Each one of us should make our health a top priority on a daily basis by practicing behaviors that will contribute to a healthy lifestyle such as eating a balance diet with fruits and vegetables, exercising on a regular basis, and alleviating as much stress as possible. Even though we should focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we can also support other in doing so as well. There are nationally recognized days, weeks, and months that give us opportunities to connect with others as we fight various health conditions.
We are just coming out of October which is widely known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We all recognize the pink ribbons as symbols for breast cancer awareness. Not only that, but we get to participate in events and activities that educate us about breast cancer, encourage those impacted, celebrate the survivors, and remember those who lost their lives.
Education and fundraising events are typically held for all health awareness months. Below are the health awareness observances for the month of November.
American Diabetes Month
COPD Awareness Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Family Caregivers Month
Healthy Skin Month
Hospice Palliative Care Month
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month