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

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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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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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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30 Sep -
06 Oct

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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01 Oct -
07 Oct

Sleep Awareness Week

Sleep Awareness Week

The Sleep Health Foundation is Australia’s leading advocate for healthy sleep. It aims to improve people’s lives by promoting sleep, raising awareness of sleep disorders and building partnerships with organisations. Free, independent, expert-reviewed fact sheets on every aspect of sleep are available at www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Breast Ever Brunch

Breast Ever Brunch

Help create change in the lives of women with breast cancer by hosting a Breast ever Brunch this October. Whether you decide to host a brunch at home or a morning tea at work, every dollar you raise this October will help women with breast cancer when they need it most. You can help create change in her life today. Visit www.breasteverbrunch.org.au to get your FREE host kit!

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month NSW is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held throughout October each year. The timing of the campaign centres on World Mental Health Day, which is marked each year on October 10. Following the huge response and fantastic community events and feedback from last year, Mental Health Month 2018 will be keeping the theme from last year – Share the Journey.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Dogtober

Dogtober

Dogtober is a way to get involved with Assistance Dogs, have some fun and help train another 25 super pups to help people with physical disabilities. You can help by creating your own doggie themed event or being sponsored to undertake a challenge which will raise much needed funds and awareness.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Odd Socks Day

Odd Socks Day

Odd socks day is a light-hearted approach to remind people that anyone can have an odd day, and that stigma is still one of the greatest barriers to people seeking help and recovering from a mental illness. Odd Socks Day runs all month so get your colleagues together, chuck on some odd socks, fundraise for Grow and stomp out stigma!

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Foot Health Month

Foot Health Month

Foot Health Month is hosted every year as an initiative of the Australasian Podiatry Council, the peak body for podiatry in Australia. The Foot Health Month campaign seeks to remind the public about the significance of good foot health and encourage people to seek more information about the services that podiatrists offer.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Ocsober 2016

Ocsober 2016

Ocsober is a fundraising initiative that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of October. Ocsober supports Life Education and Life Education's iconic mascot Healthy Harold who, for 30 years, has been empowering Aussie Kids to make smart, healthy life choices free from the harms associated with drug misuse.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Walktober

Walktober

This October, people across Australia will set themselves a challenge to raise money to enable more disadvantaged students to participate in Bluearth’s Active Leaders Program. This year, Walktober is a 31 minute challenge for 31 days. Each day in October, we’re asking you to walk, run, ride, swim, bounce, skip, climb for 31 minutes a day. It’s all about moving more, any way you enjoy.

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01 Oct -
31 Oct

Pink Ribbon Day

Pink Ribbon Day

Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day helps raises funds in support of the many thousands of Australian women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers. Cancer Council aims to minimise the threat of women's cancers through successful prevention, best treatment, and world-class cancer research. While October is the official month for Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day, you can get involved at anytime.

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