September 2018 Awareness Calendar

International Day of Charity

September 5th, 2018

The International Day of Charity is observed annually on 5 September. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity-related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and international level.

courage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18th, 2018

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is a U.S. awareness day observed on September 18 every year. This awareness day is supported by, an internet portal for all federal domestic HIV and AIDS resources and information. According to the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people aged 55 and older accounted for 26% of the 1.2 million people living with HIV (diagnosed or undiagnosed) in the U.S.

International Day of PEace

September 21st, 2018

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and people. In 2013 the day was dedicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to peace education, the key preventive means to reduce war sustainably.

National Good Neighbor Day

September 28th, 2018

On September 28, National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated. This annual holiday was first proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana came up with the idea of a national holiday recognizing the importance of good neighbors in 1971. In 1978, U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced the creation of a national day aimed at raising public awareness that good neighbors help achieve human understanding and build strong, thriving communities. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. 

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