Wellness Calendar April 2017

Beverly’s Picks

Stress Awareness MonthStress Awareness Month

National Fun DayNational Fun Day

Noise Awareness DayNoise Awareness Day

Laugh At Work WeekLaugh At Work Week

Use the awareness events listed below for programming ideas at your workplace. Build them into events such as workshops, displays and health fairs or gather articles and tips for your company newsletter, blog or eposts. Check out the Stress and Wellness Blog for statistics and strategies related to many of the celebrations listed below.

Awareness Months

  • Alcohol Awareness Month    (US)
  • Autism Awareness Month  (US)
  • Cancer Control Month  (US)
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Caesarean Awareness Month   (AUS)
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Community Spirit Month
  • Conflict Awareness Month- (US)
  • Counseling Awareness Month  (US)
  • Couple Appreciation Month                              * Blog
  • Defeat Diabetes Month
  • Dental Health Month  (CND)
  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • Emotional Overeating Awareness Month
  • Earth Month  (CND)
  • Financial Literacy Month
  • Foot Health Awareness Month   (US)
  • Global Child Nutrition Month
  • Home Improvement Month
  • Informed Woman Month
  • International Customer Loyalty Month
  • International Ideas Month   (US)
  • International Work Life Enrichment Month    (US)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month  (CND) & http://www.aboutibs.org  (US)
  • National Autism Awareness Month   (US)
  • National Cancer Awareness Month   (CND)
  • National Card and letter Writing Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month   (US)
  • National Decorating Month
  • National Donate Life Month   (US)
  • National Facial Protection Month   (US)
  • National Humour Month
  • National Lawn and Garden Month
  • National Multiple Birth Awareness Month
  • National Parkinson’s Awareness Month
  • National Poetry Month                                                * Blog
  • National Occupational Therapy Month  (US)
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • National STD Awareness Month   (US)
  • National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • National Youth Sports Safety Month   (US)
  • Oral Cancer Month    (CND)
  • Parkinson Awareness Month   (CND)
  • Physical Wellness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month   (US)
  • Sports Eye Safety Month  (US)
  • Stress Awareness Month  (US)                                 * BlogBlog 
  • Tackle Your Clutter Month   (US)
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
  • Workplace Conflict Awareness Month
  • Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month  (US)
  • Worldwide Bereaved Spouses Awareness Month

Awareness Weeks

  • Apr 1-7    – Medication Safety Week    (US)                                 * Blog
  • Apr 1-7    – Laugh At Work Week    (US)                                       * Blog, Blog 
  • Apr 1-7    – Testicular Cancer Week                                               * Blog
  • Apr 1-7    – Golden Rule Week
  • Apr 1-7    – National Women’s Nutrition Week                               * Blog
  • Apr 2-8     – National Public Health Week    (first full week) (US)
  • Apr 2-8     – National Week of the Ocean  (first full week)  (US)
  • Apr 2-8   – Explore Your Career Options Week (first full week)  (US)
  • Apr 9-15   – National Dental Hygienists Week  (second week)  (CND)
  • Apr 9-15 – Fibroid Awareness Week  (second week)
  • Apr 16-22 – National Infant Immunization Week  (third week)     (US)
  • Apr 16-22  – National Porphyria Week  (third week)  (US)
  • Apr 16-22  – Cleaning For A Reason Week (third week)
  • Apr 16-22 – International Whistlers Week (third week)
  • Apr 23-29 – National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week     (last full week) (CDN)     * Blog
  • Apr 23-29 – National Volunteer Week (third week) (CND)   (US)     * Blog
  • Apr 23-29- National Princess Week
  • Apr 23-29  – National Park Week
  • Apr 23-29 – National Infertility Awareness Week
  • Apr 22-28 – National Immunization Awareness Week     (CDN)
  • Apr 17-23  – National Inspirational News Week           * Blog
  • Apr 23-29 – Administrative Professionals Week     (US)
  • Apr 24-28 – National Playground Safety Week     (US)
  • Apr 23-29    – Money Smart Week
  • Apr 24 – May 5 – National Dance Week

Awareness Days

  • Apr 1   – Tongue Twister Day
  • Apr 1   – National Fun At Work Day
  • Apr 2   – Children’s Book Day
  • Apr 2   – Reconciliation Day
  • Apr 2   – International Pillow Fight Day
  • Apr 2   – National Love Our Children Day (first Saturday)
  • Apr 2   – World Autism Day
  • Apr 3   – Sow The Seeds Of Greatness
  • Apr 3   – Find A Rainbow Day
  • Apr 3   – National Fun Day    (first Monday)                   * Blog
  • Apr 4   – Vitamin C Day
  • Apr 5   – International Whistlers Day
  • Apr 5   – Oncology Nurses Day
  • Apr 5   – National Walking Day (first Wednesday)
  • Apr 5   – National Day of Hope   (first Wednesday)
  • Apr 6   – Drowsy Driver Awareness Day
  • Apr 6  – National Alcohol Screening Day    (US) (Thursday of first full week)
  • Apr 7   – National Walk To Work Day  (first Friday)
  • Apr 7   – No Household Chores Day
  • Apr 7   – World Health Day
  • Apr 7   – Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Day
  • Apr 9   – Feng Shui Awareness Day
  • Apr 11   – Baby Massage Day (second Saturday)
  • Apr 10 – National Siblings Day
  • Apr 11 – World Parkinson’s Disease Day
  • Apr 11 – National Pet Day
  • Apr 11 – National Teach Children To Save Day
  • Apr 11 – National Library Day (second Tuesday)
  • Apr 12 – Walk On Your Wild Side Day
  • Apr 12 – Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • Apr 13 – Scrabble Day
  • Apr 14 – International Moment Of Laughter
  • Apr 14 – Day of Silence
  • Apr 15 – That Sucks Day
  • Apr 15 – Husband Appreciation Day   (third Saturday)       * Blog
  • Apr 16 – National Stress Awareness Day
  • Apr 16 – National Wear Your PJ’s To Work Day – (day after income taxes due)
  • Apr 17 – International Hemophilia Day   (CND)
  • Apr 17 – Blah! Blah! Blah! Day
  • Apr 17 – Ford Mustang Day
  • Apr 18 – National Golf Day
  • Apr 19 – National Hanging Out Day
  • Apr 19 – National Garlic Day
  • Apr 19 – Bicycle Day
  • Apr 20 – Get To Know Your Customer Day (third Thursday)
  • Apr 20 – High Five Day (third Thursday)
  • Apr 21 – National Teach Your Children To Save Day
  • Apr 22 – Earth Day     (CND)                                                   * Blog
  • Apr 22 – Mother Earth Day
  • Apr 22 – National Jelly Bean Day
  • Apr 23 – Movie Theatre Day
  • Apr 23 – World Book and Copyright Day
  • Apr 23 – Talk Like Shakespeare Day
  • Apr 23 – National Dance Day
  • Apr 24 – National Teach Your Children To Save Day
  • Apr 25 – National Mani-Pedi Day
  • Apr 26 – Administrative Assistants’ Day   (Wed of the last full week)
  • Apr 28 – Biological Clock Day                                                     * Blog
  • Apr 28  – One Day Without Shoes
  • Apr 28 – World Day for Safety and Health At Work
  • Apr 29 – Childcare Professionals Day    (last Friday)           * Blog
  • Apr 29 – World Wish Day
  • Apr 29  – National Rebuilding Day  (last Saturday)
  • Apr 29 – National Go Birding Day (last Saturday)
  • Apr 29 – World Healing Day (last Saturday)
  • Apr 30 – Noise Awareness Day                             * Blog
  • Apr 30 – Eeyore’s Birthday Day
  • Apr 30 – National Honesty Day

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