Ostomy awareness day

In the United States National Ostomy Awareness Day began in 2010. It is held annually on the first Saturday of October. UOAA continues to celebrate this day by spreading awareness and increasing national visibility of those living with ostomies or continent diversions. While focusing on different inspiring themes, each year through our collective voice we will reach out to the general public, carry on breaking the silence and shining a positive light on what has saved so many lives.


World Ostomy Day is sponsored by the International Ostomy Association and is celebrated every three years. The last World Ostomy Day was held in 2015. The aim of World Ostomy Day is to improve the rehabilitation of persons living with an ostomy worldwide by bringing to the attention of the general public and the global community the needs and aspirations of ostomates.


Information on 2018 Ostomy Awareness Walk coming soon...