The black awareness ribbon supports awareness for narcolepsy and other sleep disorders.
World Sleep Day is intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.
World Kidney Day is annually on March 10th! It is a world campaign to make people aware of the importance of their kidneys and treating them right. By creating awareness on this day, the goal is decrease the impact of kidney disease by letting people know about the signs of kidney disease and how to manage symptoms to live with kidney disease.
Diabetes and high blood pressure/ hypertension put people at risk for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). By increasing kidney disease screening, especially in these populations can find and treat patients earlier in their disease. Also for those patients who have experienced kidney failure then to advocate for kidney transplant.
International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs annually on March 8th.
IWD is used to celebrate the social, economic, and cultural achievements of women across the world. The 2016 IWD also had a theme of gender parity. The color purple is used to show awareness for this cause.