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Health, Wellness and Menstrual Hygiene Day

Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform that brings together the voices and actions of non-profits, government agencies, individuals, the private sector and the media to promote good menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) for women and girls. More specifically, MH Day breaks the silence, raises awareness and changes negative social norms around MHH and engages decision-makers to increase the political priority and catalyze action for MHH, at global, national and local levels

Poor menstrual hygiene causes a lack of education on the issue, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to hygienic menstrual products and poor sanitation infrastructure undermines the educational opportunities, health and overall social status of women and girls around the world. In total, MH Day 2021 reached a record-breaking 566 million people with positive stigma- busting messaging. For 2022, the focus will be on translating increased attention for MHH into measurable action and investment. Together, we can create a world where no woman or girl is held back because of her period.

Operation Heroes Connect, Covenant House Greater Washington, and Tanya’s Place are sponsoring a Health, Wellness and Menstrual Hygiene Day Event on May 28, 2022 in Dumfries, VA The event will feature a variety of Health Professionals and Speakers that will educate and provide a wealth of information. This is a community event where all, across the DMV can come together for education, awareness, fun and activities. We are asking for support from businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals to help raise $75,000. Proceeds will be used to provide funds for Operation Heroes Connect’s annual camp program. The camp program provides a free camp experience to local youth who otherwise aren't able to attend due to financial restraints. Additionally, proceeds will be used to purchase Reign Premium Sanitary Napkins, which is the only line of menstrual pads in the U.S. infused with the Nobel Prize winning material, Graphene. “Reign Pads” help to curtail many of the discomforts and health challenges so many of our females struggle with i.e. lost days at work and school, painful cramps, heavy bleeding, embarrassing situations due to stained clothing, foul aroma, moodiness from unbalanced Ph levels, and a multitude of reproductive challenges. These products will be distributed to middle and high school girls, homeless girls and women at Covenant House Greater Washington and other shelters, domestic violence victims, women incarcerations, and girls and women affected by period poverty.

Payment & donations can be made:​

  • Online at 

  • Check or money order

I look forward to hearing from you soon and thank you in advance for any support you can give.


Neavaly Touray, Chair, Event Coordinator


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