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

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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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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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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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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10 Sep

Out of the Shadows and Into the Light Walk

Out of the Shadows and Into the Light Walk

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 44. Lifeline believes most suicides are preventable and we all have a role to play. You can make a difference. Get involved by joining a walk or organising a walk in your local community. This is a Lifeline event, occurring across the country on various days.

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10 Sep

A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park at Albert Bishop Park in Nundah is a community fundraising and awareness event for people living with Parkinson's disease in Queensland. The walk is an inclusive event, welcoming people of all ages & physical abilities to participate. This year, at the Brisbane walk you are invited to join and walk, run or cycle to raise funds for Parkinson's Queensland.

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11 Sep

White Balloon Day

White Balloon Day

Bravehearts. White Balloon Day is a day to 'lift the cone of silence' that surrounds child sexual assualt, and is used to increase understanding of the difficult issue.

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11 Sep

Sustainable House Day

Sustainable House Day

ANZSES Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society. Sustainable House Day aims to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of making your house more 'green'. It is a reminder for us to remember we are leaving footprints on the planet, and we need to be careful with our energy usage.

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11 Sep -
17 Sep

National Stroke Week

National Stroke Week

National Stroke Foundation. National Stroke Week raises awareness of stroke which Australia's second single greatest killer, with over 60,000 strokes occurring every year. Get involved and hold an activity in your community to support the national campaign.

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13 Sep

National Skatepark Day

National Skatepark Day

National Skatepark Day is a celebration of youth culture and active recreation at skateparks around Australia. On a local level, the events will be facilitated by Local Governments and Youth Service Providers who will be given resources to engage with their local young people in order to improve facilities and better understand their needs.

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