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30 Aug

Parkinson's Unity Walk - Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane

Parkinson's Unity Walk - Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane

Unity Walk is an annual walk and fun run to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's. Participants can register for the Unity Walk or the Fun Run with events held in capital cities across Australia.

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23 Aug -
30 Aug

2015 National Op Shop Week

2015 National Op Shop Week

Do Something are pleased to announce that National Op Shop Week 2015 will take place from Sunday Aug 23rd to Aug 30th 2015. Please put the date in your diaries! The campaign slogan for 2015 is 'Op Till You Drop!'. We have a very exciting campaign planned to back that up, so please keep you're eyes peeled for further announcements!

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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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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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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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30 Aug -
05 Sep

Legacy Week

Legacy Week

Legacy Week is the annual national appeal to raise awareness and funds for the families of our deceased Veterans. It is held in towns and cities big and small across Australia and supported by young and old. It is also known for its Badge Day and the iconic badges offered as a token of appreciation for the donation made by the public.

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25 Aug -
19 Sep

Fruit 'n' Veg Month

Fruit 'n' Veg Month

Healthy Kids Association works with schools, families, health professionals and food companies to improve the nutritional quality of foods consumed by children and young adults, in order to prevent disease and obesity. Fruit ‘n’ Veg Month is a fun way to get primary school children and their families excited and informed about the benefits of healthy eating.

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10 Aug -
20 Sep

BANGONABEANIE

BANGONABEANIE

The BANGONABEANIE Campaign is simple - buy and proudly wear our trademark blue beanie to support National Brain Injury Awareness Week. Events are run across the nation throughout the campaign, including BangOnABarbie, which encourages Organisations or families to hold a BBQ to raise funds and support for Brain Injury.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

One in five hundred Australian children will develop a cancer before the age of 15. That's 600 Australian children diagnosed with childhood cancer every year. Childhood Cancer is the single greatest cause of death from disease in Australian children, taking three lives every week. We need greater awareness, more funding and increased research. This September, go gold for kids with cancer.

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01 Sep

National Wattle Day

National Wattle Day

Wattles have long had special meanings for Australians and in 1988 the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) was officially gazetted as Australia's national floral emblem. In 1992, the first day of September each year was officially declared 'National Wattle Day' throughout Australia by the Commonwealth of Australia.

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01 Sep -
05 Sep

Superhero Day for Muscular Dystrophy

Superhero Day for Muscular Dystrophy

Superhero Day for Muscular Dystrophy will be held in the first week of September 2014 (Mon 1 – Fri 5). Kids come to kinder or school dressed up as their favourite superhero characters for a gold coin donation. All proceeds support research at the National Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre.

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01 Sep -
07 Sep

Landcare Week 2014

Landcare Week 2014

Landcare Week is an annual celebration encouraging everyone, wherever they live and whatever they do, to get involved in the Landcare community and help protect and restore our country’s valuable natural resources. Find a group near you, start your own or visit the Landcare events calendar to find an event in your community. Make Landcare Week 2014 a week to remember!

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01 Sep -
07 Sep

Spina Bifida Awareness Week

Spina Bifida Awareness Week

Take a step towards making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in Walk With Me - a national walk that celebrates the achievements of people with a disability. You can support Walk With Me by walking, volunteering, fundraising or making a donation.

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01 Sep -
07 Sep

National Asthma Week

National Asthma Week

Activities organised to promote awareness of asthma to the general community - and highlight ways to help people manage asthma. Each state/ territory foundation organises individual events and is run during the first week of Sept each year.

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01 Sep -
08 Sep

Adult Learners Week

Adult Learners Week

Australia's only national celebration and promotion of all forms of adult learning. Each year, Adult Learners’ Week is celebrated with hundreds of events and activities designed to promote the benefits of learning – in the home, at work and in the community – and to highlight the many options available.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Save the Koala Month

Save the Koala Month

September is Save the Koala Month. Join 'Cuddles for Koalas' Ambassador Erin McNaught and help save the koala! We have great rewards for our fundraisers. You can make it happen and every little bit helps.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Blue September

Blue September

Blue September is an international event aimed to 'face up to cancer' in men. The month includes a series of Blue Fridays in which Australians are called upon to 'get blue' on a September Friday of their choice. Register your event and help raise funds for cancer research.

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