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

26 Mar

Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is Australia's annual celebration of community held on the last Sunday in March every year. Its aim is to encourage closer, friendlier relationships between neighbours and to strengthen communities.

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26 Mar

Purple Day

Purple Day

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Dig out the best of your purple garb - March is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Marked by a huge range of community activities, media campaigns and events, the month culminates on Purple Day on 26th March. Be part of the movement and help spread the word by wearing purple on March 26th.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

March into Yellow

March into Yellow

Join the March into Yellow challenge to help raise the profile & awareness of endometriosis - a disease affecting one in 10 Australian women. During March, for a day, a week or the whole month, take the challenge to WEAR yellow to show your support and care for the women that live with this insidious disease every month of every year. You can also use the yellow challenge as a way to raise funds.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

Jump to Cure Diabetes

Jump to Cure Diabetes

The Jump to Cure Diabetes is the ultimate challenge - and a great way to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research. A tandem skydive is the easiest way to experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane, while you make a big difference to JDRF and medical research.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

Bandaged Bear Appeal

Bandaged Bear Appeal

The Bandaged Bear Appeal is The Children's Hospital at Westmead's largest annual fundraising appeal. Treating 100,000 patients yearly, The Children's Hospital at Westmead relies on community generosity to raise essential funds for purchasing the most technologically advanced medical equipment, conducting vital research and maintaining the total healing environment the Hospital is renowned for.

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05 Mar -
02 Apr

Melanoma March 2017

Melanoma March 2017

Melanoma March is a fun community event where participants unite together and walk along a short course to raise awareness and funds for life-saving research. With 17 events across Australia and the addition of our new initiative Move for Melanoma there is a way for everyone to get involved in Melanoma March 2017. For more information www.melanomamarch.org.au

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04 Mar -
12 Apr

Parks Week

Parks Week

Parks Week is an annual celebration of the important role that our parks play in contributing to the health of our communities. A range of formal and informal events take place across Australia and New Zealand during parks week - there is something for everyone.

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01 Apr

National Smile Day

National Smile Day

Smile day is The Humour Foundation's annual fundraising campaign. It is the one day of the year we ask the public to get involved in raising funds to help sick children SMILE in hospitals around Australia. Together we can discover the power of a smile!

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01 Apr -
15 Apr

The Variety Cycle

The Variety Cycle

The Variety Cycle is an epic ride to help Aussie kids be kids. Variety Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, to live, laugh and learn. By giving practical equipment, programs & experiences, Variety helps children in need to live life to the full.

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01 Apr -
30 Apr

Leo Club Awareness Month

Leo Club Awareness Month

April is Leo Club Awareness Month - an opportunity for Leos and Lions to raise awareness about the importance of engaging young people in the community through the Leo Club Program.

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01 Apr -
30 Apr

Adopt a Greyhound Month

Adopt a Greyhound Month

Greyhounds are very gentle dogs, but unfortunately the racing industry breeds far too many every year. They are exploited and mistreated by the racing industry which only has use for them while they run profitably. If the greyhound is not profitable it is most likely killed. It is a sad fact that only a fraction of the approximately 20,000 greyhounds bred each year is alive to be re-homed.

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01 Apr -
30 Apr

Go Blue for Autism

Go Blue for Autism

Autism QLD Each year on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, iconic buildings across Australia and the world turn their lights blue to promote autism awareness. In support of this global initiative, Autism Queensland asks people Go Blue for the month of April to help raise awareness and funds to help us support Queenslanders of all ages living with ASD and their families.

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02 Apr

Big Boys Toys Car Show

Big Boys Toys Car Show

Muscular Dystrophy Australia The Muscular Dystrophy Australia Big Boys Toys Car Show is being held at Essendon Fields with all proceeds going to Muscular Dystrophy Australia.

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03 Apr

Be alarmed! Change your smoke alarm battery!!

Be alarmed! Change your smoke alarm battery!!

Working smoke alarms provide vital early warning in the event of a fire. When people are asleep, they can't smell smoke. Smoke alarms are essential to wake people if a fire breaks out; they give occupants early warning and time to evacuate safely.

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04 Apr

World Stray Animals Day

World Stray Animals Day

The Day for Compassion, Care, and Action for Stray Animals Worldwide. April 4 is the worldwide celebrated day to give special attention to the 600.000.000 stray animals in the world. Dogs and cats should have a home. But stray dogs and stray cats don't. They lead poor and miserable lives on the streets, often illfed, suffering extreme heat, cold, and diseases, even more often being chased around.

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06 Apr -
16 Apr

Nature Play Week

Nature Play Week

Kids in Nature Network Nature Play Week celebrates initiatives of all shapes and sizes that reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors. The week is filled with over 40 Nature Play experiences for kids and their families facilitated by dozens of wonderful local organisations, parents and schools across Victoria, and beyond.

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07 Apr

World Health Day

World Health Day

World Health Day is a commemoration of the founding of the World Health Organisation. It functions as an opportunity to focus on health issues that affect the international community.

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07 Apr -
16 Apr

National Youth Week

National Youth Week

National Youth Week is an annual, weeklong celebration of young people (12 to 25) throughout Australia. National Youth Week encourages youths to share ideas, attend events, discuss youth issues, showcase their talents and even have a bit of fun.

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