Wednesday, December 29, 1999

Health events in 2000

        • JANUARY

        March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month (769-3588 or,Eye Care Month, Glaucoma Awareness Month, Thyroid Awareness Month, Volunteer Blood Donor Month (Hoxworth Blood Center at 451-0910 or

        1-7: Diet Resolution Week.

        15-16: Sight-Saving Sabbath ( or (800) 331-2020).

        16-22: Healthy Weight Week.

        18: Lana Holstein, “Sexuality and Vitality” 7 p.m. at Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center, part of Speaking of Women's Health (241-7469 for tickets, $21.50 plus service charges; 345-6533 for information).

        26: School Nurse Day.

        • FEBRUARY

        Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month, American Heart Month (281-4048 or, Children's Dental Health Month, Sinus Pain Awareness Month, Wise Health Consumer Month.

        1: Women's Heart Health Day.

        3: Girls and Women in Sports Day.

        6-12: Burn Awareness Week (Shriners Burns Institute, 872-6000), Cardiac Rehabilitation Week.

        14: National Condom Day (American Social Health Association at or (919) 361-8400), Have-A-Heart Day to promote vegetarian awareness.

        14-18: National Eating Disorders Screening Program, offered this year for the first time to high schools (781- 239-0071 or

        • MARCH

        Eye Donor Month, Mental Retardation Awareness Month, Hemophilia Awareness Month, Kidney Month (Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 961-8105 or, Nutrition Month, Social Work Month, UV (Ultra-Violet light) Safety Month, Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month.

        1-17: Buy a shamrock at a participating restaurant, retailer or bar to raise money for Shamrocks Against Dystrophy for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (231-2222).

        5-11: Save Your Vision Week.

        6-10: National School Breakfast Week.

        6-12: Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Week.

        12-18: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week.

        13-19: Brain Awareness Week.

        15-19: Speaking of Women's Health, a five-day women's health conference, Northern Kentucky Convention Center (345-6533).

        19-25: Children and Healthcare Week, National Poison Prevention Week (Ohio 558-5111, Kentucky 800-722-5725, Indiana 800-382-9097).

        20: 16th annual Great American Meatout (to promote meatless diets on the first day of spring), sponsored by Farm Animal Reform Movement.

        24: World TB (tuberculosis) Day.

        26: Cincinnati Heart Mini-Marathon, sponsored by American Heart Association (281-4048) with pre-race clinics and educational programs on March 25.

        30: National Doctors' Day.

        • APRIL

        Alcohol Awareness Month (the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence at, Child Abuse Prevention Month (Council on Child Abuse at 936-8009 or, Autism Awareness Month, Facial Protection Month, National Humor Month, Occupational Therapy Month, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month (, Youth Sports Safety Month, Women's Eye Health and Safety Month.

        3-9: Public Health Week.

        6: Cancer Fatigue Awareness Day; National Alcohol Cancer Screening Day (, 781-239-0071).

        7: World Health Day.

        7-9: Alcohol-Free Weekend.

        8: YMCA Healthy Kids Day.

        16-22: Heimlich Maneuver Week (559-2391 or, Infant Immunization Week, Organ/Tissue Donor Awareness Week (LifeCenter, 558-5555); Earth Week.

        17: International Moment of Laughter Day.

        27: Teen 2000 Always Cool conference for Tristate teen-age girls, sponsored by Speaking of Women's Health, at Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, Loveland (345-6533).

        29-30: March of Dimes WalkAmerica(769-3588).

        • MAY

        Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month (Cincinnati Speech & Hearing Center, 221-0527, or American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at, Better Sleep Month, Breathe Easy Month, Hepatitis Awareness Month, Huntington's Disease Awareness Month, Arthritis Month (271-4545 or, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month, Digestive Diseases Awareness Month, High Blood Pressure Month (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at, Mental Health Month, Osteoporosis Prevention Month, Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Sight-Saving Month, Ultraviolet Awareness & Home Eye Safety Month, Stroke Awareness Month (National Stroke Association at 800-787-6537 or,; Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month, Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month.

        3: Anxiety Disorders Screening Day, sponsored by the Freedom From Fear Network (718-351-1717 or

        6: International No Diet Day to increase awareness of dieting dangers and promote healthy acceptance of all body sizes and types (Council on Size & Weight Discrimination at 914-679-1209 or

        6-12: National Nurses Week.

        6-13: Safe Kids Week (National Safe Kids Campaign at

        7-13: Children's Mental Health Week, National Hospital Week.

        8-14: Stuttering Awareness Week (Stuttering Foundation of America, 800-992-9392).

        9: Childhood Depression Awareness Day (wear a green ribbon).

        12-13: Flying Pig Kids Fun Run 9 a.m. (location to be determined), Flying Pig Marathon Health Expo at Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, downtown (3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 721-7447).

        14: Second Annual Flying Pig Marathon ( or 721-7447) .

        14-20: Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week, Birth Center Week, Nursing Home Week, Running and Fitness Week.

        14-21: Emergency Medical Services Week.

        14-June 18: National Family Month (sponsored by KidsPeace to span Mother's Day to Father's Day).

        17: Employee Health and Fitness Day.

        31: Senior Health and Fitness Day, World No-Tobacco Day (American Association for World Health at

        • JUNE

        Hernia Awareness Month, Safety Month, Scleroderma Awareness Month, Vision Research Month.

        1-July 4: Eye Injuries Prevention Month, Fireworks Safety Month.

        3-4: Children's Miracle Network telethons (televised locally on WLW-TV Channel 5).

        4-10: Aphasia Awareness Week, Headache Awareness Week, Hug Holiday Week.

        12-18: Men's Health Week (National Men's Health Foundation at 610-967-8620 or

        25-July 1: Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week.

        27: HIV Testing Day.

        • JULY

        Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month, Refractive Disorders Awareness Month.

        9-15: Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Week.

        20-21: SmileLine hotline by the Academy of General Dentistry at (800-764-5333).

        • AUGUST

        Cataract Awareness Month, Medic Alert Awareness Month, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month.

        1-7: World Breastfeeding Week (Franciscan-Mount Airy and St. Elizabeth Birthing Center are designated as Baby Friendly hospitals; or call La Leche League Cincinnati, 357-6455).

        • SEPTEMBER

        Baby Safety Month, Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (local ovarian cancer support network, Vickie Lamb, 888-OVA-RIAN or 661-4293); Healthy Aging Month, Leukemia Awareness Month, Cholesterol Education Month, Pediculosis (Head Lice) Prevention Month (800-446-4672), Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

        1-7: Childhood Injury Prevention Week.

        3-4: “Stars Across America!” Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.

        10: Greater Cincinnati Race for the Cure, starting at Yeatman's Cove, downtown. 825-7223.

        10-16: 5-A-Day for Better Health Week; Assisted Living Week; Respiratory Care Week.

        16: 2nd Annual Sarah Zepernick Run for Cancer, Colerain Township (385-1750); KidsDay.

        17-23: Hearing Aid Awareness Day.

        17-23: Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration; Reye's Syndrome Week.

        18-22: Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (call the Urologic Foundation Hotline (800) 242-2383 or

        23-24: Family Health and Fitness Days-USA.

        24: AIDS Walk/Run 2000 for AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati. 421-2437.

        • OCTOBER

        Brain Injury Awareness Month, Child Health Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family Eye Care Month, Healthy Lung Month, Liver Awareness Month, Lupus Awareness Month (271-4545 or Inner City Lupus Group at 527-5044, ext. 138), Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dental Hygiene Month, Disability Employment Month, Family Health Month, Family Sexuality Education Month, Physical Therapy Month, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month (636-8000), Talk About Prescriptions Month, Unmasking Halloween Dangers Month, Vegetarian Awareness Month.

        1: Alzheimer's Disease Association's Memory Walk at Sawyer Point (721-4284).

        1-7: Mental Illness Awareness Week, Nurse-Midwifery Week, Wegener's Granulomatosis Awareness Week.

        5: National Depression Screening Day (800-573-4433).

        8-14: Adult Immunization Awareness Week, Fire Prevention Week and the Fire Drills Great Escape! event (call Cincinnati Fire Division, 357-7592).

        9-13: School Lunch Week.

        10: World Mental Health Day.

        13: SAVE (Stop America's Violence Everywhere) Day, sponsored by the American Medical Association Alliance (312-464-4470 or

        14: Tyler's Run for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome awareness, Miami Whitewater Forest (385-0700).

        15-21: Dystonia Awareness Week, Hepatitis Awareness Week, School Bus Safety Week, Infection Control Week.

        16: World Food Day.

        18-24: Health Education Week.

        20: National Mammography Day.

        22-28: National Pharmacy Week.

        22-29: Pastoral Care Week.

        23-31: Red Ribbon Week for drug-free lifestyle awareness.

        • NOVEMBER

        American Diabetes Month (759-9330), Christmas Seals Campaign (American Lung Association 985-3990 or, Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, Epilepsy Awareness Month, International Impotence Education Month, Alzheimer's Disease Month (721-4284), Family Caregivers Month, Home Care Month, Hospice Month.

        5-11: Diabetes Education Week.

        12-18: Bladder Health Week.

        18: Great American Smokeout (800-237-2345 or

        • DECEMBER

        Christmas Seals Campaign, Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis, Safe Toys and Gifts Month.

        1: World AIDS Day.

        1-7: Aplastic Anemia/Myelodysplastic Awareness Week.


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