Healthy Canberra: Events in September 2015
It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time for our roundup of health-related observances in the coming month of September.
As always, we here at Corinna Dental Group not only look after your oral health but we also promote overall wellness. That is why we’d like to raise awareness about health-related activities happening next month, encouraging you to take part and to spread the word in whichever way you can.
Below are the list of observances as we welcome Spring.
1-30 September: Blue September
Blue September is an annual and nationwide awareness and fundraising initiative for men’s cancer, supporting Australian Prostate Cancer Research and The Australian Cancer Research Foundation. It aims to raise awareness amongst all Australians about cancers affecting men, and urges men to take preventative action by improving their lifestyle choices. This monthlong observance is also about encouraging people to make a donation for cancer research, to help find a cure for the disease that affects so many Australian men.
Visit their website to find out how you can help.
1-30 September: Dementia Awareness Month
Every year in September, Alzheimer’s Australia educates the public to have a better understanding of what it is like for a person to live with dementia, and ultimately be encouraged to create communities where people with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.
World Alzhemier’s Day is observed every 21st day of September.
To learn how you can help and to spread the word, visit the Alzheimer’s Australia website here .
14-19 September: Headache Week
This health awareness week seeks to reduce the incidence the impact of the headache disorder through community awareness and research. Visit their website to learn more.
15 September: World Lymphoma Awareness Day
Lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system. Every two hours a new case is diagnosed in Australia.
Visit the Lymphoma Australia website to learn more about this disease and to learn how you can help.
29 September: World Heart Day
Nope, it’s not 14th February.
World Heart Day happens every 29th day of September. It is a chance for people across the globe to “take part in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD)”. Visit their website to know more.