The idea behind the celebration of a national awareness day is to drum up attention towards a pressing issue that may involve anything from health to politics to food security.
It’s a very effective concept because in most cases, dozens of countries from all over the world participate.
When more people are aware about a certain issue especially one that is considered a human problem, the increase in attention will attract new ideas on how to find solutions.
There are dozens of national awareness days in 2016 but the three that are discussed below remain as some of the most important ones because of the issues they address.
World Cancer Day (February 4)
Most types of cancer are still incurable. Furthermore, statistics show that cancer is among causes of death all over the world.
With that said, World Cancer Day is very important because it aims to spread awareness about the disease and how to fight it. During these day, dozens of fund raisers are held to accumulate donations that will eventually be used for more rigorous cancer research.
In fact, a lot of the developments in cancer research were funded by donations generated during World Cancer Day.
Earth Day (April 22)
The main focus of this national awareness day is to support environmental protection.
As you should already know by now, climate change is a proven fact and that its effects are being observed worldwide. This is why climate change is usually one of the things that are discussed during this day.
Earth Day also calls for the preservation and conservation of the planet’s remaining forest covers and wildlife habitats. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has played a major role in the drumming up awareness about the state of the planet.
World Food Day (October 16)
Food security is still a national problem in the United States. The situation is much worse in a global basis.
There are millions of families who simply don’t have enough to eat.
To put these problems in the forefront of discussions, the World Food Day was created.
The event has the full support of both the International Fund for Agriculture Development and the World Food Programme. In a nutshell, World Food Day is all about finding ways to both care for the earth and feed all its inhabitants.
These are three of the most important national awareness days in 2016.