What’s happening this October

2016-09-29 06:00

AS we all know a lot happens every month in South Africa.

October is no exception as there are a number of health awareness drives and other campaigns taking place.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Marine Month, Social Development Month and Mental Awareness Month, among others.

There are two facilities on the lower South Coast that deal with cancer research and awareness and mental health conditions respectively and can assist with information.

Cansa in Port Shepstone can be contacted on 039 682 7680 and the Care Centre Hibberdene on catalina retirement@telkomsa.net

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day takes place on 8 October and South Coast Hospice is the facility that assists with palliative care. They can be contacted on 039 682 3031.

Other important days to remember this month are World Sight Day, Global Handwashing Day and World Arthritis Day.

Events this October:

Marine Month, Transport Month, Social Development Month, Mental Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

1 October: International Day of Older Persons

3 October: World Habitat Day

5 October: World Teachers’ Day

8 October: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

9 October: World Post Day

10 October: World Mental Health Day

12 October: World Arthritis Day

12-20 October: World Bone and Joint Week

13 October: World Sight Day

15 October: International Day of Rural Women

15 October: Global Handwashing Day

16 October: World Food Day

16 October: World Spine Day

17 October: World Trauma Day

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

20 October: World Osteoporosis Day

24 October: World Polio Day

29 October: World Stroke Day

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