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					National Awareness Weeks/ Events Calendar
February
6            Waitangi Day
7            Term One begins-primary/intermediate/secondary
12-18        Heart Foundation Week
19-25        IHC National Awareness and Appeal Week
24/2-4/3     Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week-Bow Tie Appeal
27/2 –4/3    Barnados Awareness and Appeal Week
26- 3 Mar    Red Cross Appeal Week
24-4 Mar     National Bikewise Week
             International Flirting Week
March
4            Children’s Day
5-10         Kidney Foundation – Drink Water Week
5 -12        Wellchild/Tamaraiki Week
7-14         Victim Support Week
8            International Women’s Day
12 –18       Schizophrenia Fellowship /International Brain Awareness Week
16 -18       World Vision 40 hour famine
19 –25       Meningitis Trust – “Toddle Waddle”
19 –27       Child Cancer Foundation Awareness/Appeal week
20           International Earth Day
24           World Tuberculosis Day
30/2 – 1/3   Guide Dog Appeal
14 - 20      Citizens Advice Bureau Awareness Week
April
5            Term One ends
6-9          Easter Weekend
7            World Health Day
16           Term 2 begins
20           Poppy Day RSA
25           Anzac Day
30-6 Apr     Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
May
1            World Asthma Day
1-8          Rape Awareness week
5            Balloon Day – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation
             ME Awareness week
             NZ Sign Language Week
13           Mother’s Day
15           International Day of Families
13-20        Hospice Appeal Week
20 –26       Heart Children Awareness Week
21-27        Allergy Awareness Week
             ADD/ADHD Awareness Week
21-27        Youth Week
31 – 4       Infant Gastric Awareness Week
31           World Smokefree Day
June
4            Queen’s Birthday
5            World Environment Day
1-8          Meningitis Awareness Week
             Autism NZ Appeal Week
             Head Injury Awareness Week
16           Matariki
11-17        International Men’s Health Week
18           International Panic Day
17-23        Volunteer Awareness Week
29           Term 2 ends
July
2-8          NZCCS Appeal Week
8-14         Neurological Foundation Week
16           Term 3 begins
             Rail Safety Awareness Week
16-22        Women’s Refuge Awareness/Appeal Week
22-28        Alzheimer’s Appeal Week
23-29        Maori Language Week
30 –5/8      Amnesty International Awareness Week
August
1-31         Save Our Sight month
1-6          World Breastfeeding Week
5            International Forgiveness Day
6-12         Conservation Week
             Cystic Fibrosis Week
13-18        Friendship Week
27-31        Cancer Society Awareness Week-Daffodil Day
September
1-30         Cervical Screening Awareness month
2-8          Continence Awareness Week
8            International Literacy Day
3-9          Multiple Sclerosis Week
             ADD/ADHD Awareness Week
             Epilepsy Awareness Week
11-17        Stroke Foundation Awareness/Appeal Week
14           Maori Language Day
15           World Lymphoma Day
21           Term 3 ends
             International Day of Peace
23-29        UNICEF Awareness Week
24-30        Deaf Awareness Week
28/9 –5/10   Arthritis Foundation Annual Street Appeal
October
Month          Breast Cancer Awareness month
               Kidsafe month
12             Pink Ribbon Day –breast cancer
15-21          CanTeen Bandanna Week
1              International Day of Older Persons
7              World Smile Day
8              Term Four begins
10             International UN Disaster Reduction Day
7 -13          Disaster Awareness Week (current)
8-14           Mental Health Awareness Week
13             International Skeptics Day
               World Egg Day
15-21          Kindergarten Awareness Week
13-19          Plunket Annual Appeal
16             World Food Day
22             Labour Day
23-29          Blind Appeal Week
24             United Nations Day
November
month          Barnardos Appeal month
               5+ a day Promotion month
1-7            Parkinson’s Soc Awareness Week
2              National “Push Play” and “Walk to School” day
6-12           Leukaemia and Blood Foundation Awareness Week
13             World Kindness Day
12 –18         Sunsmart Week
20             World Osteoporosis Day/Awareness Week
               Universal Children’s Day
21-27          Diabetes NZ Awareness/Appeal Week
21             World Hello Day
25             International White Ribbon Day -violence against women
30-1           Red Ribbon Day –Aids foundation
December
3              International Day of Disabled Persons
5              International Volunteers Day
6              Child Cancer Foundation fundraiser
7              International Civil Aviation Day
9              International Children’s Day
10             World Human Rights Day
14-18          Term 4 ends
25             Xmas Day
26             Boxing Day

Sources: National Appeals Associations, WHO, UN, MoH,MinEd, health promotion and
community health agencies and international theme websites.