Diabetes Awareness Month aims to raise awareness for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes through education and advocacy. More than 100 million adults and children in the U.S. currently live with diabetes or prediabetes. The focus of this year’s Diabetes Awareness Month is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
President Ronald Reagan designated November as Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in 1983 when there were less than two million people suffering from the disease. Since then, that number has grown to more than five million.
In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month November 1-30, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following members who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's Disease.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program that brings people together to raise awareness for the problems of hunger and homelessness through educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.
In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 16-24, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following members who are making a difference in the fight to end hunger and homelessness.
First launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month was re-established in 1993 as a month-long celebration in October with the following four goals:
Observed in October each year, Down Syndrome Awareness Month was started by the National Down Syndrome Society in the 1980’s. By spreading awareness, advocacy, and inclusion throughout the community, the month is a time to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments.
The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year. People who are in an abusive relationship will stay with their partner for a number of reasons, including:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - an annual campaign that aims to educate the public on the importance of early screening, testing and treatment for breast cancer. Activities include raising research funds to help identify the cause, uncover potential prevention strategies, and improve diagnosis, in addition to offering support to people impacted by the disease.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 1-31, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following members who are making a difference in the fight to end breast cancer.
Art Spark Texas (formerly VSA Texas) challenges perceptions of people with disabilities and ignites confidence, ideas and courage to make a difference. Founded in 1996 and based in Austin, Texas, our vision is to create a society where people with disabilities can participate in, learn through, and enjoy the arts. To this end, we work with artists, patrons and community members to create arts-inspired, inclusive communities of diverse individuals.