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

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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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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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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31 Aug

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day

The Salvation Army Crisis Services Overdose Awareness Day is a commemorative day which acknowledges individual loss and family grief when loved ones have suffered overdose and are either permanently injured or have lost their life. The day also aims to raise awareness about overdoses from the use of both licit and illicit drugs.

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31 Aug

National Meals On Wheels day

National Meals On Wheels day

National Meals on Wheels Day is an opportunity to celebrate the 78,700 volunteers that contribute to their community, and is celebrated on the last Wednesday in August each year.

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01 Sep -
07 Sep

Spina Bifida Awareness Week

Spina Bifida Awareness Week

Spina Bifida Foundation of Victoria Spina Bifida Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of the disease that affects roughly 5,000 Australians.

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01 Sep -
07 Sep

Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learning Australia Australia's only national celebration and promotion of all forms of adult learning.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Debris Month of Action

Debris Month of Action

Project AWARE Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet - one dive at a time. More than six million tons of marine litter is estimated to enter the ocean each year, and scuba divers are doing their bit to battle this silent killer. During September, action is ramped up in order to combat the growing marine debris problem.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Liptember

Liptember

Liptember Foundation Liptember is a campaign raising funds and awareness for women's mental health during the month of September. All funds raised during the month of September are donated to the Centre for Women's Health and Lifeline.

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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Blue September

Blue September

Australian Cancer Research Foundation Blue September is a nationwide awareness and fundraising initiative about all the cancers that affect men, not just prostate and testicular cancer, but also bowel, lung, liver, pancreatic and other cancers. The campaign aims to raise funds for Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Australian Cancer Research Foundation charities to raise men's awareness.

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04 Sep -
08 Sep

Women's Health Week

Women's Health Week

Women’s Health Week is a national campaign dedicated to encouraging all women to start talking about their health, particularly the elephant in the room! Women and organisations across Australia participate in community, corporate and online events. For more information please visit our website.

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04 Sep -
10 Sep

IDIOPATHIC HYPERSOMNIA AWARENESS WEEK

IDIOPATHIC HYPERSOMNIA AWARENESS WEEK

The aim of the Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week is to raise awareness and to help improve the level of education of the neurological sleep/wake disorder, Idiopathic Hypersomnia among the general public, Hypersomnia patients and medical professionals. Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week is hosted by Hypersomnolence Australia and actively encourages other organisations to join in this effort.

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07 Sep -
08 Sep

World Duchenne Awareness Day

World Duchenne Awareness Day

One in 5000 boys in the world is affected by a rare and fatal disease: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). One in 5000 might seem a drop in the ocean but including their family members, the daily lives of millions of people around the globe are affected. 2016 saw famous landmarks lit up red in every state.

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07 Sep -
17 Sep

Youngcare Great Wall of China Challenge

Youngcare Great Wall of China Challenge

Raise vital funds for Youngcare and challenge yourself like never before! On the Great Wall of China trek you will be taken out of your comfort zone – just like young Aussies with high care needs. The ridges are narrow, the steps are extremely steep, but it will all be worth it to create real change for young Aussies in need!

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