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Health Events for October

Month

* Autism Awareness Month, National, Autism Treatment Services of Canada http://www.autism.ca/

* Brain Tumor Awareness Month, National, Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada http://www.btfc.org/

* Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation http://www.cbcf.org/index.html

* Child Abuse Prevention Month, National, Independent Order of Foresters Child Abuse Prevention Foundation http://www.foresters.biz/community/pca/

* Community Living Awareness, National, Local Community Living Organizations http://www.acl.on.ca/

* Community Support Month, Ontario, Ontario Community Support Association http://www.ocsa.on.ca/

* Eye Health Canada Month, National, Canadian Association of Optometrists http://www.opto.ca/

* Flu Prevention Awareness Month, National, Canadian Lung Association http://www.lung.ca/

* Lupus Awareness Month, National, Lupus Canada http://www.lupuscanada.org/

* Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, National, Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths http://www.sidscanada.org/index.html

* Celiac Awareness Month, National, Canadian Celiac Association http://www.celiac.ca/



Weeks

* 6 - 12 Fire Prevention Week, National, Fire Prevention Canada http://www.fiprecan.ca/

* 7 - 13 Family Week, National, Family Service Canada http://www.familyservicecanada.org/

* 13 - 19 Dental Hygiene Week, National, Canadian Dental Hygienists Association http://www.cdha.ca/

* 14 - 20 School Safety Week, National, Canada Safety Council http://www.safety-council.org/

* 20 - 26 YWCA Week Without Violence, National, YWCA http:// www.ywca.org

* 20 - 26 Massage Therapy Awareness Week, National, Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance http://www.cmta.ca/

* 20 - 26 Occupational Therapy Week, National, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists http://www.caot.ca/index.cfm

* 21 - 27 Healthy Workplace Week, National, National Quality Institute http://www.nqi.ca/chww/



Days

* 1 International Day for Older Persons, International, UN http://www.un.org/

* 17 International Day for the Eradication of Proverty, International, UN http://www.un.org/

* 18 World Food Day, International, UN http://www.un.org/

* 20 National Psoriasis Walk, National, Psoriasis Society of Canada http://www.psoriasissociety.org/





[This list compiled with information from

* Charity Village http://www.charityvillage.com/charityvillage/event3.asp and

* CHIS http://www.tpl.toronto.on.ca/TRL/centres/chis/event.html]