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

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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03 Sep -
07 Sep

Women's Health Week

Women's Health Week

Created by national not-for-profit organisation Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, Women’s Health Week aims to get women talking about the health issues that matter most to them. No matter how tricky the topic, Jean Hailes aims to help women address the ‘elephant in the room’. The week-long campaign combines an online event with public and community-run events supported by Jean Hailes.

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02 Sep -
08 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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02 Sep -
08 Sep

National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week is an annual event highlighting NAPCAN's mission to prevent child abuse and neglect and to ensure the safety and well being of all of Australia's children.

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01 Sep -
08 Sep

Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learning Australia Australia's only national celebration and promotion of all forms of adult learning. The week recognises achievements in adult learning and aims to encourage adults, not currently engaged in community activities or learning, to come and try something new.

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03 Sep -
09 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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03 Sep -
09 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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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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01 Sep -
30 Sep

Footy Colours Day

Footy Colours Day

Footy Colours Day is a national fundraising campaign held during the month of September where participants are encouraged to wear their favourite team’s colours and host an event at their school, organisation, group or club to raise funds for kids with cancer. Hosting an event is easy – simply register at footycoloursday.com.au and pick a Footy Colours Day activity that works for you!

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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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15 Jul -
21 Oct

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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07 Sep

White Balloon Day

White Balloon Day

White Balloon Day is Australia’s largest campaign dedicated to preventing child sexual assault. Now in its 22nd year, White Balloon Day unites communities annually to break the silence on child sexual assault, and make a commitment to protecting Aussie kids. Visit the website to learn more about the legacy of White Balloon Day and how YOU can get involved!

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07 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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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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13 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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15 Sep -
16 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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16 Sep

Connor's Run 2018

Connor's Run 2018

On Sunday 16 September, the Robert Connor Dawes (RCD) Foundation will hold its sixth annual Connor’s Run along Melbourne’s foreshore to support paediatric brain cancer and beat the number one cancer killer of young Australians. With more than 4,000 runners, Connor’s Run is Australia’s largest fundraising event for paediatric brain cancer and is aiming to raise $700,000.

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16 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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22 Sep -
30 Sep

Veterans' Health Week

Veterans' Health Week

Veterans’ Health Week is for former and current serving personnel of the Australian Defence Forces, their families and friends. For more information or to get involved, please contact the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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