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

03 Sep

National Flag Day

National Flag Day

Many cities and towns around Australia hold a special flag raising or other ceremony to mark 'Flag Day'. It commemorates the day in 1901 on which the Australian National Flag was first flown.

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03 Sep

Indigenous Literacy Day

Indigenous Literacy Day

Founded in 2007, Indigenous Literacy Day aims to help raise funds to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions. They need your support to help raise funds to buy books and literacy resources for children in these communities.

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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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31 Aug -
06 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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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.

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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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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 -
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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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

This national event takes place in September each year. Some ways that everyone can be involved in this event is through wearing a blue ribbon-symbolic of the cause and hosting a barbecue to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Liptember

Liptember

Liptember is a month long charity initiative run throughout September every year. This initiative strives to raise awareness of women’s mental health issues and fundraise for research to achieve optimal health outcomes for women. Dawn your favourite red lipstick over Liptember.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

National Biodiversity Month + Australian Heritage week

National Biodiversity Month + Australian Heritage week

National Biodiversity Month brings awareness to the Department of the Environment and Heritage which provides support throughout the year with a variety of resources for local groups promoting biodiversity.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Social September

Social September

Social September encourages us all to press pause in September - disconnect from our digital lives and reconnect with each other, and ourselves. Creating spaces for face-to-face connections, promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. All funds raised will support the Reach Foundation, enabling more young Australians to participate in programs that promote connection and build self-belief.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Back 2 School Day

Back 2 School Day

CELEBRATE YOUR PAST, CHANGE A CHILD’S FUTURE Grab an old school tie, break out the fairy bread and let the fun and games begin! Register now and get your workmates, family and friends together to relive your school days. Hold a recess event on any day in September and raise funds to support The Smith Family to help Aussie kids in need through education. Visit www.back2school.com.au.

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