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Purple Day 2023: Raising Awareness for Rare Epilepsies

Purple Day 2024: Raising Awareness for Rare Epilepsies

Each year on March 26th, epilepsy advocates in more than 80 countries celebrate Purple Day. Starting as an annual event in 2008, participants are asked to wear purple to bring awareness to this group of chronic neurological disorders characterized by repeated seizures. Currently, only Canada recognizes Purple Day as an official holiday, but epilepsy ambassadors […]

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Celebrating Abilities in All Stages of Life

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Celebrating Abilities in All Stages of Life

March is National Developmental Disabilities (DDAM) Awareness Month, aimed at increasing awareness around and acceptance of the many individuals with developmental disabilities. In 2020, the United States Census Bureau reported 40.6M Americans, or almost 13% of the United States population, had one or more disabilities. Of this number, approximately 1 in 6 US children had

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Alzheimer's Awareness and National Caregiver Month

Alzheimer’s Awareness and National Family Caregivers Month

The month of November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM). Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and often debilitating form of dementia, and patients need an increased level of care as the disease progresses. Those who provide care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease often require their own support system, as the physical and emotional stress can be difficult to process alone.

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Sickle Cell Awareness Month

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Increasing Understanding and Health Equity

In the United States (US), the month of September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. In 1976, the National Association for Sickle Cell Disease (NASCD) launched a series of public awareness campaigns and started reaching out to local, state, and federal legislators. In 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5102 into law, proclaiming each September

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The unique needs of LGBTQ+ population in clinical trials

Unique Needs of the LGBTQ+ Populations in Clinical Trials

June is recognized as Pride Month, started in 1999 as an annual celebration for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) communities and their allies. Major cities around the world celebrate Pride Month each year with parades, rallies, festivals, and community events. The month-long observance is a way to honor those who participated

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