Wellness Calendar September 2017

Beverly’s Picks

Healthy Aging MonthHealthy Aging Month

Fight Procrastination DayFight Procrastination Day

World Suicide Prevention DayWorld Suicide Prevention Day

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness DayNational Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Day

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

  • Apple Month
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month
  • Baby Safety Month  (US)      * Blog
  • Backpack Safety Month
  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Month
  • Children’s Good Manners Month
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month    (US)
  • Healthy Aging Month   (US)                * Blog
  • Home and Sports Eye Safety Month  (US)
  • International People Skills Month
  • International Self-Awareness Month
  • International Strategic Thinking Month
  • International Women’s Friendship Month
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month  (US)
  • Marriage Health Month                    * Blog
  • Mold Awareness Month
  • National Arthritis Month  (CND)
  • National 5 A Day Month  (US)
  • National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month  (US)
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month  (US)
  • National Fruit and Veggies Month
  • National Food Allergy Awareness Month
  • National Food Safety Education Month  (US)
  • National Head Lice Prevention Month  (US)
  • National Menopause Awareness Month  (US)
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Month  (US)
  • National Preparedness Month  (US)
  • National Sickle Cell Month  (US)
  • National Skin Care Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month  (US)
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pain Awareness Month  (US)
  • Reye’s Syndrome Awareness Month  (US)
  • Self-Improvement Month
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
  • Update Your Resume Month

Awareness Weeks

  • Back To School Week         * Blog, Blog, Blog
  • Sept 1-7       – National Childhood Injury Prevention Week
  • Sept 1-7       – International Enthusiasm Week        * Blog
  • Sept 1-7       – National Nutrition Week
  • Sept 5-9       – Play Days  (Tues-Sat after Labour Day)
  • Sept 9-10     – AIDS Walk Canada    (CND)
  • Sept 10-16      – Suicide Prevention Week  (US) (Week of 10th)
  • Sept 10-16      – National Assisted Living Week
  • Sept 10-16    – National Rehabilitation Week    (US)
  • Sept 10-16    – Self-Help Awareness Week
  • Sept 17-23    – National Reye’s Syndrome Week  (third full week) (US)
  • Sept 17-23   – Build A Better Image Week
  • Sept 17-23    – National Clean Hands Week    (third full week)
  • Sept 17-23    – National Indoor Plant Week   (third full week)
  • Sept 17-23  – National Hunger Awareness Week
  • Sept 18-22    – National Love Your Files Week   (third full M-F week)
  • Sept 18-24    – Pollution Prevention Week   (begins third Monday)
  • Sept 24-30    – National Singles Week    (last full week)
  • Sept 24-30   – Deaf Awareness Week   (last full week)
  • Sept 24-30 – World Reflexology Week  (last full week)
  • Sept 24-30    – National Chimney Safety Week          * Blog
  • Sept 24-30      – National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week         * Blog

Awareness Days

  • Sept 1   – Be Kind Day
  • Sept 1   – Bring Your Manners To Work Day  (first Friday)
  • Sept 1   – National Lazy Mom’s Day   (first Friday)
  • Sept 5   – Be Late For Something Day
  • Sept 6   – Do It! Day – Fight Procrastination       * Blog
  • Sept 7   – National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day
  • Sept 8   – International Literacy Day
  • Sept 8   – World Physical Therapy Day
  • Sept 9   – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day   (CND)
  • Sept 9  – Opposite Day
  • Sept 10  – World Suicide Prevention Day and  Stop A Suicide Today Day         * Blog, Blog
  • Sept 10   – National Grandparents Day    (first Sunday after Labour Day)      * Blog
  • Sept 13  – National Celiac Awareness Day
  • Sept 13  – Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day
  • Sept 16  – International Day For The Preservation Of The Ozone (CND)
  • Sept 17  – Terry Fox Run    (CND)
  • Sept 15-17 – Clean Up The World Weekend
  • Sept 16  – Stepfamily Day
  • Sept 16  – National ADD Awareness Day
  • Sept 16 – International Eat An Apple Day   (third Saturday)
  • Sept 16 – National Seat Check Saturday   (third Saturday)
  • Sept 16 – Puppy Mill Awareness Day   (third Saturday)
  • Sept 16 – Big Whopper Liar Day  (third Saturday)
  • Sept 17  – Wife Appreciation Day    (third Sunday)
  • Sept 17  – International Eat An Apple Day
  • Sept 17  – Time’s Up Day
  • Sept 17  – Locate An Old Friend Day
  • Sept 18  – World Water Monitoring Day
  • Sept 18 – National Respect Day
  • Sept 19  – Take A Loved One To The Doctor Day   (third Tuesday)
  • Sept 19 – Get Ready Day (third Tuesday)
  • Sept 21  – International Day of Peace
  • Sept 21  – World Alzheimer’s Day           * Blog
  • Sept 21  – Pause the World Day                * BlogBlog
  • Sept 21  – School Backpack Awareness Day
  • Sept 22 – Ice Cream Cone Day
  • Sept 22  – Love Note Day  (fourth Friday)        * Blog
  • Sept 23  – Restless Leg Awareness Day
  • Sept 23   – Family Health and Fitness Day    (last Saturday) (US)
  • Sept 23  – National Hunting and Fishing Day (last Saturday)
  • Sept 25 – National Psychotherapy Day
  • Sept 25 – World Pharmacists Day
  • Sept 25  – Family Day – A Day To Eat Dinner With Your Children    (fourth Monday) (US)       * Blog
  • Sept 25  – World Heart Day   (last Monday)
  • Sept 26  – National Woman’s Road Warrior Day     (fourth Tuesday)           * Blog
  • Sept 27  – National Women’s Health and Fitness Day    (last Wednesday) (US)   * Blog
  • Sept 28   – National Good Neighbour Day
  • Sept 29  – Ask A Stupid Question Day    (last school day of month)

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