HealthExpress News Saturday June 1, 2013

Health Events - June 2013

Here at HealthExpress, we have absolute respect for the passion and dedication displayed by charities and their workers across the UK. Their commitment to fighting against conditions through support, research and awareness can have a direct impact on the quality of life of those suffering from each condition or illness.

We want to show our love for charities by supporting a number of events and campaigns throughout June, so that they continue to receive due support nationwide. Here’s a guide to health events taking place this month, which you can read about online and be a part of:

National Diabetes Week – 09/06/2013 – 15/06/2013

Run by DiabetesUK, the week will consist of sponsored walks, skydives, and other local events, all aimed at raising funds and awareness for DiabetesUK. This year, the charity will focus its efforts on research, helping their dedicated scientists make those important breakthroughs in the lab. This will help to widen our understanding of the causes and symptoms of diabetes as well as helping to improve treatment options.

If you want to get involved in the week, then you should start off by ordering a free Diabetes Week pack, which will supply you with all the information you need to start raising money and awareness within your community.

Breathe Easy Week – 10/06/2013 – 16/06/2013

This week was founded by the British Lung Foundation, which has, in previous years, concentrated on a particular lung condition. However, 2013 is slightly different. The theme is the charity groups themselves, to enlighten the public about their role in sharing support, advice and experiences about various lung diseases.

What a wonderful way to give credit to those individuals, while also raising awareness about the condition itself.

The week also consists of campaigns in local media and community outlets, to encourage people to join a Breathe Easy group. If you are interested in joining your local group then check out BLF’s interactive map.

National Men’s Health Week – 10/06/2013-16/06/2013

Led by the Men’s Health Forum (MHD), this week aims to dispel some of the myths attached to men’s mental health. During the week, the MHD will launch new services across the UK, which will provide general health advice as well as new publications addressing the mental health needs of men.

Perhaps you, or a loved one has been touched by the ethos of this charity. If you want to get involved, sign up to their newsletter for more information on the upcoming week.

National Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) week – 10/06/2013 – 16/06/2013

Many of you may not be aware of this condition, which is exactly why the HS trust have created an awareness week; specifically designed to broaden people’s understanding of the disease.

If you suffer from HS, care for someone who does or simply just want to help the cause, you can find out more information about taking part by visiting the HS trust site or by downloading their information pack.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Week – 24/06/2013 – 30/06/2013

This is the first ever awareness week run by The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. It consists of events and activities across the country, which are aimed at widening peoples understanding of the condition while, also, resolving the common misconception that RA is a disease of the elderly.

You can get up to date information about events in your area through their Facebook and Twitter page, or by signing up to their newsletter.

World Sickle Cell day – 19/06/2013

This global awareness day was actually created by the United Nations to enlighten communities across the world about the causes of sickle cell anaemia. The UN recognise the disorder as ‘A global health problem,’ urging you to create your own local events to raise awareness about the disease.

If you want to create an event, upload and share the details on their official site.

World Scleroderma Day – 29/06/2013

Not many people know about this disease, which is why the Federation of European Scleroderma Association (FESCA) have created a day exclusively dedicated to the condition. The event consists of local and national activities designed to raise awareness about the causes and symptoms, so that people can detect the disorder as early as possible.

If you want to find out more about these events and ways to join a scleroderma community, visit the UK site.

The HealthExpress team are backing these awareness days to be a complete success so, we will be offering our dedicated support to all the charities above. For more information or to stay up-to-date about what’s going on across the country, follow us on a Twitter or write in via the contact form on the main site.

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