth-friendly drinkware, such as reusable aluminum canteens, and custom-printed, recycled or organic t-shirts for sale, and share it on your social media pages, in your newsletters, and on your website.

Example 2: Your union local has its annual Labor Day parade coming up. Pair this with the month-long Library Card Signup effort in September, and invest in some union made stickers and buttons to hand out at the parade, encouraging kids to sign up for a free library card. You could also create specially-designed union made kids library tote bags with your union logo on them (and even better, get them union printed with a union bug!) to hand out at the local library to children who signed up.