31st October 2014 -National Bandanna Day
This day aims to raise $1.1 million to support young people living with cancer. Every year, another 23,000 young people have to deal with the challenge of cancer – whether it’s their own diagnosis or that of their parent, brother or sister. Young people at CanTeen wear bandannas to show they’re fighting cancer together. Join the fight this National Bandanna Day and raise funds to help CanTeen support young people when cancer turns their world upside down. To know more about this event, click here.
27th October 2014 – Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day
Pink Ribbon Day – a day when all Australians can come together to show their support for the many thousands of women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers.
Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day helps raises funds in support of the many thousands of women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers. Cancer Council aims to minimise the threat of women’s cancers through successful prevention, best treatment, support and world-class cancer research.
For information on how you can help, click here.
October 2014 -Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week raises community awareness about mental health issues and is held every October each year to coincide with World Mental Health Day that is held on the 10th of October.
The aim of Mental Health Week is to promote social and emotional wellbeing to the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, enhancing the coping capacity of communities, families, individuals and increasing mental health recovery.
to know more about the event and how you can take part.
1st October 2014 - World Cerebral Palsy Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a global innovation project to change the world for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. Cerebral Palsy is a permanent disability that affects movement. Its impact can range from a weakness in one hand, to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement. World Cerebral Palsy Day is led by a group of non-profit cerebral palsy charities, and supported by organisations in over 45 countries. For more information, click here
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.