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

18 Aug

Vietnam Veterans Day (Long Tan Day)

Vietnam Veterans Day (Long Tan Day)

18th of August each year is the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, now synonymous with Vietnam Veterans Day. In acknowledging Vietnam Veterans' Day, communities throughout Australia remember the sacrifices made by our young men and women in a conflict that spanned a ten year period, thus making it the longest war in which Australians have participated.

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11 Aug -
19 Aug

Kidney Kar Rally

Kidney Kar Rally

Griffith to Wagga, via Tibooburra 11-19 August 2017. The Kidney Kar Rally is Kidney Health Australia's longest running event. Each year, all rally teams compete to raise significant funds for our National Kidney Kids Programs across Australia. These programs are designed to give kids with kidney disease the chance to regularly socialise with their peers and make long-term friends.

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12 Aug -
20 Aug

National Science Week

National Science Week

Department of Education National Science Week celebrates the contributions Australian Scientists have made to the world. There are hundreds of activities, events and debates across the country during the week.

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01 Aug -
31 Aug

MS Readathon - One month challenge

MS Readathon - One month challenge

Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA) The MS Readathon is a reading-based fundraiser run by Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA). It encourages people of all ages to read and improve their literacy whilst at the same time raising their community awareness and empowering them to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.

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01 Aug -
31 Aug

Tradies National Health Month

Tradies National Health Month

Tradies National Health Month focuses 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.

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01 Aug -
31 Aug

Wheel Make A Change

Wheel Make A Change

Every 14 hours, a child in Australia is born with cerebral palsy, making it the most common childhood physical disability. People with cerebral palsy have said it's like being trapped in a body they can't fully control. 30 minutes of your time can change the life of a child born with cerebral palsy.

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19 Aug -
25 Aug

Book Week

Book Week

Children's Book Council Of Australia Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

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20 Aug -
26 Aug

Hearing Awareness Week

Hearing Awareness Week

Deafness Forum of Australia One in six Australians is deaf, deafblind, hearing impaired or has a chronic ear disorder. Hearing Awareness Week provides an opportunity to explain that hearing health is an important issue for every Australian. Hearing Awareness Week occurs each year in the last full week of August.

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21 Aug -
27 Aug

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Keep Australia Beautiful National Association The aim of the Keep Australia Beautiful campaign is to demonstrate the easy ways people can help the environment and also save money by making a few simple changes around the home and in their daily lives

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21 Aug -
13 Nov

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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22 Aug -
28 Aug

Be MedicineWise Week

Be MedicineWise Week

Be Medicinewise Week is an annual, national awareness week that promotes the safer and wiser use of medicines. This year, we will be encouraging Australians to take charge of their health by asking the right questions of the right people and follow the right advice. We aim to raise awareness on the importance of having conversations about medicines.

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22 Aug -
28 Aug

VCFS 22q11.2 Awareness Week

VCFS 22q11.2 Awareness Week

VCFS 22q11 Awareness last week of August 2017. Pink & Blue Day 2017 is the last Friday in August - Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to wear Pink and/or Blue for a Gold Coin Donation to VCFS 22q11 Foundation.

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25 Aug

Amnestea

Amnestea

Amnesty International Australia Gather your friends, family or colleagues to share a cup of tea and raise money for human rights. Over the last 53 years Amnesty International has exposed thousands of human rights abuses. Thanks to people like you, wrongly imprisoned people have been freed and the guilty have been brought to justice.

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25 Aug

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day

Cancer Council Australia Daffodil Day is one of the Cancer Council's most loved fundraising events and each year every daffodil and every donation grows hope - hope for more survivors, hope for better treatments and hope for greater support. As the largest merchandise-based event in the southern hemisphere, it's a day to support all Australians affected by cancer.

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27 Aug

Parkinson’s Victoria A Walk in the Park 2017

Parkinson’s Victoria A Walk in the Park 2017

A Walk in the Park is your chance – one day in the year – to show your support, knowing that every dollar raised helps improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s in Victoria. This leisurely, non-competitive walk (2km or 4km) takes place along the banks of the picturesque Yarra River and brings together people from all walks of life - those living with Parkinson's, family, friends, care

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27 Aug

Unity Walk & Run

Unity Walk & Run

Parkinson's Western Australia The Unity Walk is the perfect day out with family and friends. The event's focus is a leisurely stroll or, if you are in Sydney, an additional 4km or 8km Run, for a great cause. It gives a voice to all those living with or touched by Parkinson's.

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27 Aug -
02 Sep

Legacy Week

Legacy Week

Legacy Week is an important fundraising day for many Australians. Over 100,000 war widows and 1900 children and people with disabilities benefit from the money raised. Many Australians regard this as one of the best times to remember the sacrifice made by many Australian soldiers and their families.

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27 Aug -
02 Sep

National Op Shop Week

National Op Shop Week

DoSomething Australia. National Op Shop Week seeks to raise awareness of the important role of charity op shops and volunteering in our community.

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28 Aug -
03 Sep

National Superhero Week

National Superhero Week

Muscular Dystrophy Australia Bring your Super Powers and a gold coin donation and come to school or your workplace dressed up as your favourite superhero or better yet, invent one! Register your school or workplace and nominate a date for the event in the first week of September.

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