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

05 Mar -
11 Mar

Kidney Health Week

Kidney Health Week

Kidney Health Australia is urging everyone to see if they are one of the ‘1 in 3’ people living in Australia who is at increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease by taking a simple online test at www.kidney.org.au this Kidney Health Week – 5th – 11th March.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

Bandaged Bear Appeal

Bandaged Bear Appeal

This March, do something amazing #forsickkids. Support the 29th annual Bandaged Bear Appeal. From 1 - 31 March, your support will make it possible to continue providing specialist care to thousands of kids every year. Help kids live their healthiest lives possible. Donate now.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

March into Yellow

March into Yellow

Join in the yellow movement and start a conversation about endometriosis – challenge yourself to incorporate yellow into your daily wardrobe throughout March. Get your workplace involved and have a yellow mufti day on Friday 9th March 2018

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

The March Charge 2018

The March Charge 2018

The March Charge is a fun personal fitness challenge that has an enormous impact on how cancer is researched and treated. Just by walking or running for Cancer Council this March, and by raising funds, you can help us Charge ahead with cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support services. Will you join us in 2018 and really tell cancer where to go?

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08 Mar

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress.International Women's Day is not country, group or organisation specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. Collectively, let's all Press for Progress. #PressforProgres

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10 Mar -
18 Mar

Parks Week

Parks Week

Parks Week 2017 was a huge success with hundreds of organisations across Australia and New Zealand holding events to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities. Councils and other organisations on both sides of the Tasman ran engaging events to raise awareness on the value of parks and open spaces, and to get people out enjoying the great outdoors.

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11 Mar

Cycle of Giving

Cycle of Giving

Be part of Queensland’s premier ride that raises funds for organ transplant research. Come and ride alongside some of the most inspiring people you’ll ever meet, our Heart and Lung transplant recipients.

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11 Mar -
17 Mar

World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week

March 11-18, 2018 marks the annual World Glaucoma Week. This collaborative project between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association contributes to the elimination of glaucoma blindness by alerting people to have regular eye checks, including optic nerve checks. The theme this year is Green = Go get your eyes tested for Glaucoma: Save Your Sight!

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12 Mar -
18 Mar

Sustainable Seafood Week

Sustainable Seafood Week

Taking place 12–18 March 2018, international non-profit organisation the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has partnered with Taronga Zoo’s Seal Show to emphasise the importance of safeguarding Australian seafood supplies.

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13 Mar -
20 Mar

Coeliac Awareness Week

Coeliac Awareness Week

Coeliac Disease affects 1 in 70 people. Coeliac Awareness Week is held each year to break down misconceptions about this disease. As well as supporting research towards a cure, it looks to enhance the quality of life of people requiring a gluten free diet for life. Follow Coeliac Australia social media for news of CAW2018 events and how you can get involved!

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14 Mar -
18 Mar

World's Greatest Shave

World's Greatest Shave

Be Brave & Shave this March! The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave is back March 14-18 for the 20th Anniversary. Help us celebrate and make this YOUR year to do something you’ll never forget! Decide to shave or colour your hair, then ask family and friends to sponsor you. Money raised will be used to find life-saving treatments and provide free, emotional and practical support.

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15 Mar

Close The Gap Day

Close The Gap Day

This National Close the Gap Day, we have an opportunity to send our governments a clear message that Australians value health equality as a fundamental right for all. The aim? To bring people together, to share information and most importantly to take meaningful action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.

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16 Mar

National Day of action Against Bullying and Violence

National Day of action Against Bullying and Violence

On Friday 16 March 2018, Australian schools will stand united in their communities to celebrate the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). The National Day of Action is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools and in 2018, schools are called to imagine a world free from bullying and share their BIG IDEAS.

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21 Mar

World Forestry Day

World Forestry Day

World Forestry Day celebrates the gift of healthy forests. Established over 3 decades ago to remind communities of the importance of forests, today World Forestry Day refocuses attention on the need for protection and biodiversity as well as the importance of education and sustainable usage.

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21 Mar

Harmony Day

Harmony Day

Managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Harmony Day celebrates the cohesive and inclusive nature of our nation and promotes a tolerant and culturally diverse society. It is an opportunity for everyone to learn and understand how Australians of different backgrounds live together and to make Australia an even better place. Everybody Belongs!

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21 Mar

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, which has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2012. On this day, people all around the world celebrate the lives and achievements of people with Down syndrome, creating a global voice, advocating for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with Down syndrome. Visit the website to get involved!

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23 Mar

National Ride To School Day

National Ride To School Day

A nationwide program that enables students to get physically active on their journey to school. Students who ride or walk to school contribute to their minimum physical activity level of 60 minutes per day. They are also more focused and ready to learn compared to those who are driven.

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24 Mar

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day

In 1882, Dr Robert Koch announced the momentous discovery the TB bacillus - the first proven cause of tuberculosis. His discovery paved the way for treatment and prevention of this endemic disease. World Tuberculosis Day aims to continue Koch's work in eliminating TB as a public health issue and as a major ongoing killer in the developing world.

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When:
08:30pm - 09:30pm
Phone:
1800 032 551
Email:
earthhour@act.wwf.org.au
More:
https://www.earthhour.org.au

24 Mar

WWF Earth Hour

WWF Earth Hour

Earth Hour calls on individuals, businesses, communities and governments to go beyond the hour by committing to a positive action for the planet and celebrating that commitment with the people of the world by switching off their lights for one designated hour. Join the world for Earth Hour 2018 by switching off your lights at 8.30pm on Saturday 24th March.

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26 Mar

Purple Day

Purple Day

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month March 26 IS Purple Day Throughout March, Epilepsy Australia is urging people around the country to end the stigma and discrimination of epilepsy and ‘GO PURPLE’, the international colour for epilepsy. 26 March each year people wear purple to spread the word about epilepsy. Become a Purple Day Hero and help support Epilepsy Australia by donating now.

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