2. Birth Defects Prevention Month The March of Dimes non-profit organization was founded by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt January 3rd, 1938 to combat polio. The main focus of the organization now is to educate mothers and try to prevent birth defects and premature births and infant mortality.
3. Cervical Health Awareness You can obtain detailed and up to date information on preventing, detecting and treating cervical cancer at the American Cancer Society website.
5. Poverty in America Awareness Month found a very sobering website Povertyusa.org on the status of poverty in the United States. Who is living in poverty? Take the tour. You can also view the numbers at census.gov.and download spreadsheets if you want to view it for yourself.
6. Thyroid Disease Awareness Month Get Neck Check info at epoweryourhealth.org.
7. National Mentoring Month Volunteering anywhere has its own special rewards, being a mentor has to qualify near the top of the list. You can make a big difference in a person's life.
8. National Personal Self Defense Awareness Month #1 in my opinion is Know Your Surroundings and Pay Attention. Plugging up your ears is almost the same as closing your eyes. Here is a link to attackproof.com and suggested Top 10 Best Self Defense Tips.
9. National Stalking Awareness Month "Take the Stalking Quiz". Stalking is a crime in all 50 States. What is considered stalking?
10. National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month January 11th was National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center and BeFree Hotlines