Join Us in Raising Awareness for These Causes this November
By Jennifer Schleman, Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Patient advocacy organizations work tirelessly to educate, promote, advocate, and raise awareness and funding for their causes. Here’s how you can help advance these groups’ missions and spread awareness during November.
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which occurs every November, was established to honor the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s, through advocacy for a cure, awareness, and education. The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
American Diabetes Month
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) celebrates November as American Diabetes Month. Millions of people in the United States are at risk for diabetes. Every year, the ADA community comes together to ring the alarm on the diabetes epidemic. The ADA uses November to alert people of diabetes risks, research, and the ADA’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Visit the ADA website for updates in this year’s Diabetes Month campaign.
National Family Caregivers Month
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is undertaking a national, digital campaign called #CaregiverAnd during National Family Caregivers Month 2021. #𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗔𝗻𝗱© encourages family caregivers to celebrate the identities and passions that enrich their lives. Check out the CAN’s our Social Media Kit, which includes everything you need: messaging, images, and handles for CAN, and commonly used hashtags to participate in the #CaregiverAnd campaign.
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
Join the Epilepsy Foundation in observing November as National Epilepsy Awareness Month. One-third of people with epilepsy live with uncontrolled seizures. The Epilepsy Foundation aims to raise funds for research to improve treatments and to support programs that can help improve quality of life for people with epilepsy. During November, the Epilepsy Foundation is using this time to raise awareness for epilepsy, as well as proper seizure first aid, which can be helpful to help people with epilepsy.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
During November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative is uniting the nation to stand together against the leading cancer killer, lung cancer. Throughout the month, the Lung Association will be sharing new lung cancer awareness information, the State of Lung Cancer Report, inspiring patient stories and lifesaving lung cancer screening information.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Founded by patients and survivors, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, transforms survivorship as the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving, extending, and improving the lives of those vulnerable, at risk, and diagnosed with lung cancer. The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer celebrates November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month through a series of events and advocacy opportunities spanning the month of November.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month
During November, the American Lung Association recognizes Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month. During this observance, the organization raises awareness of COPD while also recognizing caregivers who work tirelessly to aid those living with COPD. Caregivers are unsung, everyday heroes that often find themselves in this role unexpectedly, without any formal training, education, or guidance. Whether you are new to caring for a loved one with COPD or you have been supporting them for years, the Lung Association has resources that can help. Learn more about COPD here.
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Join the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network this November in the fight against the world’s toughest cancer. This year alone, more than 56,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This November the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will host a series of events to observe Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, in hopes of spreading awareness and raising funds to help dispel pancreatic cancer.