The National Calendar | Do Something!
Do Something's guide to community events

21 Jul -
27 Jul

Smoke Alarm Awareness Week

Smoke Alarm Awareness Week

Smoke alarms save lives – but only when they are working. Every year in Australia more than 3,000 people are injured and many lives lost in house fires. Smoke Alarm Awareness Week aims to raise public awareness about the importance of working smoke alarms, regularly checking them and replacing them when they reach their expiry date. Smoke Alarm Awareness Week will help save Australian lives.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

Call to Arms

Call to Arms

In 2006, after Essendon Football Club champion Adam Ramanauskas was diagnosed with cancer, his teammates wore yellow armbands in the Clash For Cancer against Melbourne Football Club. Without knowing it at the time, this became the first ever Call To Arms game. Since then, sporting clubs of all codes and levels have joined the cause by wearing yellow in one game each season.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

Dry July

Dry July

Dry July is a not-for-profit organisation determined to improve the lives of adults living with cancer through an online social community giving up booze for the month of July. Whether joining as a part of a team or as an individual, participants take on the 31 days of July to raise funds and directly help adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life.

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01 Jun -
31 Aug

Pull On Your Socks

Pull On Your Socks

Pull On Your Socks encourages sports teams to wear pink socks this winter to support the McGrath Foundation and ensure every family in Australia experiencing breast cancer has access to a breast care nurse, as well as increasing breast awareness in young Australians. Get involved by purchasing your own pair of socks, or holding a fundraiser.

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25 Jul

Stress Down Day

Stress Down Day

Stress Down Day encourages people and their workplaces to participate in stress reducing activities. Join the festivities and help raise money for Lifeline's 24 hour telephone counselling line, a service available to anyone needing emotional support.

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25 Jul

Schools Tree Day

Schools Tree Day

Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day events enable Australians to get their hands dirty and make a real difference for their local environment. Since its founding by Olivia Newton-John and Jon Dee, this Planet Ark event has planted over 16 million native trees and shrubs. Why not join in and help the wildlife in your local community?

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26 Jul

White Ribbon Night

White Ribbon Night

Have a night in with your friends to raise vital funds and help stop violence against women. You can invite two people or 2,000 to your dinner party, barbecue, movie night, game-a-thon, or just watch the footy... The possibilities are endless. By registering an event and making a donation you’re helping us get closer to bring an end to men’s violence against women in Australia.

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27 Jul

National Tree Day

National Tree Day

National Tree Day is Australia's biggest community tree-planting and nature care event. Each year this Planet Ark event sees millions of native trees, shrubs and grasses planted right around Australia with the aim of building a better environment for all Australians.

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28 Jul

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis Australia believes that World Hepatitis Day will prompt all Australians to think about the huge scale of viral hepatitis infection globally. On World Hepatitis Day, Hepatitis Australia asks that Australians join with them and show their support by talking openly and supportively about viral hepatitis and liver health.

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01 Aug -
07 Aug

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) promotes exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life which yields tremendous health benefits such as providing critical nutrients, protection from deadly diseases and fostering growth and development.

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01 Aug -
31 Aug

Honey Money Days

Honey Money Days

During the month of August, Animals Asia invites its supporters to hold Honey Money Day fundraisers to make life sweeter for the rescued moon bears. Honey Money Days aims to raise awareness of the plight of endangered moon bears farmed for their bile in China and Vietnam, and highlight Animals Asia’s work to end this cruel practice.

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01 Aug -
31 Aug

Tradies National Health Month

Tradies National Health Month

Steel Blue and the Australian Physiotherapy Association have created Tradies National Health Month to focus on educating and engaging tradies on the importance of full body health and safety, with handy tips and hints tailored to the needs of a tradie. Throughout the month of August there will be events happening at worksites nationwide to celebrate.

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01 Aug -
31 Aug

Cook for a Cure

Cook for a Cure

Cook for a Cure is a national initiative designed to educate Australians about the importance and value of health and medical research in Australia. During the month of August, members of the community can participate in Cook for a Cure simply by selecting a research project they are interested in, register their event, send invitations via the website and donate.

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Phone:
1300 677 323
Email:
msreadathon@msaustralia.org.au
More:
www.msreadathon.org.au

01 Aug -
31 Aug

MS Readathon

MS Readathon

MS Readathon is a reading based fundraising program open to participants of ALL ages. Read through the month of August, get sponsored and make a difference! All funds raised go towards support and services provided for people living with MS, their families and carers while the search for a cure continues.

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03 Aug -
09 Aug

National EOS Awareness Week

National EOS Awareness Week

National EOS Awareness Week helps raise awareness for people living with or caring for someone with an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder.

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03 Aug -
10 Aug

National Healthy Bones Week

National Healthy Bones Week

National Healthy Bones Week (NHBW) is a national campaign coordinated by Dairy Australia that acts to highlight the important role calcium-rich dairy foods can play in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and prevention of osteoporosis.

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04 Aug

National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD)

National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD)

NAICD is a celebration of human rights and Torres Strait Islander children. Held on 4 August each year, NAICD was first observed by SNAICC in 1988. This year’s theme is a – Kids in Culture – Strong, Proud, Resilient. Through this theme SNAICC intends to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their strengths and their connections to their culture.

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04 Aug -
10 Aug

Local Government Week

Local Government Week

Local Government Week provides a focus for councils to promote the importance of Local Government to the community and provides opportunities for public participation showing the community how they can be part of their council's day-to-day activities.

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04 Aug -
10 Aug

Australian Engineering Week

Australian Engineering Week

From Monday 4 August – Sunday 10 August 2014, national and international engineers will be on show at a variety of events across Australia. The Week promises to engage, reveal and challenge your thinking! WHEN: 4 – 10 August 2014 WHERE: Australia WHO: EVERYONE IS INVITED! COST: Many events are free! WHY? Have fun, learn something new, get involved, share stories

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