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Do Something's guide to community events

18 Jun -
24 Jun

World Continence Week

World Continence Week

More than 4.8 million Australians experience bladder or bowel control problems. The Continence Foundation of Australia's vision is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence. We provide information on funding, referral and products. We also offer free resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems.

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01 May -
30 Jun

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Take a break and help fight cancer. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a fun and easy way to raise money for cancer research, prevention programs, advocacy and support services. Host your morning tea at work, at home or with your local community group and have a cuppa for cancer. Tuesday 23rd May is the official Day but you can host an event any day in May or June. Every cup counts!

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01 Jun -
30 Jun

Lipoedema Awareness Month

Lipoedema Awareness Month

Donations are desperately needed to assist with research into the cause of Lipoedema. There is so far no gene identified as responsible. 80% of the donations raised by this campaign are to be contributed to research in regard to Lipoedema, whilst the remaining 20% will be used by LASS for our primary purposes of education, support and advocacy for women with Lipoedema.

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01 Jun -
30 Jun

National Workplace Giving Month

National Workplace Giving Month

June – the end of the financial year - is an ideal time to promote Workplace Giving as many of us make donations at this time. Providing the opportunity to do this directly from their pay allows employees to make their donation in the most tax effective and efficient way possible. http://www.1mdonors.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/170404_Workplace-Giving-Month-2017_Guide-for-Employers.pdf

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01 Jun -
30 Jun

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel Cancer Australia’s most popular annual campaign, raising awareness and funds to help those affected by bowel cancer, Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, which claims around 84 lives every week.

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01 Jun -
30 Jun

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that infects people of all ages and is usually harmless to people with a healthy immune system. CMV is the leading preventable viral cause of developmental disabilities. June is the time to raise awareness of CMV and to improve lives.

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01 Jun -
30 Jun

 Burns Awareness Month

Burns Awareness Month

The Julian Burton Burns Trust is Australia's leading non-profit organisation dedicated to burn injury. We are committed to influencing social change to reduce the incidence and impact of burn injury. Burn injury is one of the top 3 causes of accidental death in children under five years of age and one of the 3 most common injuries suffered by an Australian each year.

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20 Jun

Red Apple Day

Red Apple Day

A highlight of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is Red Apple Day, when Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of Bowel Cancer Australia through the purchase of a Bowel Cancer Awareness Ribbon and/or hosting apple themed fundraising events/activities.

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21 Jun

MND Global Day

MND Global Day

MND Australia MND Global Day raises awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), which is a progressive neurological disease.

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When:
07:00am - 11:00am
Access:
Free parking, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Guide dog friendly
Phone:
0288754673
Email:
megan.thomas@dementia.org.au
More:
http://www.memorywalk.com.au

24 Jun

Sunshine Coast Memory Walk & Jog 2018

Sunshine Coast Memory Walk & Jog 2018

Dementia Australia is excited to return to Kawana Surf Club for Memory Walk & Jog on Sunday June 24, 2018. The first 500 people to register will receive a FREE Memory Walk & Jog event T-shirt! Register for the 2.5km walk, 5km walk or 9km run and help us help those impacted by dementia by joining us for the race against dementia.

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29 Jun

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day

SIDS and Kids Red Nose Day is the national fundraising event day for SIDS and Kids held throughout the month of June. Red Nose Day provides critical funding for a 24-hour bereavement support service, community education to reduce incidents of SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents, and research into areas such as SIDS and stillbirth.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

JulEYE

JulEYE

RANZCO Eye Foundation Get your eyes tested this JulEYE. 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if detected early enough, yet every 65 minutes an Australian loses part or all of their vision.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

National Desexing Month

National Desexing Month

Unplanned litters contribute to the overpopulation of cats and dogs and if you choose not to desex your pet then you are inviting the possibility of your pet breeding. During National Desexing Month specials are offered to the general public for the month of July.

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08 Jul -
14 Jul

National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week

Diabetes Australia. Each year Diabetes Australia celebrates National Diabetes Week to raise awareness about diabetes in Australia. The campaign aims to educate Australia of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and how type 2 can be prevented.

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08 Jul -
15 Jul

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

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15 Jul -
21 Jul

Wounds Awareness Week

Wounds Awareness Week

Every day nearly half a million Australians live with a chronic wound. People with wounds come from all areas of life yet they suffer in silence with wounds that take years to heal. When you start talking to people about wounds - there's no shortage of stories we can all relate to.

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15 Jul -
21 Oct

The Bloody Long Walk Series

The Bloody Long Walk Series

The Bloody Long Walk is a challenge to cure mitochondrial disease (mito). Walk, jog or run and enjoy spectacular scenery whilst raising vital funds to help find a cure for mito. Mito is a debilitating and potentially fatal genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to convert food into the energy needed to power muscles and major organs; 1 in 200 people are at risk of developing mito.

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16 Jul -
22 Jul

National Farm Safety Week

National Farm Safety Week

Farmsafe Australia members are united in efforts to reduce the deaths and injuries associated with health and safety risks on farms. The 2018 National Farm Safety Week theme continues to highlight the importance of business and industry working together to increase the well-being of Australian farmers through innovation and improved attention to health and safety outcomes.

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18 Jul

Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

United Nations. The UN and the Nelson Mandela Foundation call on people across the world to devote 67 minutes of their time to helping people on Nelson Mandela International Day - one minute for each year Nelson Mandela devoted his life to serving humanity.

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20 Jul

National Pyjama Foundation

National Pyjama Foundation

National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your best bedtime attire to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care. So this July put on your favourite PJ's, make a donation, and get your friends/colleagues involved! Register your workplace or school today to receive a free host kit!

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