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This section lists physical activity related events and observances. Links are provided for information about organizing local activities. The list is in chronological order, with month long events preceding shorter events in the month.

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JANUARY
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FEBRUARY
American Heart Month
February 1-28, 2012

National Cancer Prevention Month
February 1-28, 2012

National Wise Health Consumer Month
February 1-28, 2012

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
February 12-13, 2012

Trails Advocacy Week
February 13-15, 2012

National Girls and Women in Sports Day
February 1, 2012

National Wear Red Day
February 3, 2012

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MARCH
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 1-31, 2012

National Kidney Month
March 1-31, 2012

National Nutrition Month
March 1-31, 2012

National Collegiate Health and Wellness Week
March 5-11, 2012

National School Breakfast Week
March 5-9, 2012

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week (check back)
March 11-16, 2012
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American Diabetes Alert Day
March 27, 2012

Kick Butts Day
March 21, 2012

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APRIL
Cancer Control Month
April 1-30, 2012

National Minority Health Awareness Month
April 1-30, 2012

National Public Health Week
April 1-7, 2011

Medical Fitness Week
April 22-28, 2012

National TV Turnoff Week
April 15-21, 2012 (dates tentative—check website for updates)

National Playground Safety Week
April 21-25, 2012 (dates tentative—check website for updates)

National Start! Walking Day
April 4, 2012

World Physical Activity Day
April 4, 2012 (dates tentative—check website for updates)

National Walk to Work Day
April 6, 2012

Earth Day
April 22, 2012

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day
April 28, 2012

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MAY
American Stroke Month
May 1-31, 2012

Clean Air Month
May 1-31, 2012

National Arthritis Month
May 1-31, 2012

Older Americans Month
May 1-31, 2012

National Bike Month
May 1-31, 2012

National Cancer Research Month
May 1-31, 2012

National Employee Health and Fitness Month
May 1-31, 2012

National High Blood Pressure Education Month
May 1-31, 2012

National Osteoporosis Awareness Prevention Month
May 1-31, 2012

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
May 1-31, 2012

National Physical Education and Sports Week
May 1-7, 2012 (dates tentative—check website for updates)

National Women's Health Week
May 13-19, 2012

National Bike to Work Week
May 14-18, 2012

National Run A Mile Day(s)
May 1-5, 2012

National Bike to Work Day
May 18, 2012 (dates tentative—check website for updates)

National Senior Health & Fitness Day
May 30, 2012

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JUNE
National Great Outdoors Month
June 1-30, 2012

Professional Wellness Month
June 1-30, 2012

Bike Week [UK]
June 16-24, 2012

National Trails Day
June 2, 2012

World Environment Day
June 5, 2012

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JULY
Park and Recreation Month
July 1-31, 2012

National Therapeutic Recreation Week
July 4-10, 2012

National Youth Sports Week
July 9-15, 2012 (dates tentative—check website for updates)

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AUGUST
National Immunization Awareness Month
August 1-31, 2012

National Health Center Week
August 5-11, 2012

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SEPTEMBER
America On The Move, Steptember
September 1-30, 2012

Fruit and Veggies - More Matters Month
September 1-30, 2012

Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2012

Healthy Aging® Month
September 1-30, 2012

National Cholesterol Education Month
September 1-30, 2012

National Yoga Month
September 1-30, 2012

Whole Grains Month
September 1-30, 2012

World Alzheimer's Month
September 1-30, 2012

European Mobility Week
September 14-20, 2012 (dates tentative—check website for updates)

National Turn Off the TV Week
September 14-20, 2012

Active Aging Week
September 23-29, 2012

Alzheimer's Action Day
September 21, 2012

World Heart Day
September 27, 2012 (dates tentative—check website for updates)

National Women's Health & Fitness Day
September 26, 2012

Walk to Work Day [Australia]
September 28, 2012

Family Health and Fitness Day USA
September 29, 2012

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OCTOBER
Healthy Lung Month
October 1-31, 2012

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 1-31, 2012

National Physical Therapy Month
October 1-31, 2012

International Walk to School Month
October 1-31, 2012

International Day of the Older Persons
October 1, 2012

National Child Health Day
October 1, 2012

International Walk to School in the USA Day
October 3, 2012

World Food Day
October 16, 2012

World Osteoporosis Day
October 20, 2012

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NOVEMBER
American Diabetes Month
November 1-30, 2012

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
November 1-30, 2012

World Diabetes Day
November 14, 2012

National Family Health History Day
November 22, 2012

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DECEMBER
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