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July 2022

01-31 July

Dry July

Organisation: Dry July Foundation

<p>Dry July is a national fundraiser, run by Dry July Foundation, that encourages people to go alcohol-free in July and raise funds for people affected by cancer. <p>Funds are provided to projects and programs that improve the comfort and wellbeing of people affected by cancer- whether it's a lift to a life-saving appointment, guidance from a specialist nurse, connection to an informative voice, access to therapy programs or a bed close to treatment. We aim to make a difficult time, a little easier for those affected by cancer. <p>Having a month off alcohol also has great health benefits and encourages awareness of a healthy attitude to alcohol consumption. The challenge is a perfect fit for workplaces or social groups.

Location: National

Website: au.dryjuly.com/

01-31 July

JulEYE

Organisation: Australia and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF)

Get your eyes tested this JulEYE. 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if detected early enough, yet every 65 minutes an Australian loses part or all of their vision.

Location: National

Website: ranzco.edu/home/foundation/juleye/

Sun 03 July

International Day of Cooperatives

Organisation: United Nations

International Day of Cooperatives is a day used by the United Nations to celebrate the role of cooperatives in economic social and cultural development, and in the achievement of social policy objectives.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/cooperatives-day

03-10 July

NAIDOC Week

Organisation: NAIDOC

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is usually held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

Location: National

Website: www.naidoc.org.au

10-16 July

National Diabetes Awareness Week

Organisation: DANII Foundation

DANII Foundation is calling on all Australians to support the NATIONAL DIABETES AWARENESS WEEK campaign and help to raise awareness of diabetes nationally during 10th to 16th July 2022. Awareness of Diabetes is a National Public Health issue and much still needs to be done, collectively and individually, for better prevention, diagnosis and management of the condition.

Location: National

Website: danii.org.au/

Mon 11 July

World Population Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Population Day serves to both celebrate humanity itself, and to remind us that we need to look after each other and the planet we live on.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/world-population-day

Tue 12 July

Malala Day

Organisation: UN Global Education First

On this day we remember the millions of children worldwide (mostly girls) who do not go to school and reaffirm our commitment to defend the right to education for all children.

Location: International

Website: www.globaleducationfirst.org/malaladay.html

Wed 13 July

Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

Asalha Puja Day is one of the most sacred days in Buddhism. It is observed on the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the eight lunar month (July), and is a celebration of the foundation of the Sangha (the community of Buddhist monks).

Location: International

15-21 July

(date to be confirmed)

National Wound Awareness Week

Organisation: Australian Wound Management Association

Around 300,000 Australians, mostly elderly and on pensions, suffer lower leg ulcers requiring regular care. The Australian Wound Management Association is working with its 3,000 nurses, doctors and allied health members to bring about equity of care and improve quality of life.

Website: www.awma.com.au

17-23 July

National Farm Safety Week

Organisation: Farmsafe Australia's Operations Centre

National Farm Safety Week is run each year, in the third week of July, aims to raise awareness of farm safety issues in rural communities across Australia.

Location: National

Website: www.farmsafe.org.au/Farm-Safety-Week

Mon 18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day

Organisation: United Nations

The UN and the Nelson Mandela Foundation call on people across the world to devote 67 minutes of their time to helping people on Nelson Mandela International Day - one minute for each year Nelson Mandela devoted his life to serving humanity.

Location: International

Website: www.mandeladay.com/

Fri 22 July

National Pyjama Day

Organisation: The Pyjama Foundation

National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your favourite pair of PJ's to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care. With the money raised from National Pyjama Day, you'll be helping us offer learning skills to more than 1000 children, fund educational resources and help provide stable, positive relationships. So this July put on your favourite PJ's, make a donation, and get your friends/colleagues involved!

Location: National

Website: www.thepyjamafoundation.com/

Phone: 07 3256 8802

Sun 24 July

Stress Down Day

Organisation: Lifeline Australia

Stress Down Day is a fundraising event to help cover the cost of running Lifeline's 24 hour telephone counseling line - 13 11 14. Workplaces participate by enjoying a day of stress reducing activities, including wearing casual dress to work, in exchange for a donation to the cause.

Location: National

Website: www.lifeline.org.au/get-involved/campaigns-events/

24 July - 31 August

Donate Life Week

Organisation: Donate Life

DonateLife Week is Australia's national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation and is led by the Organ and Tissue Authority as part of the Australian Government's National Reform Agenda to increase organ and tissue donation rates.

Location: National

Website: www.donatelife.gov.au

25-31 July

Library and Information Week

Organisation: Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association has been running Library and Information Week since 2001 - a week for all libraries and information services throughout Australia showcase their resources and services to their communities, through programs and events. Whether it's a library in your school, community, university, hospitals, cultural or law institutions, this week is an opportunity to learn more about what they do and the important roles they play in our local

Website: www.alia.org.au/liw

26 July - 01 August

(date to be confirmed)

National Pain Week

Organisation: Chronic Pain Australia

National Pain Week aims to contribute to the de-stigmatisation of the experience of chronic pain; work towards creating healing relationships between the person in pain and their pain clinician/s; and to reduce the isolation and suffering of people in pain.

Location: National

Website: www.nationalpainweek.org.au/

Thu 28 July

World Hepatitis Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Hepatitis Day raises awareness of chronic hepatitis A, B and C.

Location: International

Website: www.worldhepatitisalliance.org/

Fri 29 July

(date to be confirmed)

Crazy Hair Day

Organisation: Cystic Fibrosis Victoria

Crazy Hair Day is a day to go crazy with your hair - teased, coloured, gelled or twisted; wigs and scarves, punk or just plain messy! is an annual fundraising event organised by Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) and is a fun way for schools to celebrate the start of third term.

Location: National

Website: www.crazyhair.com.au

Sat 30 July

International Day of Friendship

Organisation: United Nations

The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/friendship-day

Sat 30 July

Gastroschisis Awareness Day

Organisation: Avery Angels Gastroschisis Foundation

Gastroschisis is a birth defect that causes the intestines to protrude from a hole in the abdomen, typically to the right of the umbilical cord. Occasionally, other organs are involved as well. While approximately 90% of affected infants survive in industrialized nations with proper medical care, there is still a 10% mortality rate due to complications or related defects and infections - even with the best medical care. Gastroschisis affects 1 out of every 2229 babies according to the CDC, although the actual rate varies by state. Rates of gastroschisis are increasing worldwide, and this trend is being called a "pandemic" by many researchers. The medical community still does not know what causes gastroschisis. Although the overall prognosis is good for most infants born with this birth defect provided they have access to medical care, complications do arise. Studies show that gastroschisis is the leading cause of intestinal transplantation, and that 40% of gastroschisis survivors will need to be readmitted to the hospital at some point due to complications, the most common of which are bowel obstruction and abdominal pain.

Location: National

Website: averysangels.org

Sun 31 July

National Tree Day

Organisation: Planet Ark

Planet Ark is calling for people to connect with nature by getting involved in National Tree Day, Australia's largest tree-planting and nature care event. People can participate by becoming National Tree Day site coordinators or attending plantings in their local areas.

Location: National

Website: treeday.planetark.org/

Sun 31 July

(date to be confirmed)

Schools Tree Day

Organisation: Planet Ark

Each year around 250,000 Australian school students participate in Schools Tree Day - a special National Tree Day event just for kids. It's a great opportunity for children to learn about nature, get outside and have fun at the same time. This Schools Tree Day, all schools and their students are encouraged get involved and plant some trees for a healthier planet!

Location: National

Website: treeday.planetark.org/schools/

Sun 31 July

(date to be confirmed)

National Stepfamily Awareness Day

Organisation: The Stepfamily Association of Victoria

The last Sunday in July has been designated as 'National Stepfamily Awareness Day'. A day dedicated to the stepfamily, it provides an opportunity to acknowledge, promote and celebrate the great work that stepfamilies do.

Location: National

Website: www.stepfamily.org.au/

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Sun 31 July

World Ranger Day

World Ranger Day commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty, and celebrates the work rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural treasures.

Location: International

Website: www.internationalrangers.org/

31 July - 06 August

National Missing Persons Week

Organisation: Australian Federal Police

National Missing Persons Week aims to raise awareness about the significant number of young Australians reported missing. Out of the estimated 35,000 people who are reported missing each year, approximately 20,000 are under the age of 18.

Location: National

Website: www.missingpersons.gov.au

August 2022

01-07 August

(date to be confirmed)

Local Government Week

Organisation: Local Government NSW

NSW councils and their staff provide invaluable services to local communities on a daily basis. While many people are aware that councils manage rates, roads and rubbish, the breadth and diversity of their work often goes unrecognised. Local Government Week provides the perfect opportunity to promote the importance of councils to residents, ratepayers, businesses - the whole community!

Location: NSW

Website: www.lgnsw.org.au/events-training/local-government-week

01-07 August

(date to be confirmed)

OCD and Anxiety Disorders Week

Organisation: Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria

Anxiety Disorders week is an awareness week for OCD and Anxiety Disorders. Events include support and social activities, seminars and promotional activities.

Website: www.arcvic.org.au/

01-07 August

(date to be confirmed)

Homelessness Prevention Week

Organisation: Homelessness Australia

Homeless Persons' Week is an annual awareness raising week held in the first full week of August each year to highlight the over 105,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. Homelessness Australia provides information sheets and resources to support events all around Australia.

Location: National

Website: www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au

01-07 August

(date to be confirmed)

National EOS Awareness Week

Organisation: ausEE Inc.

National EOS Awareness Week is a week to raise awareness for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders in Australia.

Location: National

Website: www.eosaware.com

Donate online

01-07 August

(date to be confirmed)

CafeSmart

Organisation: StreetSmart

The event brings together coffee roasters, cafes and coffee drinkers around the country to help people who are homeless. Participating cafes generously donate $1.00 per coffee sold to fund local projects.

Location: National

Website: www.streetsmartaustralia.org/cafesmart

Donate online

01-07 August

National Landcare Week

Organisation: Landcare Australia

<p>It's National Landcare Week from 2-8 September, a time for all Australians to acknowledge and reflect on the great work being carried out by over a hundred thousand volunteers who give up their valuable time to care for this great country we call home. <p>Landcarers across Australia grow our food, look after our environment, care for our coastlines, and protect our native animals. National Landcare Week was created to celebrate our hardworking Landcarers who are fostering a better environmental future for all.

Location: NSW

Website: landcareaustralia.org.au

Phone: 02 9412 1040

Address: Level 3, 6 Help Street CHATSWOOD NSW 2067

01-31 August

Tradies National Health Month

Organisation: The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Steel Blue

Tradies National Health Month focuses on educating and engaging tradies on the importance of full body health and safety, with handy tips and hints tailored to the needs of a tradie.

Location: National

Website: www.tradieshealth.com.au

01-31 August

MS Readathon - One month challenge

Organisation: Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL)

The MS Readathon is a reading-based fundraiser run by Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA). It encourages people of all ages to read and improve their literacy whilst at the same time raising their community awareness and empowering them to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.

Location: National

Website: www.ms.org.au

Phone: 1300 677 323

01 August - 31 October

Great Northern Clean Up

Organisation: Clean Up Australia

The Great Northern Clean Up, an event of Clean Up Australia, takes place during the months of August, September and October - a time of year which is more suitable for communities living in the tropical North. <br> Since the campaign started in 2009 more than 30,000 volunteers have removed the equivalent of 1,800 ute loads of rubbish from 813 sites north of the Tropic of Capricorn. This year the event is taking place during the months of August-October when an estimated 3,851 volunteers have already removed around 277 ute loads of rubbish from 126 sites across northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Location: National

Website: www.cleanup.org.au/the-great-northern-clean-up

Phone: 02 8197 3412

Thu 04 August

National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NATICD)

National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NATICD) is a celebration of human rights and Indigenous children. Held on 4 August each year, NAITCD was first observed by SNAICC in 1988.

Website: aboriginalchildrensday.com.au

Fri 05 August

Jeans for Genes Day

Organisation: Children's Medical Research Institute

Jeans for Genes Day is the major fundraising event for the Children's Medical Research Institute, who is on a mission to reduce the number of children born with genetic illnesses.

Website: www.jeansforgenes.org.au

Phone: 1800 677 260

Mon 08 August

(date to be confirmed)

Top 8 Challenge Day

Organisation: ausEE Inc

Imagine if food caused pain... nausea&hellip; reflux&hellip; was hard to swallow or even suddenly became stuck in your oesophagus... That can be the reality for someone living with an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID). During National EOS Awareness Week on the 8 August, ausEE Inc challenges you to take our Top 8 Challenge. For one meal or for the whole day on the 8/8 to not eat any one of, up to all of the top 8 common allergenic foods and don8 to make a difference to those living with EGIDs.

Location: National

Website: www.top8challenge.com

Mon 08 August

Dying to Know Day

Organisation: The Groundswell Project

Dying to Know Day is an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

Website: www.thegroundswellproject.com/dyingtoknowday/

08-14 August

National Stroke Week

Organisation: 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.

Location: National

Website: strokefoundation.org.au/How-you-can-help/Stroke-week

Phone: 1800 STROKE (787 653)

08-14 August

Rail Safety Week

<p><b>STAND BACK. LOOK UP. STAY RAIL SAFE. </b></p> <p>Rail Safety Week, is entering its 16th year, reinforcing the community specific actions required to stay safe around rail. <p>The annual community awareness week held across Australia and New Zealand is designed to engage and educate the community in safe rail practices. <p>Ongoing commuter safety relies on those interacting with the rail environment, both pedestrians and commuters to play an active role in rail safety, in particular to be aware of their surroundings.

Website: www.tracksafefoundation.com.au/rail-safety-week/

Tue 09 August

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

Organisation: United Nations

This is a day used to celebrate and recognize the stories, cultures and unique identities of indigenous peoples around the world.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/

10-20 August

Kidney Kar Rally

Organisation: Kidney Health Australia

The Kidney Kar Rally is Kidney Health Australia's longest running event. Each year, all rally teams compete to raise significant funds for our National Kidney Kids Programs across Australia. These programs are designed to give kids with kidney disease the chance to regularly socialize with their peers and make long term friends.

Location: National

Website: www.kidneykarrally.org.au

Fri 12 August

International Youth Day

Organisation: United Nations

International Youth Day is a reminder that investment in the worlds youth will provide a better future for all.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/youth-day

Fri 12 August

World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.

Location: International

Website: worldelephantday.org/

12-13 August

Red Nose Day

Organisation: Red Nose

Red Nose Day is the major fundraiser for Red Nose. Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities help to provide vital services and programs to the Australian community.</p> <p>Red Nose is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families. With offices throughout Australia and a national office in Melbourne our areas of focus include bereavement support, education, research, national awareness campaigning, advocacy and fundraising.</p>

Location: National

Website: www.rednoseday.com.au