Schools out for many and summer is blazing! This month we honor, cherish and celebrate life as we bring awareness to some causes that aren’t always talked about.
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Hernia Awareness Month
Men’s Health Month
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
National Aphasia Awareness Month
National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
National Safety Month
National Scleroderma Awareness Month
Scoliosis Awareness Month
National Cancer Survivors Day (June 2)
Men’s Health Week (June 10–16)
World Sickle Cell Day (June 19)
Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week (June 23–29)
PTSD Awareness Day (June 27)
May is the peak of the spring season and sunshine for most of the US! It is important to stay protected against ultraviolet rays and wear proper skin protection to prevent skin cancer. This month we bring awareness to Melanoma detection and prevention along with UV awareness. With the sunshine and rain coming in from the temperature changes we also need to be aware of signs of asthma and allergies! Below are some more causes that we bring awareness to this month.
American Stroke Awareness
Better Hearing and Speech Awareness
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness
Healthy Vision Awareness
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Awareness
Mental Health Awareness
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness
National Celiac Disease Awareness
National High Blood Pressure Education
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention
National Teen Pregnancy Awareness
As we welcome spring and warmer weather for some, we stand together in solidarity for conditions, diseases, cancers, and very important situations!
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
National Autism Awareness
National Child Abuse Prevention
National Minority Health
Oral Cancer Awareness
Sexual Assault and Prevention
Women’s Eye Health and Safety
February is the month widely known for spreading love. Let’s keep that going by bring awareness this month to the following:
Age-related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Month
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
February is also Black History Month! The first week of February is marked as African Heritage and Health Week!
We Stand Together with love and support for all always!
January brings awareness to glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a scary disorder that effects hundreds of thousands of people. Glaucoma is well known for its slow progressing vision loss that could result in blindness. We must stand together to raise awareness to this disease to find a cure!
Currently there is no cure for glaucoma, but with modern medicine there are ways to prevent vision loss and blindness. Speak with your doctor for recommended early detection screening and way to prevent glaucoma if you are at risk.
Let’s bring awareness to glaucoma by wearing the green awareness ribbon. Start the conversation and fight for a cure for our loved ones, our friends, and our neighbor!
During January 2019, we will be bring awareness to many causes that affect many lives near and dear to us all.
A major cause we want to bring to light this month is Cervical Health! Women across the world are diagnosed with cervical cancer and HPV (human papillomavirus). Speak with your doctor about resources for education yourself and family.
January also includes some very important causes that we should all educate ourselves about
National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness
National Birth Defects Prevention
National Glaucoma Awareness
National Folic Acid Awareness Week
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
Since 1999, friends and family of those who have lost a loved one from suicide come together on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We stand together during this time to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. Together we celebrate the lives of those we lost too soon and work together to help those in need to prevent suicide by expressing options for help. The ripple effect of suicide spreads outward and can be a trying time to recover for all those impacted. A global effort to raise awareness of suicide prevention is crucial with 800,000 lives lost each year. This number doesn’t include those who have attempted suicide! There is time for us to provide resources and a helping hand to save those going through their own hardships.
This Saturday, lets stand together with those who have lost a loved one. Coping with loss from suicide is a long and hard road to recovery. Lend a helping hand, a helping ear, or simply give them support. Times of darkness will end in due time.
At this time, 125,000 acres have been burned from multiple uncontrolled wildfire with 42 lives lost so far. Many of those who have lost their lives have yet to be identified. This is California’s largest and deadliest wildfire to date. Firefighters from all around are working around the clock to try and stop further damage and deaths.
We would like to thank all the personnel who are working to fight the fire, help evacuees, and identify the bodies of those we have list. Firefighters, doctors, nurses, police, anthropologists, volunteers – we thank you for your duty and kind hearts.
Those living with diabetes are at a great risk of cardiovascular complications. Without healthy, stable blood pumping through the body, the heart is at risk of many diseases. On November 9, 2018, We stand together on National Diabetes Heart Connection Day.
It is vitally important for those living with diabetes to monitor A1C, maintain a healthy blood pressure, and monitor cholesterol levels. Glucose levels are without a doubt a constant concern and rightfully so. On top of glucose, diabetics have to be aware of cholesterol levels as plaque can build up and create further complications. Lower HDL and raise LDL cholesterols to help the heart from overworking itself.
Some ways to prevent these levels from reaching dangerous levels is to diet, quit smoking and have some kind of physical activity. Cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart failure, cardiac arrest are just some consequences. Speak to your doctor on ways to protect and prevent these for a longer, fuller life.
November brings awareness to cancers and diseases near to our hearts here at APW. Many of us have been spruced to friends, family, colleagues and peers who have also been impacted with some of these conditions and terrible cancers.
- American Diabetes
- Bladder Health
- COPD Awareness
- Diabetic Eye Disease
- Lung Cancer Awareness
- National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness
- Stomach Cancer Awareness
Throughout the month we will also bring awareness to the following
- 11/9 – National Diabetes Heart Connection Day
- 11/17 – International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
- Week of 11/20-11/26 – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week
At 9:54 a.m. on Saturday morning, 911 dispatchers received calls from Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for an active shooter. Within minutes the first officer arrived on site. A man entered with malicious intent targeting this synagogue. We mourn and remember the lives of those lost
Joyce Fienberg, 75
Richard Gottfried, 65
Rose Mallinger, 97
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
Cecil Rosenthal, 59
David Rosenthal, 54
Bernice Simon, 84
Sylvan Simon, 87
Daniel Stein, 71
Melvin Wax, 88
Irving Younger, 69
11 lives lost and 6 additional injured. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and community of those directly impacted. This anti-Semitic hate instills fear around the world and to all religious organizations. We must stand together to fight this hatred and support our brothers and sisters at home and abroad.