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

01 Aug -
07 Aug

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) promotes exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life which yields tremendous health benefits such as providing critical nutrients, protection from deadly diseases and fostering growth and development.

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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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Phone:
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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03 Aug -
09 Aug

National EOS Awareness Week

National EOS Awareness Week

National EOS Awareness Week helps raise awareness for people living with or caring for someone with an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder.

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03 Aug -
10 Aug

National Healthy Bones Week

National Healthy Bones Week

National Healthy Bones Week (NHBW) is a national campaign coordinated by Dairy Australia that acts to highlight the important role calcium-rich dairy foods can play in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and prevention of osteoporosis.

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04 Aug

National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD)

National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD)

NAICD is a celebration of human rights and Torres Strait Islander children. Held on 4 August each year, NAICD was first observed by SNAICC in 1988. This year’s theme is a – Kids in Culture – Strong, Proud, Resilient. Through this theme SNAICC intends to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their strengths and their connections to their culture.

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04 Aug -
10 Aug

Local Government Week

Local Government Week

Local Government Week provides a focus for councils to promote the importance of Local Government to the community and provides opportunities for public participation showing the community how they can be part of their council's day-to-day activities.

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04 Aug -
10 Aug

Australian Engineering Week

Australian Engineering Week

From Monday 4 August – Sunday 10 August 2014, national and international engineers will be on show at a variety of events across Australia. The Week promises to engage, reveal and challenge your thinking! WHEN: 4 – 10 August 2014 WHERE: Australia WHO: EVERYONE IS INVITED! COST: Many events are free! WHY? Have fun, learn something new, get involved, share stories

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16 Aug -
24 Aug

QLD Seniors Week

QLD Seniors Week

Seniors Week is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contribution of older people. Seniors Week aims to improve community attitudes towards older people and ageing, community participation and activity by older people, and enhance community connections and inter-generational relationships. Check out their website for more details.

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18 Aug

Cupcake Day for the RSPCA

Cupcake Day for the RSPCA

Grab your favourite recipe, dust off your chef’s hat and get your mixer ready for the sweetest event of the year, Cupcake Day for the RSPCA. On this Day, registered RSPCA Cupcake cooks across Australia will descend on their schools, workplaces and social groups with batches of truly scrumptious homemade cupcakes that will be exchanged for donations to the RSPCA!

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22 Aug

60 Minutes For MS

60 Minutes For MS

Coinciding with Book Week, 60 Minutes for MS is a reading based one-day fundraising event for all schools, kinders, libraries, book clubs, retirement villages and any other groups who like to read, have some fun and make a difference. Read together for 60 minutes, dress up, have a book party or hold your own event and help people living with MS! Open to all ages and abilities.

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22 Aug

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day

As one of the first flowers of spring, the daffodil symbolises rebirth and new beginnings. To Cancer Council, the daffodil represents hope for a cancer free future. Get involved this Daffodil Day by selling or buying merchandise and fresh daffodils, volunteering on a stall near you or making a donation. Together we can grow hope and beat cancer.

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24 Aug -
30 Aug

Speech Pathology Week

Speech Pathology Week

Speech Pathology Week is the annual opportunity for all speech pathologists to highlight how timely and specialist intervention from a speech pathologist can assist individuals and their families and to raise the profession’s public profile. Being literate throughout every stage of life is vital to be able to maintain, understand and create a connection with the world around us.

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