September 2014 – Dementia Awareness Month
Dementia Awareness Month is the national flagship month for Alzheimer’s Australia’s community awareness activities each year. Occurring in September each year, the theme for 2014 is ’Creating a Dementia Friendly Australia’. This year’s theme gives individuals and businesses a better understanding of the steps they can take to ensure that all members of the community are engaged and involved, including those living with a diagnosis of dementia. – See more at: https://vic.fightdementia.org.au/
11th September 2014 – R U OK? Day
R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging all Australians to regularly and meaningfully ask anyone struggling with life, ”are you ok?”. Regular, face-to-face conversations can help us to build and maintain strong relationships with friends and family. In turn, research shows that people with these strong relationships are more likely to cope with life’s ups and downs. If you would like to know more about the event and how to help, follow the link.
22nd August 2014 -Daffodil Day
Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known and most popular fundraising events. Daffodil Day raises funds for Cancer Council to continue its work in cancer research, providing patient support programs and prevention programs for all Australians. Daffodil Day helps grow hope for better treatments and more survivors. For more information, click here.
24th August – 30th August 2014 – Hearing Awareness Week
Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing. The theme for 2014 is ‘How Loud is too Loud? See more at: http://www.hearingawarenessweek.org.au/
25th July 2014 -Stress Down Day
Stress Down Day is a fun and easy initiative to reduce stress and raise awareness for Lifeline. Get involved on July 25 and have fun by supporting Lifeline raise funds through the power of laughter. Click here
to know more about the event and how you can take part in Lifeline’s cause and organise your own Stress Down Day event.
27th June 2014 – Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day, held annually on the last Friday in June, is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids. Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities assist SIDS and Kids in providing vital services and programs to the Australian community.
1st June 2014 – MS Walk & Fun Run Melbourne
The MS Walk + Fun Run is an enjoyable, healthy way to join family, friends and thousands of other enthusiastic supporters and in doing so you will help us expose the invisible disease that is MS, a devastating neurological condition where four Australians every working day are diagnosed. – See more at: http://www.msaustralia.org.au/news/events/ms-walk-fun-run-melbourne#sthash.XJFlZlM8.dpuf