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

29 Apr -
06 May

Heart Week

Heart Week

Each year the Heart Foundation uses Heart Week as an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the problem of heart disease and to help improve the heart health of all Australians. This year we’re talking about the importance of physical activity in reducing the prevalence and impact of risk factors for heart disease.

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01 May -
06 May

The IAIM One-in-Five Challenge

The IAIM One-in-Five Challenge

One-in-Five...is the number of Australian two-year olds who have already developed serious mental health difficulties (that’s around 200,000 babies and young toddlers every year who are facing mental health issues). IAIM invites you to take part in our One-in-Five Challenge to help reduce this number. The event takes place in the first week of May each year.

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01 May -
06 May

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week

Awareness week is intended to make us stop, think and understand more about Tourette Syndrome. Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder for which there is no known cure. Awareness, understanding and acceptance are our key strategies to improve the quality of life for those with TS.

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30 Apr -
06 May

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, to be held from 30 April - 6 May 2018 will be the fifth awareness week conducted by The Chase and Tyler Foundation. The aim of CO Awareness Week is to raise awareness of CO poisoning and to educate the Australian community on fuel burning appliance safety and how to reduce the risk. To learn more, head to www.chaseandtyler.org.au

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05 May -
08 May

White Shirt Day

White Shirt Day

5 April – 8 May 2018 will mark the 10th annual White Shirt Campaign in support of the OCRF, in partnership with Witchery. Currently, without an early detection test, one Australian woman dies every 10 hours from ovarian cancer. We urgently need to fund the research that will find one. This campaign raises funds for research into early detection tests that will save women's lives.

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06 May -
12 May

International Composting Awareness Week

International Composting Awareness Week

International Composting Awareness Week is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness about the importance of this valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products.

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06 May -
13 May

Pneumonia Awareness Week

Pneumonia Awareness Week

Pneumonia Awareness Week is designed to educate Australians about the seriousness of pneumonia and encourage those at risk of contracting the infection to seek further information.

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01 May -
31 May

Miracle Month of May

Miracle Month of May

Miracle Babies Foundation To raise awareness and funds for premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.

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01 May -
31 May

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month is held during May each year to raise community awareness and promote a clear message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated in our communities.

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01 May -
31 May

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

Neurofibromatosis Month is about building public awareness of a disease deserving of national attention. As one of Australia's most common genetic conditions, Neurofibromatosis (NFT) is characterised by the growth of benign tumours anywhere where there are nerve cells. The month will be jam packed with information events and fundraisers so check out the website for details.

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01 May -
31 May

Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid Awareness Month

Are you familiar with how your thyroid affects your health? Thyroid Awareness Month aims to educate all Australians about the importance of good thyroid health and role of hormones in controlling our metabolism. All Australians need to be more aware of their thyroid health and to see their doctor for thyroid testing.

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01 May -
31 May

Crohns & Colitis Awareness Month

Crohns & Colitis Awareness Month

Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Month is the biggest time of the year for raising local and national awareness about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 100% of funds raised goes towards supporting people with this condition and for further research for a cure.

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01 May -
31 May

Art for Epilepsy

Art for Epilepsy

Art for Epilepsy brings together the talented artists of Australia in support of those impacted by epilepsy. We have a mixture of well established and prominent Australian artists, as well as emerging talent and up and coming artists. Each work contains the colour purple, the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy. Grab yourself an original piece of art for a great cause!

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01 May -
31 May

Lung Health Awareness Month

Lung Health Awareness Month

Lung disease affects 1 in 4 Australians and is responsible for 1 in 7 deaths, however many people tend to ignore the signs and symptoms, often not doing anything about it for far too long. Lung Health Awareness Month is a Lung Foundation Australia national campaign aimed at raising awareness among the community about the importance of lung health and how to recognise and act upon the symptoms

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01 May -
31 May

65 Roses

65 Roses

Cystic Fibrosis Federation Australia The National Cystic Fibrosis 65 Roses Campaign is hosted during the month of May. Each year the National Office in conjunction with its State and Territory associations host many awareness initiatives and fundraising events through May. For the last couple of years we have encouraged people to participate in a challenge themed around the number 65.

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01 May -
31 May

Mercy May

Mercy May

Mercy Ships Australia This May, join with Mercy Ships to help women in Africa by hosting a Mercy May event. Helping is easier than you think! Just get your friends together for a good time and raise money for a great cause in the process. There are so many ideas for the kind of Mercy May event you can hold. All you have to do is pick one.

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01 May -
30 Jun

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Take a break and help fight cancer. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a fun and easy way to raise money for cancer research, prevention programs, advocacy and support services. Host your morning tea at work, at home or with your local community group and have a cuppa for cancer. Tuesday 23rd May is the official Day but you can host an event any day in May or June. Every cup counts!

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When:
07:00am - 11:00am
Access:
Free parking, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Guide dog friendly
Phone:
0288754673
Email:
megan.thomas@dementia.org.au
More:
http://www.memorywalk.com.au

06 May

Sydney Memory Walk & Jog 2018

Sydney Memory Walk & Jog 2018

Dementia Australia is excited to bring Memory Walk & Jog back to the Bay Run in Lilyfield on Sunday May 6, 2018. Register for the 2km walk, 7.5km walk or the 7.5km run and help us help those impacted by dementia by joining us for the race against dementia. Dementia is the condition that will have the greatest social and economic impact in our time.

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07 May -
11 May

Live Below the Line

Live Below the Line

Oaktree Foundation. From 7-11 May, thousands of Australians will eat on $2 a day for five days. Feeding yourself on $2 a day is the equivalent of living below the extreme poverty line. It's a way to raise much-needed funds for Oaktree's overseas partners, as well as gain a unique insight into some of the challenges faced by those living in extreme poverty.

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08 May

World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day

Celebrated on the day the Red Cross founder, Henry Dunant (1828-1910), was born World Red Cross Day celebrates the important work done by the staff and volunteers of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movements.

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