Event: World Arthritis Day
Description: World Arthritis Day, established in 1996, is observed each year on Oct. 12. Coordinated in the United States by the Arthritis Foundation, the event joins together people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases from around the world to raise awareness and reduce the impact of arthritis.
Event: National Respiratory Care Week
Description: During National Respiratory Care Week, respiratory therapists celebrate their fast-growing profession while raising awareness of lung health. Local events include lung health education programs aimed at encouraging early detection of lung disease, particularly asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Event: World Psoriasis Day
Description: Conceived by patients for patients, World Psoriasis Day is a global event that sets out to give an international voice to the 125 million people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. On Oct. 29, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, its member associations and support groups perform activities all over the world to raise awareness about psoriasis and to give people with psoriasis the attention and consideration they deserve.
Event: National Physical Therapy Month
Description: National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated by the American Physical Therapy Association each October to recognize how physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can transform people’s lives by restoring and improving motion.