American Pharmacists Month

October is the start of American Pharmacists Month , a celebration in support of pharmacists around the country. While the American Pharmacists Association  has always celebrated the accomplishments of pharmacists, October is the time  to recognize pharmacists’ contributions to health care and all they do for their communities.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Established in 1985 to raise awareness of breast cancer and to encourage early detection practices.

October 7 – 13

Mental Illness Awareness Week

To increase public awareness of the causes of, symptoms of and treatments for mental illnesses.

October 10th – 17th

Take your Medicine, Americans Week

This campaign has been designed to help educate health professionals, patients and consumers about the problem of not taking prescription drugs and over the counter medicine.

October 12th

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

People from around the world who have been impacted by a life-limiting illness — either personally or by supporting a loved one — will be making their voices heard, asking policy makers to pay attention to prioritize palliative care policies and services. Further, people who have been standing in solidarity with them — local leaders, volunteers, advocates, clinicians — will be volunteering their time to amplify this public message: Palliative Care: it’s “My Care, My Right.”

October 16th

National Boss Day

For all employees to honor their bosses.  Patricia Bays Haroski originated this event in 1958 in honor of her own boss, who also happened to be her father.

October 18th – 24th

National Pharmacy Week acknowledges the invaluable contributions that pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other healthcare settings.

October 20th

National Pharmacy Technician Day

Each year the pharmacy community takes a day to especially celebrate the pharmacy technician. We encourage employers, educators, organizations and the public to find ways to appreciate the important work technicians do every day.

October 31st


An ancient celebration combining Druid autumn festival and Christian customs it celebrates a season that embraces the Feast of All Saints and the Feast of the Souls.