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

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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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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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 -
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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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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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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14 Sep

R U OK Day

R U OK Day

R U OK? aims to inspire all Australians to help reduce our suicide rate by reaching out and making contact with others. More than 2,100 Australians suicide each year. For each person that dies in this way, it’s estimated another 30 attempt to end their life. Connect with friends, co-workers and family in your life on September 14 in the your area and ask, “Are you ok?”.

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16 Sep

Lyme Gladiolus Day

Lyme Gladiolus Day

The Karl McManus Foundation. The Karl McManus Foundation holds Lyme Gladiolus Day to raise awaresnees of Lyme disease in Australia. It is also a major day for the foundation's National Lyme Disease Appeal, which aims to raise $1 million for research into Lyme disease in Australia, and to raise public awareness of Lyme disease, its causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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16 Sep -
17 Sep

Clean up the World Weekend

Clean up the World Weekend

Clean up Australia. Clean Up the World partners with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to inspire and empower communities to "clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment" through carrying out initiatives ranging from waste removal and tree planting to water and energy conservation projects.

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When:
11:00am - 01:30pm
Phone:
08 6457 7373
Email:
randybaker@parkinsonswa.org.au
More:
www.parkinsonswa.org.au

17 Sep

A Walk in the Park 2017

A Walk in the Park 2017

A Walk in the Park is Parkinson's WA's major annual fundraising event, held at Perry Lakes Reserve in Floreat WA on Sunday 17th September. It is a community celebration with a festival atmosphere and attracts nearly 1,000 people who participate in a 2 or 5km walk. Perry Lakes is the hub for pre and post event activities with live music, free entertainment, and refreshments for all.

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23 Sep

Bright Pink Lipstick Day

Bright Pink Lipstick Day

Pink Hope Bright Pink Lipstick Day aims to raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the community and raise funds for Pink Hope to be able to continue to offer programs and support services for those at risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

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