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April Awareness Days 2024

Updated: Jan 24

April Awareness Days

Awareness Days Calendar 2024

April Awareness Days


National Pet Month

April 1, 2024 - May 1, 2024

This is a month that celebrates and promotes both the benefits of animal companions for people as well as awareness of responsible pet ownership.

There are many ways to support whether it be sponsoring time for trained dogs to help autistic children or helping adopt animals looking for their forever homes.

Charities and Causes to support for National Pet Month:

While pets come in all shapes and sizes, the majority are cats or dogs. Thankfully, there are some excellent dog charities and cat charities based around the world that you can support today:

  • Support Dogs - provide, train, and support assistance dogs to increase the quality of life for people with various medical conditions

  • Therapy Dogs Nationwide - visiting volunteers take their own dogs into establishments to provide comfort, distraction, and stimulation

Stress Awareness Month

April 1 - 30, 2024

Stress Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about the causes and effects of stress, as well as promote stress management techniques and mental well-being.

Charities and Causes to support for Stress Awareness Month:

  • Anxiety UK - offers support, guidance, and resources for individuals affected by anxiety disorders, including stress management techniques and therapeutic interventions.

  • Samaritans - providing emotional support and a listening ear to individuals in distress, including those dealing with stress and mental health challenges.

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Parkinson's Awareness Month

April 1 - 30, 2024

Parkinson's Awareness Month aims to educate the public about Parkinson's disease, its symptoms, its impact on individuals and families, and the ongoing research and advancements in treatment. It provides an opportunity to foster understanding, support, and empathy for those living with Parkinson's.

Charities and Causes to support for Parkinson's Awareness Month:

  • The Cure Parkinson's Trust - funds research projects focused on finding a cure for Parkinson's disease and improving the quality of life for those living with the condition.

  • Parkinson's Europe - advocates for the rights and needs of people with Parkinson's disease, provides resources, and promotes collaboration among Parkinson's organisations.

Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2024

Autism Awareness Day aims to increase public understanding of autism and promote acceptance and inclusion of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It is an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with autism and their families, as well as the importance of early diagnosis, intervention, and support.

Charities and Causes to support on Autism Awareness Day:

  • National Autistic Society (NAS) - the largest UK charity for individuals with autism and their families. They provide support services, campaign for autism rights, and raise awareness about autism. understanding of autism.

  • Autistica - dedicated to funding research to improve the lives of people with autism. They collaborate with researchers, promote early diagnosis, and advocate for better services and support.

  • Ambitious about Autism - supports children and young people with autism and their families. They provide education and employment support, run specialist schools, and advocate for inclusive policies.

Earth Day

April 22nd, 2024

First started in the 70s, Earth Day is a global initiative for the people of the earth to reduce their environmental impact. Whether you are looking to be a more sustainable business or fundraise for an environmental charity  - there are many great ways to support on Earth Day.

A simple way to take part in Earth Day is to plant trees. In 2016 American Eagle pledged to plant a tree for every purchase of select items on Earth Day as part of their 'buy one get one tree' campaign.

Earth Day Buy One Get One Tree

Charities and Causes to support on Earth Day:

Here are some great environmental charities that your business can support for Earth Day.

World Day for Animals in Laboratories

April 24, 2024

World Day for Animals in Laboratories raises awareness about the use of animals in scientific research and advocates for alternative methods to animal testing.

Charities and Causes to support on the World Day for Animals in Laboratories:

  • Cruelty Free International - works to end animal testing worldwide, campaigns for legislative changes, and promotes the development and use of non-animal testing methods.

  • Animal Free Research UK - funds and promotes the development of innovative non-animal research methods, supporting scientists in finding alternatives to animal experiments.

  • FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) - works to develop and promote methods that replace the use of animals in research, focusing on a compassionate and scientific approach.


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