One of the biggest tools we have to fight health conditions is the power of human connection.

That’s why health awareness months, weeks, and days are so important: They rally us together to spread awareness and show support.

Educational and fundraising events are often held at these times to create a ripple effect of positivity and empowerment for not only those living with health conditions, but their loved ones, too.

Sure, you’ve heard about the bigger awareness campaigns like Breast Cancer Awareness Month and World AIDS Day.

But what about lesser-known ones, such as National Family Health History Day, Give Kids a Smile Day, or World Hand Hygiene Day?

Keep track of the events you’re passionate about — and discover some new ones, too — with this 2021 calendar of health awareness events.