March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

Most often referred to as ‘National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month’, focusing on just the US, I prefer to drop the ‘national’ and call it Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, making it an international event, not just concerning the US.

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List of Thyroid (and related) events

The below dates and events are listed here for ease, so that we have all the relevant events to hand, in which we can raise awareness of thyroid disease and various related topics.


Thyroid Disease Awareness Month
– Is always held in January

(National) Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month
– Is always held in March. It’s often referred to as ‘National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month’, focusing on the US, but I believe we should make it an international event, so I refer to it as simply Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month.

International Thyroid Awareness Week
– It was from the 23rd May – 29th May in 2016
and should be similar dates in future years.

World Thyroid Day is always on the 25th May

Thyroid cancer awareness month
– Is always held in September

Invisible Illness Awareness Week
– It was from the 26th September – 2nd October in 2016
and should be similar in future years.

Thyroid UK‘s Thyroid Awareness Week.
– The charity Thyroid UK celebrate Thyroid Awareness Week in October
– It was from the 15th-21st October in 2016 and should be similar dates in future years.


If you believe I’ve missed any relevant awareness weeks/months/days etc. then please do let me know. 

Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2016: Do I Look like I Have a Chronic Illness?

Here I am; Rachel. Blogger and total foodie. I enjoy keeping busy, active and arranging social gatherings.

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I’m twenty-three, I have a full-time job and bought my first home earlier this year. I’m your regular twenty-something, who enjoys shopping, going out, travelling and just generally making the most of life.

May 23rd – 29th is International Thyroid Awareness Week 2016

International Thyroid Awareness Week 2016 begins on May 23rd and continues through to May 29th, so with that in mind, I have changed my Facebook page and Facebook group banners to support this. This years’ week-long campaign is focusing on hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in young children in particular. So I will be posting things in relation to this throughout the week. 

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