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

10 Jul -
16 Jul

National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week

Diabetes Australia. Each year Diabetes Australia celebrates National Diabetes Week to raise awareness about diabetes in Australia. The campaign aims to educate Australia of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and how type 2 can be prevented.

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13 Jul -
16 Jul

Velothon Sunshine Coast

Velothon Sunshine Coast

Immerse yourself in everything you love about cycling! Based out of a dedicated Velo Clubhouse on the Mooloolaba Beachfront, riders will hit the roads in either the 1 Day or 3 Day Velo events. Fantastic roads and routes, managed roads, King of the Mountain and Sprint stages, all combined with a perfect riding climate and sublime scenery in makes for a world class event.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

JulEYE

JulEYE

RANZCO Eye Foundation Get your eyes tested this JulEYE. 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if detected early enough, yet every 65 minutes an Australian loses part or all of their vision.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

National Desexing Month

National Desexing Month

Unplanned litters contribute to the overpopulation of cats and dogs and if you choose not to desex your pet then you are inviting the possibility of your pet breeding. During National Desexing Month specials are offered to the general public for the month of July.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

Dry July

Dry July

Dry July is a not-for-profit organisation determined to improve the lives of adults living with cancer through an online social community giving up booze for the month of July. It's a chance to raise awareness of individual drinking habits, the value of a balanced healthy lifestyle, a personal challenge, encourage positive change and an awareness of a healthy attitude to alcohol consumption.

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When:
12:00pm - 12:00pm
More:
https://www.msmegaswim.org.au/

15 Jul -
16 Jul

FRANKSTON MS 24 HOUR MEGA SWIM!

Dive in and join the Frankston MS 24 Hour Mega Swim to fight multiple sclerosis on 15th July 2017. The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team relay event and it is suitable for all ages and abilities- sign up with your friends and family today! Website: https://www.msmegaswim.org.au/

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17 Jul -
23 Jul

National Farm Safety Week

National Farm Safety Week

Farmsafe Australia's Operations Centre. National Farm Safety Week aims to raise awareness of farm safety issues in rural communities across Australia.

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18 Jul

Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

United Nations. The UN and the Nelson Mandela Foundation call on people across the world to devote 67 minutes of their time to helping people on Nelson Mandela International Day - one minute for each year Nelson Mandela devoted his life to serving humanity.

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19 Jul

Do Something Day 2017

Do Something Day 2017

News Corp's community publications NewsLocal, Leader Community News and Quest Community News have partnered with DoSomething to recognise & encourage the extraordinary contributions made by everyday Australians. 10 major charities are involved; Salvos, Vinnies, RedCross, OTPC, Lions Club, Meals On Wheels, SES, RSPCA, Foodbank & UN Virtual Volunteers.

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24 Jul

Stress Down Day

Stress Down Day

Lifeline Australia. Stress Down Day is a fundraising event to help cover the cost of running Lifeline's 24 hour telephone counseling line - 13 11 14. Workplaces participate by enjoying a day of stress reducing activities, including wearing casual dress to work, in exchange for a donation to the cause.

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24 Jul -
30 Jul

National Pain Week

National Pain Week

Chronic Pain Australia. National Pain Week aims to contribute to the de-stigmatisation of the experience of chronic pain; work towards creating healing relationships between the person in pain and their pain clinician/s; and to reduce the isolation and suffering of people in pain.

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28 Jul

Crazy Hair Day

Crazy Hair Day

Cystic Fibrosis Victoria Crazy Hair Day is a day to go crazy with your hair - teased, coloured, gelled or twisted; wigs and scarves, punk or just plain messy! is an annual fundraising event organised by Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) and is a fun way for schools to celebrate the start of third term.

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28 Jul

Schools Tree Day

Schools Tree Day

Each year around 250,000 Australian school students participate in Schools Tree Day - a special National Tree Day event just for kids. It's a great opportunity for children to learn about nature, get outside and have fun at the same time. This Schools Tree Day, all schools and their students are encouraged get involved and plant some trees for a healthier planet!

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29 Jul

White Ribbon Night

White Ribbon Night

White Ribbon Join communities across Australia to unite in support of bringing an end to violence against women by having a night in to get the word out. You can invite two people or 2,000 to your movie night, games night, dinner party, watch the footy with mates... the possibilities are endless!

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29 Jul -
04 Aug

Be A Souperhero

Be A Souperhero

The Salvation Army We're calling on all Souperheroes to change the world one bowl of soup at a time! By taking the Soup Challenge from Saturday 29th July to Friday 4th August, you will be a Souperhero to people in crisis. The funds you raise will assist the Salvos in continuing to provide services and support to people experiencing hardship and disadvantage.

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30 Jul

International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship

United Nations The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

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30 Jul

Gastroschisis Awareness Day

Gastroschisis Awareness Day

Our goals are to raise Awareness, Research, and Support. The rates of occurrence of gastroschisis have risen steadily and our cause is more important than ever. Help us Remember, Honour, and Hope this year by going to your local Awareness Day event.

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31 Jul

National Tree Day

National Tree Day

Planet Ark Planet Ark is calling for people to connect with nature by getting involved in National Tree Day, Australia's largest tree-planting and nature care event. People can participate by becoming National Tree Day site coordinators or attending plantings in their local areas.

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