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Do Something's guide to community events

15 Oct

Light it Red for Dyslexia

Light it Red for Dyslexia

‘Light it Red for Dyslexia’ is a volunteer initiative to light significant monuments and landmarks across Australia in the colour RED for Dyslexia Awareness, on the 15th October 2016. Various volunteer Dyslexia support and community groups nationwide have come together to bring the initiative to fruition. #lightitredfordyslexia

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15 Oct -
19 Oct

Sock it to Suicide Week

Sock it to Suicide Week

Sock it to Suicide week take place every year during the third full week of October. The White Wreath Association encourages everyone to wear bright coloured socks to their workplace, school, etc and donate a gold coin in support of the White Wreath Association.

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14 Oct -
20 Oct

Anti Poverty Week

Anti Poverty Week

Anti-Poverty Week aims to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia to encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.

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15 Oct -
21 Oct

National Week of Deaf People (NWDP)

National Week of Deaf People (NWDP)

Every year, Deaf Australia Inc and it's state branches, gear up to organise events during this week, focused on celebrating Auslan, deaf people and the deaf community in Australia.

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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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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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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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16 Oct -
22 Oct

National Carer's Week

National Carer's Week

National Carers Week recognises and celebrates the 2.6 million Australians who are carers in our communities. Carers Week events across Australia provide opportunities for carers to get together and support one another, exchange ideas and information, and spread awareness about caring. You don’t need to be a carer to be part of National Carers Week, see how you can get involved today.

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16 Oct -
22 Oct

National Water Week

National Water Week

National Water Week provides an opportunity to remind ourselves and teach others that water must be used wisely if there is to be enough to meet the needs of our future generations. While the week is dedicated to encouraging communities to take action to protect our vital water sources, it’s also a celebration of innovation and water achievements.

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19 Oct -
28 Oct

Celebrate Children Week

Celebrate Children Week

Children's Week Council of Australia Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October. Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.

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When:
06:00am - 06:00pm
More:
http://www.loudshirtday.com.au/

19 Oct

Loud Shirt Day

Loud Shirt Day

Fish out your flashiest frock, or dig out that awesome Hawaiian shirt you've been hiding in your wardrobe and get it on! Loud Shirt Day is the day you wear something really loud to help give deaf children the gift of sound and speech. Whether you fancy stripes, florals, polka dots or paisley, as long as it has colour, pizzazz, it'll be perfect for Loud Shirt Day.

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When:
06:00am - 06:00pm
More:
http://www.garagesaletrail.com.au

20 Oct -
21 Oct

Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail is a national program that's about sustainability, community, commerce and fun! By organising communities around Australia to hold garage sales on the same day we aim to promote reuse, reduce waste to landfill, enable new neighbourly connections, provide a platform for fundraising, inspire creativity and stimulate local economies.

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22 Oct -
28 Oct

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Have you ever wondered about the birds in your neighbourhood? Join thousands of people for the AUSSIE BACKYARD BIRD COUNT - BirdLife Australia's second nationwide bird survey. All you need is 20 minutes, your favourite green patch and some keen eyesight (or binoculars!) Record the birds you see on our brand new Aussie Bird Count app (or website) and you'll instantly see live information.

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26 Oct

Day for Daniel 2016

Day for Daniel 2016

Get involved with raising awareness of Child Safety & Protection. The theme of the event is WEAR RED & EDUCATE! What can you do? REGISTER your School, Business or Event at www.dayfordaniel.com.au Download our FREE educational Resources Kit from www.danielmorcombe.com.au POSTER: http://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/wh1.thewebconsole.com/wh/5246/images/DFD_Poster_2015.pdf

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