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

25 May -
04 Jun

Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge

Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge

Raise vital funds for Youngcare and challenge yourself like never before! The Simpson Desert trek is the ultimate challenge for keen adventurers. You will be walking more than 250km across the rugged landscape of the desert, the isolated environment providing a striking reflection of the challenges that young people with high care needs face every day.

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01 Jun -
30 Jun

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that infects people of all ages and is usually harmless to people with a healthy immune system. CMV is the leading preventable viral cause of developmental disabilities. June is the time to raise awareness of CMV and to improve lives.

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01 Jun -
30 Jun

 Burns Awareness Month

Burns Awareness Month

The Julian Burton Burns Trust is Australia's leading non-profit organisation dedicated to burn injury. We are committed to influencing social change to reduce the incidence and impact of burn injury. Burn injury is one of the top 3 causes of accidental death in children under five years of age and one of the 3 most common injuries suffered by an Australian each year.

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01 Jun -
30 Jun

Lipoedema Awareness Month

Lipoedema Awareness Month

Donations are desperately needed to assist with research into the cause of Lipoedema. There is so far no gene identified as responsible. 80% of the donations raised by this campaign are to be contributed to research in regard to Lipoedema, whilst the remaining 20% will be used by LASS for our primary purposes of education, support and advocacy for women with Lipoedema.

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01 Jun -
30 Jun

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel Cancer Australia There are more than 14,000 reasons to support Bowel Cancer Australia - one for each person whose life will be changed when they are diagnosed with bowel cancer, and that's just in one year. Show your support by helping us raise awareness during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month (formerly Bowel Cancer Awareness Week) - an annual public education initiative of Bowel Cancer.

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02 Jun -
10 Jun

Medical Research Week

Medical Research Week

The Australian Society for Medical Research Medical Research Week is organised by The Australian Society for Medical Research, and comprises of expositions, meetings, lectures, debates and many more events to highlight current medical research issues.

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03 Jun

Mabo Day

Mabo Day

Mabo Day commemorates the anniversary of the 1992 High Court decision in the case brought by Eddie Mabo and others which recognised the existence in Australia of native title rights. The historic court decision buried the legal description of early Australia as 'terra nullius', or 'no man's land."

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04 Jun

MS Walk and Fun Run

MS Walk and Fun Run

By participating in this event, you are helping people living with multiple sclerosis to achieve the everyday things we take for granted. Your support in turn allows us to provide support and services for those in need. Every dollar you raise or donate on top of your entry fee will go directly to providing services and support for the Australians who are living with multiple sclerosis.

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When:
08:00am - 11:00am
Phone:
02 9805 0100
More:
http://www.memorywalk.com.au/

04 Jun

Memory Walk and Jog

Memory Walk and Jog

Alzheimer’s Australia is running a fundraising event known as “Memory Walk and Jog”, which is a fundraising event open to the general public to compete in a ‘fun run’ and help raise funds for Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. The event is for professional athletes as well as families with young children.

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05 Jun

National Day of Real Play

National Day of Real Play

Our mission is for unstructured outdoor play to become a normal part of every child's life, so that they can develop into resilient, healthy and creative members of the community. We aim to work innovatively and collaboratively to make nature play a normal part of childhood again.

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05 Jun -
11 Jun

Heart Rhythm Week

Heart Rhythm Week

Arrhythmia Alliance Australia Arrhythmias are responsible for between 23,000 and 33,000 sudden cardiac arrest deaths each year, many of which could be avoided with greater public awareness of their risks and symptoms. The most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation affects an estimated 240,000 Australians and increases the chance of someone suffering a stroke by five times.

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12 Jun -
16 Jun

Philanthropy Week

Philanthropy Week

Queensland Community Foundation The purpose of Philanthropy Week is to raise awareness of philanthropy itself, honour those who make an outstanding contribution to the community and advance support for the state's charities and community service organisations through sustainable giving.

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12 Jun -
18 Jun

Blood Donor Week

Blood Donor Week

People of all walks of life need blood products. Some need it to get them through a serious event in their lives, like cancer or a dangerous pregnancy. Others have medical conditions which mean they need blood products regularly to stay alive or be healthy.It only takes an hour to donate blood, but it could change someone's life.

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When:
09:00am - 04:00pm
Email:
info@schf.org.au
More:
http://www.goldtelethon.org.au

12 Jun

Gold Telethon - Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation

Gold Telethon - Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation

Tune in to Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Gold Telethon on Channel 9 on Monday 12 June. Donate to give sick kids the chance to live their best lives.

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14 Jun

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

Australian Red Cross World Blood Donor Day is a reminder of the importance of blood donation. 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime, while just 1 in 30 people currently donate.

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14 Jun

Healthy Tuckshop Day

Healthy Tuckshop Day

The inaugural Healthy Tuckshop Day aims to spread awareness of the healthy tuckshop movement in Australia. Teachers, students and canteen managers sign the Healthy Tuckshop Pledge to declare a commitment to healthy and delicious tuckshop menu options. Healthy habits start early!

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15 Jun

National Buddy Day

National Buddy Day

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation National Buddy Day was created to show the importance of friendship and raise awareness of bullying amongst primary school children.

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15 Jun

Global Wind Day

Global Wind Day

In more than 75 countries around the world, wind farms are in operation, generating energy from a clean and renewable source. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.

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18 Jun

MS Brissie to the Bay Bike Ride

MS Brissie to the Bay Bike Ride

Multiple Sclerosis Queensland The Brissie to the Bay Bike Ride is a fundraising event for Multiple Sclerosis.

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