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

01 May

Kiss Goodbye to MS

Kiss Goodbye to MS

MS Australia Wear red lipstick and help kiss goodbe to MS. Throughout May you can get involved in Kiss Goodbye to MS events and activities taking place across the country. By taking part you will be helping support people with MS through funding vital research into the cause, cure and better treatments for the disease. Our vision is to create a world free of MS.

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01 May -
06 May

IAIM One-in-Five Challenge

IAIM One-in-Five Challenge

International Association of Infant Massage One in Five... is the number of Australian two-year olds who have already developed identifiable, clinical and serious indicators of mental health difficulties. That's around 200,000 babies and young toddlers every year who are facing mental health issues, before even starting pre-school. The IAIM invite you to participate in the One-in-Five Challenge.

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01 May -
07 May

International Composting Awareness Week

International Composting Awareness Week

Centre for Organic & Resource Enterprises (CORE) International Composting Awareness Week is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness about the importance of this valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products.

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01 May -
07 May

National Family Day Care Week

National Family Day Care Week

Family Day Care Australia National Family Day Care Week offers a chance for the family day care sector to unite and celebrate the amazing work of educators and approved services in shaping the lives of more than 142,400 children around the country.

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01 May -
07 May

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

The Chase & Tyler Foundation Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning across Australia and to advise on preventative measures that people can take to reduce the risk.

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01 May -
30 May

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

May is Australia's biggest Morning Tea month. Thursday 23rd May is the official day but you can host an event anytime throughout May or June. It's simple, fun and best of all for a great cause! All you need to do is set a date, brainstorm some morning tea ideas, invite your guests and raise money to help support the fight against cancer.

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01 May -
31 May

Miracle Month of May

Miracle Month of May

Miracle Babies Foundation To raise awareness and funds for premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.

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01 May -
31 May

Crohns & Colitis Awareness Month

Crohns & Colitis Awareness Month

Crohn's and Colitis Australia (CCA) Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month aims to bring attention to Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome, which affects more than 5 million people.

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01 May -
31 May

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

The aim of Neurofibromatosis Month is to provide information to the community and to healthcare and educational professionals, so that they will better understand what Neurofibromatosis (NF) is. This will enable them to accept and provide support to those affected by NF.

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01 May -
31 May

Mercy May

Mercy May

Mercy Ships Australia This May, join with Mercy Ships to help women in Africa by hosting a Mercy May event. Helping is easier than you think! Just get your friends together for a good time and raise money for a great cause in the process. There are so many ideas for the kind of Mercy May event you can hold. All you have to do is pick one.

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01 May -
31 May

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month is held during May each year to raise community awareness and promote a clear message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated in our communities.

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01 May -
31 May

65 Roses

65 Roses

Cystic Fibrosis Federation Australia The National Cystic Fibrosis 65 Roses Campaign is hosted during the month of May. Each year the National Office in conjunction with its State and Territory associations host many awareness initiatives and fundraising events through May. For the last couple of years we have encouraged people to participate in a challenge themed around the number 65.

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02 May

SUIT UP! for science

SUIT UP! for science

SUIT UP! - for science! supports life saving medical research. Australia is home to some of the best and brightest scientific minds in the world. We're suiting up like scientists to support their life saving work. All funds raised go towards supporting the Centenary Institute Medical Research Foundation.

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02 May

White Shirt Day

White Shirt Day

Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease, often known as a "silent-killer" as symptoms are vague and often strike without warning. By wearing a white shirt or t-shirt on this day you will be showing your support for women and their families impacted by ovarian cancer along with the OCRF's vital research.

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03 May

Wild Koala Day

Wild Koala Day

A day to celebrate wild koalas and to protect their habitats. Events all over Australia - check this: #wildKoalaDay #May3 or go to website for a listing of local events. THINGS TO DO on Wild Koala Day, May 3 2017: Plant a koala food tree Go koala spotting and report sightings to koalatracker.com.au Email your federal member about how important koalas are to you

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03 May

Work Asthma Day

Work Asthma Day

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma with a goal to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. The event calls attention to the health issue asthma sufferers deal with year round. According to World Health Organization estimates, 300 million people suffer from asthma and it’s the most common chronic disease.

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04 May

Play Outside Day

Play Outside Day

Australian Conservation Foundation. Many of us don't get out into nature much. We're too busy, plugged in to screens and rushing through our busy lives. But nature is crucial to our health and wellbeing - and to the health of our planet. Nature is our life support system. It underpins our communities, our economy and our livelihoods. We all need clean air and healthy rivers.

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04 May -
08 May

Live Below the Line

Live Below the Line

Oaktree Foundation. From 4-8 May, thousands of Australians will eat on $2 a day for five days. Feeding yourself on $2 a day is the equivalent of living below the extreme poverty line. It's a way to raise much-needed funds for Oaktree's overseas partners, as well as gain a unique insight into some of the challenges faced by those living in extreme poverty.

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05 May

Shine a Light on Road Safety

Shine a Light on Road Safety

Road Trauma Support Services Victorian drivers are being urged to turn on their headlights as a simple, free and highly visible gesture, to remember those impacted by road trauma and show their commitment to road safety.

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05 May

Sports Without Borders

Sports Without Borders

Sports Without Borders and Our Community Celebrating 10 years! The essential event for every grassroots sporting group, administrator and community leader in local communities and local government. Come to the 2016 conference and explore the theme "The Power of One: Pushing boundaries to change sport and communities"

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