PROSTRATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH – 1st – 31st March – March the Month for over 11,000 men -March the Month is a virtual step challenge for anyone who wants to keep active and help beat prostate cancer. Join thousands of people, across the nation, committing themselves to walk or wheel 11,000 steps a day throughout March.
You’ll be doing it for more than 11,000 dads, brothers, grandads, partners and mates who die from prostate cancer every year. Sign up to March the Month and help raise lifesaving funds, get active and walk your way.
Join March the Month and help save men’s lives.
OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH – 1st – 31st March – This March Target Ovarian Cancer need you to join them. Are you ready to move, shout and raise money to end late diagnosis of ovarian cancer?
Every March they put ovarian cancer in the spotlight. This March they are speeding things up. Two thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer too late when the cancer is harder to treat. Every day 11 women die. “We can’t afford to stand still. We’re pressing Fast Forward on early diagnosis and we need you with us.”
Every day in March, we’ll be moving, shouting, raising money, increasing awareness and building a movement across the UK to speed up early diagnosis and stop ovarian cancer devastating lives.
Will you join us?
We won’t accept that 11 women die every day from ovarian cancer in the UK – and we know that you won’t too. Not when survival rates in other countries are so much higher. And not when we can do something about it right now.
Together, this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month we will fast forward early diagnosis…
- By making sure everyone knows about ovarian cancer and can spot the symptoms
- And raising money to support our vital work
BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – 13th – 19th March – Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Every March, participants host imaginative activities in their communities that share the wonders of the brain, and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives. Event organizers include colleges and universities, hospitals, medical research facilities, K-12 schools, advocacy groups, outreach organizations, professional associations, government agencies, corporations, and more.
The Dana Foundation invites your organization to get involved! Visit Plan Your Outreach for all the resources and tools you’ll need to organise an event. Need help promoting your event? Post your activities on their Calendar of Events!
Brain Awareness Week provides a wonderful opportunity to place your work in the public spotlight.
NO SMOKING DAY – 8th March- National No Smoking Day, held every second Wednesday of March. The day is designed as a time to reach out to friends or family members who suffer from nicotine addiction. Research shows the number of people around the world who still smoke cigarettes — and are not actively trying to quit — is severely dwindling.
National No Smoking Day originated in the Republic of Ireland in 1984 on Ash Wednesday, when the ruling clergy determined that cigarettes would be a good thing for people to give up for Lent. Between then and now, the day of the holiday has been shifted to a more predictable second Wednesday of March.
WORLD SLEEP DAY – 17th March – World Sleep Day is an annual celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. World Sleep Day is held the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year. Visit the World Sleep Day website to learn more and get involved.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS – 20th March – International Day of Happiness is a global event arranged by the United Nations annually on March 20. It serves to remind us that being happy is a human right and worth celebrating — and if you’re not already happy on this day, the celebrations may change that!
WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY – 20th March – This year, they want to inspire change by focusing on the importance of oral health at every stage of life, because no matter what age you are, caring for your mouth and looking after your oral health is important. World Oral Health Day aims to empower people with the knowledge, tools and confidence to secure good oral health.
Oral diseases are a major health concern for many countries and negatively impact people throughout their lives. Oral diseases lead to pain and discomfort, social isolation and loss of self-confidence, and they are often linked to other serious health issues. And yet, there is no reason to suffer: most oral health conditions are largely preventable and can be treated in their early stages.
FDI relies on individual action worldwide to roll out World Oral Health Day in each country and create a truly global movement. They encourage you to use your local expertize to create awareness and roll-out WOHD in your community. Whatever you decide to do, however big or small, contributes to improving the oral health of populations globally.