Ultimate Calendar of All Awareness Months (2024)

Illustrated Month Calendar Representing Awareness Months

Every month at Good Good Good, we plan upcoming good news content for our Instagram, Goodnewsletter, Goodnewspaper, podcast, website, and more. Our work is always centered on hopeful stories about people making a difference in the world — and action steps on how each of us can join in with that good work.

With so many holidays, awareness days, education weeks, and heritage months happening all year long, we’ve been slowly collecting all of these events in a private internal calendar for years.

We made our Monthly Cause Awareness Calendar publicly available earlier this year. We’ve also published a comprehensive guide to Heritage Months and series of other calendars of holidays to celebrate.

And now we’re publishing our simple guide to every single awareness month.

Our hope is this resource will help you or your organization highlight relevant holidays — not just around the big holidays — but all year long, with important celebrations.

Where applicable, we've included resources around highlighted holidays — usually in the form of good news around particular topics, relevant quotes or recommendations, or action steps on how to make a difference. We encourage you to share them if you find them helpful.

We’ve worked hard to make this the most comprehensive collection of awareness months on the internet. Each holiday is organized alphabetically. Always double-check dates, as organizers may occasionally change dates.

Bookmark this page and revisit it as often as you need. We’ll continue to update it and add to it over time.

Awareness, Heritage, and History Months —

January

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Learn about the women fighting in court for access to HPV vaccines

Dry January

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Mental Wellness Month

Read and share quotes about mental health

National Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

National Blood Donor Month

​​National Codependency Awareness Month

National Eye Care Month

National Hobby Month

Explore the ultimate list of hobbies — and our guide to hobbies for women

‍National Stalking Awareness Month

Poverty Awareness Month

Read and share quotes about poverty

Self-Love Month

Explore the best quotes about self-care — and read 101 ideas for self-care.

Veganuary

Explore this guide to building a vegan grocery list

Walk Your Dog Month

The dog poop bag industry is full of greenwashing, but fortunately, we’ve put together a guide on compostable and sustainable dog poop bags and alternatives

February

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

American Heart Month

Black History Month

Read and share these ideas to celebrate Black History Month

Dog Training Education Month

Humpback Whale Awareness Month

Read good news about humpback whales

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Low Vision Awareness Month

National Bird-Feeding Month

National Cancer Prevention Month

National Cat Health Month

Pet Dental Health Month

March

Bisexual Health Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

Color Therapy Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prevention Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month

Explore our calendar of disability awareness days and weeks

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Essential Tremor Month

Greek American Heritage Month

Irish-American Heritage Month

Kidney Month

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

Myeloma Action Month

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

National Reading Month

Explore our top Good Good Good-approved book recommendations and make sure to shop with independent (non-Amazon) bookstores

National Trisomy Awareness Month

Red Cross Month

Self-Injury Awareness Month

Social Work Month

Women’s History Month

Explore our guide to activities and ideas for Women’s History Month — and read and share empowering quotes for Women’s History Month

April

Alcohol Awareness Month

Arab American Heritage Month

Read and share this guide on how to celebrate Arab American Heritage Month

Autism Acceptance Month

Community College Month

Cushing Disease Awareness Month

Earth Month

Read and share our guide on how to celebrate Earth Month — and explore some inspiring climate-change good news

‍Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month

National Adopt-a-Greyhound Month

National Cancer Control Month

National Counseling Awareness Month

This is the perfect month to start counseling! Learn how to find a therapist

National Donate Life Month

Learn about how donating life can be an impactful way to give back to your community

National Frog Month

National Garden Month

National Heartworm Awareness Month

National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Paralyzed Veterans Across America Month

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

May

ALS Awareness Month

American Stroke Month

Apraxia Awareness Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Read and share ideas for how to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Be Kind To Animals Month

Read and share good news about animals

Better Speech and Hearing Month

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

Brain Cancer Awareness Month

Celiac Awareness Month

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Month

Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

Gardening for Wildlife Month

Read about the water-guzzling yards getting a celebrity makeover

Hepatitis Awareness Month

High Blood Pressure Education Month

Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Read and share ideas for how to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

Lupus Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Read the good news about the new mRNA vaccine that may offer protection against Lyme

Mental Health Awareness Month

Read and share ideas for how to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month

Mobility Awareness Month

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Myositis Awareness Month

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

National Cancer Research Month

National Clean Air Month

Learn about the WHO air pollution guidelines aiming to improve health

National Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

National NF (Neurofibromatosis) Month

No Mow May

Learn about creating a low- or no-mow lawn — and more ways to create an eco-friendly home and garden

Older Americans Month

Oncology Nursing Month

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Learn about the inspiring work being done by the ‘We Rate Dogs’ community to support dogs with cancer and other medical problems

UK Maternal Health Awareness Month

Wildfire Preparedness Month

Read this good news story about the program providing stability for kids after wildfires

June

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Read about this music program supporting people with Alzheimer’s

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) Awareness Month

Animal Cruelty Prevention Month

Read and share the best quotes about stopping animal cruelty

Audiobook Appreciation Month

Read and share our guide to the best audiobook platforms (that aren’t Amazon’s Audible)

Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month

Cancer Survivors Month

Read the good news about how cancer deaths are rapidly decreasing

Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Children’s Awareness Month

Great Outdoors Month

Learn about this year’s fee-free days at national parks and read the best quotes about national parks

Gun Violence Awareness Month

Take action to prevent gun violence in the United States

Hemiplegic Migraine Awareness Month

Immigrant Heritage Month

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

National Men’s Health Awareness Month

National Pollinators Month

National Rose Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month

Pride Month

Read the ultimate guide on ideas for how to thoughtfully celebrate Pride Month — and explore this curated list of the best LGBTQ+ pride quotes

PTSD Awareness Month

Listen to this podcast conversation with Richard Casper — a veteran using art to help other veterans recover from PTSD

July

Disability Pride Month

Read and share ideas for thoughtfully celebrating Disability Pride Month

Fragile X (FXS) Awareness Month

French-American Heritage Month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Also called BIPOC Mental Health Month — explore these Black mental health resources

National Bison Month

Read the good news about America’s bison making a comeback

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

Plastic Free July

Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

UV Safety Awareness Month

Wild About Wildlife Month

Learn about the initiatives to take down livestock fences to help support wildlife

August 

Appendix Cancer Awareness Month

Don’t Be a Bully Month

Read and share Hank Green’s iconic quote about bullying

Fat Liberation Month

National Black Business Month

Explore our guide to finding and supporting Black-owned businesses, restaurants, and more in your community

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Road Victim Month

National Traffic Awareness Month

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) Awareness Month

Transgender History Month

World Cancer Support Month

September

Achalasia Awareness Month

Alopecia Awareness Month

Animal Pain Awareness Month

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Read this good news story about how Instagram-famous “Doug the Pug” gives back to kids with cancer

Craniofacial Awareness Month

Falls Prevention Month

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Healthy Aging Month

Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 to October 15 

Read and share ideas for how to thoughtfully celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Awareness Month

Library Card Sign-up Month

Read about all the reasons libraries are the best

Lymphoma Awareness Month

Microplastic Awareness Month

Mullets For Mental Health Month

Read this good news story about the Australians sporting mullets to raise money for mental health research

National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

National Guide Dog Month

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

National Recovery Month

National Save a Tiger Month

Good news! The number of endangered tigers has increased by 40%!

National Self-Care Awareness Month

Practice self-care with these self-care ideas and get inspired by these self-care quotes

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Checkout the Suicide Prevention Month action guide — and also read and share this collection of the best suicide prevention quotes

Orthostatic Tremor Awareness Month

Pain Awareness Month

Listen to our podcast interviews with Ruthie Lindsey and Grace Theisen about their experiences dealing with chronic pain

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

World Alzheimer’s Disease Month

World Animal Remembrance Month

October

ADHD Awareness Month

Explore Good Good Good’s resource guide — featuring the best podcasts, blogs, and TikToks about ADHD

AIDS Awareness Month

We’ve made a lot of progress in the fight against AIDS — and that’s worth celebrating!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Listen to ​​Good Good Good’s interview with Paige More, founder of The Breasties

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Depression Awareness Month

Listen to our podcast interview with John Moe, a comedian fighting depression with humor — and read about the U.S. decreasing depression stigma for the first time

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Dwarfism Awareness Month

Dysautonomia Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Audiobooks are a great accessibility tool for people with dyslexia — explore our guide to the best audiobook apps

Eczema Awareness Month

Filipino-American History Month

German-American Heritage Month

Health Literacy Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (continued; September 15 to October 15)

Read and share our guide on how to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Italian-American Heritage Month

Learning Disability Awareness Month

LGBTQ+ History Month

Read about LGBTQ+ history from before Stonewall

Liver Cancer Awareness Month

National Book Month

Explore our guide to activities and ideas to celebrate National Book Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

National Co-op Month

National Depression Education and Awareness Month

National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

Listen to our podcast interview with John Moe, a comedian fighting depression with humor — and read about the U.S. decreasing depression stigma for the first time

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Vegetarian Month

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

Raynaud’s Awareness Month

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Selective Mutism Awareness Month

Sober October

Socktober

Learn more about Socktober and how to celebrate and get involved

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Squirrel Awareness Month

World Animal Month

World Habitat Awareness Month

November

Adopt a Turkey Month

COPD Awareness Month

Dercum’s Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa) Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Manatee Awareness Month

Movember

National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

Native American Heritage Month

Explore the ultimate guide for how to (meaningfully) celebrate Native American Heritage Month

No-Drink November

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

December

Dressember

Learn more about how Dressember is using dresses to make a difference

HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month

Learn a Foreign Language Month

National Car Donation Month

Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

Universal Human Rights Month

World Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Month

Explore More Events:

Main Awareness Calendars: All Awareness Holidays | Heritage Months | Awareness Months | International Days | Social Media Holidays

More Awareness Calendars: Animals | Pets | Environment & Sustainability | Books | Libraries | Religion | LGBTQ+ | Black & African American | Hispanic | Women | Mental Health | Health | Healthcare | Disability | Cancer | HIV/AIDS

Awareness Days & Months: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Is this list missing a holiday or awareness week/month? Let us know. We want to ensure this list is comprehensive and inclusive.

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