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

01 Feb -
28 Feb

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Each February, Ovarian Cancer Australia hosts National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This year thousands of Australians will be supporting research and awareness by attending 'Afternoon Teals' and wearing a ribbon on 29th February for Teal Ribbon Day. Visit the website to find out more about how you can get involved.

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01 Feb -
28 Feb

Afternoon Teal

Afternoon Teal

This February, get a gang together for an Afternoon Teal and help support Ovarian Cancer Australia. No matter whether you are hosting a small group of friends or a larger corporate event, all you need is tea and cake to help raise money for ovarian cancer research and support services. Visit the website to find out more about hosting an Afternoon Teal.

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01 Feb -
28 Feb

Heart Kids National Awareness Month

Heart Kids National Awareness Month

Each week, four young Australians will die of Chronic Heart Disease. Heart Kids National Awareness Month reminds us of the importance of combating children’s heart disease and the need to fund and support ongoing research programs.

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01 Feb -
28 Feb

FebFast

FebFast

Australia’s favourite hangover cure, FebFast, is extending its 28 day alcohol-free challenge in 2014 to include the choice to take a break from sugar, caffeine or digital overload, to raise money for young people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. FebFast is also introducing Family FebFast, where Mum, Dad and teenagers can take on the FebFast challenges together.

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12 Jan -
20 Mar

Iced Tea Party for Lymphoedema

Iced Tea Party for Lymphoedema

The Iced Tea Party™ is a refreshing, easy and fun way to get together with friends and raise money for lymphoedema research and education. Every year, hundreds of people are diagnosed with lymphoedema, a largely unknown disorder which causes swelling of the limbs and causes much discomfort. There is no cure. Register to host an Iced Tea Party™ and help us find a cure.

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02 Feb

World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is celebrated to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands. These activities include seminars, nature walks, festivals, launches of new policies, announcement of new Ramsar sites, newspaper articles, radio interviews and wetland rehabilitation.

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04 Feb

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

With a theme of 'Together it is possible’, this year's World Cancer Day is about everyone doing their bit to to tackle a global cancer pandemic. With a particular focus on reducing premature deaths by 25% by 2025, World Cancer Day is a platform for supporting prevention and treatment.

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07 Feb -
28 Feb

Sustainable Living Festival

Sustainable Living Festival

The Sustainable Living Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face. The Festival will again present a rich program of home and lifestyle solutions including talks, workshops, art, film, performance and markets to educate and inform the audience about their state of sustainability.

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13 Feb

World Radio Day

World Radio Day

13 February is a date proclaimed by UNESCO to celebrate radio broadcast, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios. It's an occasion to draw attention to the unique value of radio,

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14 Feb -
21 Feb

Sexual Health Awareness Week

Sexual Health Awareness Week

Ever wondered about a sexual health issue but been too scared to ask? An initiative of Shine SA, Sexual Health Awareness Week is about answering common questions about sexual health and broadening our understanding of sexual health issues.

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18 Feb

International Asperger's Day

International Asperger's Day

International Asperger’s Day highlights the significance of Asperger's Syndrome for individuals and for society. With events held in communities around the country, it's a day to both celebrate difference and educate yourself about an often misunderstood syndrome.

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20 Feb

World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice

Social justice is a matter of no small concern to Australians. World Day of Social Justice support the efforts of the international community in building social well-being and the achievement of justice for all.

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20 Feb -
08 Mar

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

The shiny discoball of the Sydney social calendar, the Mardi Gras is back and glamorous as ever. Showcasing Sydney at its most spectacular, Mardi Gras is a national statement of diversity and pride.

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21 Feb -
28 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. Register now to help this great cause!

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24 Feb

Business Clean Up Day

Business Clean Up Day

When it comes to rubbish, Clean Up Australia means business. Get your business team involved by cleaning up your local park, beach, bushland or even your own workplace! Register your Business Clean Up Site on the website to take part.

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25 Feb

Teal Ribbon Day

Teal Ribbon Day

On Teal Ribbon Day, all Australians are invited to purchase and wear a teal ribbon from Ovarian Cancer Australia to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Teal Ribbons can be purchased directly from Ovarian Cancer Australia (minimum quantity of 5 ribbons) or from Chemmart Pharmacies, Spotlight, and Brazilian Butterfly. It is held on the last Wed in February.

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27 Feb

Schools Clean Up Day

Schools Clean Up Day

Since 1992, Clean Up Australia has been inspiring school communities to care for the environment by holding their own Clean Up. Last year's Clean Up involved more than 445,000 students across 2,432 schools Australia-wide. Get your school involved in Schools Clean Up Day this year by registering on the website and receive your free Clean Up kit!

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