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February Awareness Days 2024

Updated: Jan 24

Awareness Days Calendar 2023

Awareness Days Calendar 2024

February Awareness Days


Spay and Neuter Awareness Month

February 1, 2024 - February 28, 2024

Dogs and cats can give birth to dozens of offspring each year, but with hundreds and millions of stray pets across the world countless are left to struggle day to day to survive - Spay and Neuter Awareness Month (and World Spay Day on the last Tuesday of the month) was created to help curb unnecessary animal suffering. There are many causes directly completing the services and promoting responsible pet ownership including dog charities and cat charities based around the world.

Charities and Causes to support during National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month:

  • PETA - every year PETA runs a dedicated campaign for Spay and Neuter Awareness Month in addition to their day-to-day activities fighting for the ethical treatment of animals

  • RSPCA - We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome domestic animals to give them a second chance at life

  • Battersea Cats and Dogs Home- We're here for every dog & cat to ensure they're treated with compassion, care & respect

Time to Talk Day

February 1, 2024

Time to Talk Day is one of the UK's biggest days for mental health. Promoting healthy conversations, it is a time for friends, families, communities, and businesses, to come together to talk about mental health.

For businesses looking to take part in the day, there are a number of resources and assets that have been put together to assist. This is also a great day for businesses to support mental health charities.

Charities and Causes to support for Time to Talk Day:

  • Mind - providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

  • Rethink Mental Illness - making sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.

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World Cancer Day

February 4, 2024

An international day to raise awareness of cancer and to focus on the prevention, detection, and treatment of the disease. The overall goal of World Cancer Day is to reduce the illness and death caused by cancer.

For World Cancer Day in 2018, L'Oreal Groupe made a big splash with the brands in its catalogue:

  • La Roche-Posay supported Skin Cancer Initiatives with a primary focus on education and skin cancer detection

  • Pureology fundraised $100,000 to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition by donating £1 from the sale of each hydrate shampoo and conditioner pack sold - this was in addition to the £200,000 raised internally by Pureology staff

L'Oreal Group World Cancer Day

Charities and Causes to support for World Cancer Day:

There are many great cancer charities and cancer research charities that you can support today. Here are a few:

  • Cancer Research UK - the world's leading charity dedicated to research on the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer

  • Leukaemia UK - Help fund research and care for families going through blood cancer

  • Macmillan Cancer Support  - Doing whatever it takes to help people in need. If you're diagnosed, your worries are our worries. We will move mountains to help you live life as fully as you can

  • Tenovus Cancer Care - bringing treatment, support and care closer to home for cancer patients in Wales

Valentine's Day

February 14, 2024

What was originally a feast to commemorate the martyrdom of a Christian saint (Saint Valentine) has turned into a day associated with Love. Many see Valentine's Day as a time to purchase flowers, cards, candy, and gifts, but there are charities running fundraisers to highlight the many different forms of love (or lack thereof). Whether it be promoting safe sex, or helping to find a loving home for an orphan or abandoned animal, there are many love-based causes that one can support if your business wants to give back for Valentine's Day.

Charities and Causes to support on Valentine's Day:

  • Terrence Higgins Trust - working to support people living with HIV and to end HIV transmission in the UK. They also provide sexual health services and campaigns to end HIV stigma.

  • Operation Orphan - Exists to keep orphans and vulnerable children around the world

  • Battersea Cats and Dogs Home- We're here for every dog & cat to ensure they're treated with compassion, care & respect

International Childhood Cancer Day

February 15, 2024

International Childhood Cancer Day is a day to raise awareness and acknowledge the children and families battling cancer. There are roughly 1,800 new cases of childhood cancer detected in the UK every year. While this is less than 1% of all cancers in the UK, that statistic means that 1 in 500 children will be diagnosed with the disease.

Love Your Melon started in a student entrepreneurship class to provide 45,000 hats for children battling cancer (one for every child in America battling cancer). With such a strong mission and values, Love Your Melon has grown and donated 50% of all profits to fight against pediatric cancer. To date, they have donated $9.4 million and nearly a quarter million hats. Supporting a pediatric cancer charity is a great way for businesses to give back on International Childhood Cancer Day.

Childhood Cancer Day

Charities and Causes to support on International Childhood Cancer Day:

  • Children with Cancer UK - working to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer

  • Children's Cancer North - Supporting children battling the disease and funding research to find more effective and less toxic treatments.


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