1-30: Leukemia Awareness Month. During this month, volunteers nationwide increase their efforts to provide information to the public about leukemia and related diseases. Contact: Leukemia Society of America, Marketing and Communi cations, 600 Third Ave., New York, NY 10016. Phone: (800) 955- 4LSA or (212) 573-8484.

1-30: National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. This observance aims to increase awareness of sickle cell anemia and promotes activities of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Inc. Educational materials are available through the association. Contact: Ralph D. Sutton, Deputy Director, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, 200 Corporate Pointe, Suite 495, Culver City, CA 90230. Phone: (800) 421-8453. Fax: (310) 215-3722. E-mail:

1-7: Labor Day Checklist of Health and Safety. The American College of Occupational and Envi ronmental Medicine offers a checklist for both employers and employees designed to improve health and safety in the workplace. Contact: Kay H. Coyne, Public Relations Director, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 55 W. Seegers Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Phone: (847) 228-6850, ext. 152. Fax: (847) 228-1856. E-mail: Web site:

12-18: National Assisted Living Week. This observance highlights the role of assisted living facilities in helping elderly residents to live independently. It is sponsored by the National Center for Assisted Living, the assisted living arm of the American Health Care Association. Contact: Carolyn Love, AHCA, 1201 L St. N.W., Washing ton, DC 20005. Phone: (202) 898-6318. Fax: (202) 842-3924. E-mail: Web site:

23: Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness Seventh Annual Awards Luncheon. This luncheon, also sponsored by the Cancer Research Foundation of America, will be held on Capitol Hill to honor pioneers in the field of cancer awareness and hear from medical experts on issues concerning breast and prostate cancers. Past honorees include Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf and the Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor. Contact: Linda Bachus, Cancer Research Foundation of America, 200 Daingerfield Road, Suite 200, Alexandria VA 22314. Phone (800) 227-CRFA or (703) 836-4412. Fax: (703) 836-4413. Web site:


1-31: Auto Battery Safety Month. Prevent Blindness America sponsors this campaign to teach drivers how to jump-start a dead battery safely. Incorrectly jumped batteries can explode, causing blindness. Contact: Prevent Blindness America, 500 E. Remington Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Phone: (800) 331-2020. Fax: (847) 843-8458. E-mail: Web site:

1-31: Healthy Lung Month. This is the American Lung Association’s educational campaign to promote preventive measures for better lung health. This year’s focus is on influenza/pneumonia immunization, better indoor air quality, and asthma management. Contact: (800) LUNG-USA. Web site: