May 2014


May 1-31
Arthritis Awareness Month (National)

404.872.7100
help@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org
Contact: Public Relations, Arthritis Foundation


May 1-31
Arthritis Walk

404.872.7100
help@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org
Contact: Public Relations, Arthritis Foundation


May 1-31
Better Hearing and Speech Month

703.535.3762
newsroom@entnet.org
www.entnet.org
Contact: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


May 1-31
Better Sleep Month

703.683.8371
kmahoney@sleepproducts.org
www.bettersleep.org
Contact: Karin Mahoney, Better Sleep Council


May 1-31
Bike Month (National)

202.822.1333
communications@bikeleague.org
www.bikeleague.org
Contact: Carolyn Szczepanski, League of American Bicyclists


May 1-31
Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (National)

847.827.7405
mnielsen@sccm.org
www.sccm.org
Contact: Melissa Nielsen, SCCM


May 1-31
Employee Health and Fitness Month (Global)

716.583.0521
wellness@city-buffalo.org
www.physicalfitness.org
Contact: National Association for Health and Fitness


May 1-31
Healthy Vision Month

415.447.0258
eyemd@aao.org
www.geteyesmart.org
Contact: Communications Division, American Academy of Ophthalmology


May 1-31
High Blood Pressure Education Month (National)

301.592.8573
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Contact: Health Information Center, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


May 1-31
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month

212.242.1968
ftaubman@hdsa.org
www.hdsa.org
Contact: Fred Taubman, HDSA


May 1-31
Liver Awareness Month

212.668.1000
pkuchaculla@liverfoundation.org
www.liverfoundation.org or
www.hepc123.liverfoundation.org
Contact: Communications Department, American Liver Foundation


May 1-31
Lupus Awareness Month

202.349.1155
info@lupus.org
www.lupus.org
Contact: Lupus Foundation of America


May 1-31
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

aad.org/
Contact: American Academy of Dermatology


May 1-31
Mental Health Month

Contact: Steve Vetzner, Mental Health America
703.797.2588
svetzner@mentalhealthamerica.net
www.mentalhealthamerica.net


May 1-31
Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month

202.366.0521
jeremy.gunderson@dot.gov
www.nhtsa.gov
Contact: Jeremy Gunderson, United States Department of Transportation


May 1-31
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

212.344.6633
info@ctf.org
www.ctf.org
Contact: Children's Tumor Foundation


May 1-31
Older Americans Month

202.619.0724
aclinfo@acl.hhs.gov
www.acl.gov
Contact: Office of External Affairs, US Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging


May 1-31
Oncology Nursing Month

412.859.6100
customer.service@ons.org
www.ons.org
Contact: Customer Service Oncology, Nursing Society


May 1-31
Osteoporosis Month (National)

202.320.6388
valerie.patmintra@nof.org
www.nof.org
Contact: Valerie Patmintra, NOF


May 1-31
Stroke Awareness Month (National)

303.754.0919
info@stroke.org
www.stroke.org
Contact: National Stroke Association


May 1-31
Stroke Month (American)

888.4.STROKE (478.7653)
www.strokeassociation.org
Contact: Communications Department, American Stroke Association


May 1-31
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (National)

202.419.3420
suzette@advocatesforyouth.org
www.advocatesforyouth.org
Contact: Suzette Brann, Advocates for Youth


May 1-31
Trauma Awareness Month (National)

800.556.7890
info@amtrauma.org
www.amtrauma.org/programs/resources/index.aspx
Contact: ATS


May 1-31
Ultraviolet Awareness Month

800.331.2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Contact: Prevent Blindness America


May 2-11
Run a Mile Days (National)

800.776.2732
miler@americanrunning.org
www.runamile.org
Contact: David Watt, ARA


May 4-10
Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week (National)

718.351.1717, ext. 19
help@freedomfromfear.org
www.freedomfromfear.org
Contact: Freedom From Fear


May 4-10
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

240.403.1901
ffcmh@ffcmh.org
www.ffcmh.org
Contact: Sandra Spencer, National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health


May 5
Melanoma Monday

aad.org
Contact: American Academy of Dermatology


May 6-12
Nurses Week (National)

301.628.5045
elise.swinehart@ana.org
Contact: Elise Swinehart, Director of Marketing, American Nurses Association


May 7
Allergy and Asthma Day Capitol Hill

703.641.9595, ext. 1126
twinders@aanma.org
www.aanma.org
Contact: Tonya Winders, COO, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics


May 7
School Nurse Day

240.821.1130
nasn@nasn.org
www.nasn.org
Contact: Sharon Conley, National Association of School Nurses


May 8
Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (National)

www.samhsa.gov/children
Contact: Vanguard Communications


May 11-17
Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week (National)

212.269.7797, ext. 19
rlindsey@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org
Contact: Robert Lindsey, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.


May 11-17
Food Allergy Awareness Week

Contact: FAAN
800.929.4040
contactfare@foodallergy.org
www.foodallergy.org


May 11-17
Hospital Week (National)

512.465.1000
healthshareinfo@tha.org
www.nationalhospitalweek.com
Contact: Texas Hospital Association


May 11-17
Neuroscience Nurses Week

847.375.4733
info@aann.org
www.aann.org/nnw
Contact: Allison Begezda, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses


May 11-17
Women's Health Week (National)

www.womenshealth.gov
Contact: Office on Women's Health, US Department of Health and Human Services


May 11-18
Nursing Home Week (National)

202.898.2814
tburke@ahca.org
www.nnhw.org
Contact: Tom Burke, American Health Care Association


May 12-18
Stuttering Awareness Week (National)

800.992.9392
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org
Contact: Joan Warner, The Stuttering Foundation


May 12
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Awareness Day (International)

231.360.3680
pandoraorg.net
Contact: Patient Alliance for Neuroendocrine-immune Disorders Organization for Research and Advocacy (PANDORA Org)


May 12
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day (National)

info@fmcpaware.org
www.fmcpaware.org
Contact: Jan Chambers, NFMCPA


May 18-24
Medical Transcriptionist Week (National)

800.982.2182
ahdi@ahdionline.org
www.ahdionline.org
Contact: Member Services Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity


May 18-24
Emergency Medical Services Week (National)

972.550.0911
dfly@acep.org
www.acep.org/emsweek
Contact: Debra Fly American College of Emergency Physicians


May 20
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (International)

tami@ifautoimmunearthritis.org
www.Facebook.com/WorldAutoimmuneArthritisDay
www.IFAutoimmuneArthritis.org
Contact: Tami Brown, Co-Founder/Officer


May 25
Missing Children's Day (National)

845 883 6060
information@childfindofamerica.org
www.childfindofamerica.org
Contact: Donna Linder, Child Find of America


May 28
Senior Health and Fitness Day (National)

800.828.8225
gford@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com
Contact: Gary Ford, Mature Market Resource Center