Held Across Canada Each May
Hemochromatosis Awareness Month is held the month of May of each year.
Looking for ways to create awareness of hereditary hemochromatosis in your community this May? Wondering how to alert those at risk for this inherited disorder? Many who have symptoms of iron overload may not recognize them as such, so awareness is one important path to diagnosis.
Here are some simple tools to help increase awareness around you:
- Save one of these Facebook cover photos to use as yours for the month:
- Print and hang this downloadable poster featuring the main character from our 3 minute explainer video. Hang the poster at your workplace, doctor’s office (ask permission first!), community bulletin boards, school, cultural centres, your favourite coffee shop, and other suitable locations.
- Write a letter to your MP/Senator/Provincial or Local Elected Official. Include your personal story to increase the chances of your letter being considered. We’ve provided a template for a letter here.
- Write a letter to your local and regional paper proclaiming May as National Hemochromatosis Awareness Month. Include your personal story to increase the chances of your letter being published. We’ve provided a template for a letter here.
- Download these radio ads and ask your local station to play them as public service announcements during Hemochromatosis Awareness Month (Other months are also acceptable!).
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia in the production of these ads.
- We are also accepting requests for brochures. If you would like to distribute hemochromatosis brochures in your community to raise awareness, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1 877 BAD IRON (1 877-223-4766) to let us know. Remember to provide us with your mailing address as we will send them via Canada Post.