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* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* Jeans for Genes DayJeans for Genes Day


Jeans for Genes Day
2 August
National

Jeans for Genes Day is a national day when people wear their jeans to raise much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, and a range of genetic disorders. On Friday 2nd August workplaces, schools and streets will become a sea of denim in a united stance against childhood disease. Every dollar raised on the day will help scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures, to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


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* Indigenous People's DayIndigenous People's Day


International Day of the World's Indigenous People
9 August
International

The International Day of the World's Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).


* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


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* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


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* Strengths Approach TrainingStrengths Approach Training


Strengths Approach Training
12-13 Aug & 17 Sept
Bendigo, VIC

A highly interactive three day program! Everyone has strengths. Our qualities, capacities, relationships, values, stories, experiences, skills and material resources can all be strengths. But sometimes, 'The Problem' can be all-consuming, keeping us stuck and creating barriers to change. Strengths-based practice keeps the focus squarely on identifying, mobilising and celebrating strengths.The principles and skills of strengths-based practice include:Values and beliefs of the strengths approach; How 'Power Over' can occur and working towards 'Power With'; Creating conditions for change; Using the 5-column approach to implement plans; and key strength approach skills such as externalising, scaling, reframing and normalising


* International Youth DayInternational Youth Day


International Youth Day
12 August
International

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. Young people today face pressing global challenges such as high levels of unemployment, vulnerable working conditions and marginalization from decision making processes. Partnerships — with the United Nations, governments, the private sector, civil society, academia and philanthropists —– can help increase opportunities for success by leveraging comparative advantages, resources and shared interests.


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* Strengths Approach TrainingStrengths Approach Training


Strengths Approach Training
12-13 Aug & 17 Sept
Bendigo, VIC

A highly interactive three day program! Everyone has strengths. Our qualities, capacities, relationships, values, stories, experiences, skills and material resources can all be strengths. But sometimes, 'The Problem' can be all-consuming, keeping us stuck and creating barriers to change. Strengths-based practice keeps the focus squarely on identifying, mobilising and celebrating strengths.The principles and skills of strengths-based practice include:Values and beliefs of the strengths approach; How 'Power Over' can occur and working towards 'Power With'; Creating conditions for change; Using the 5-column approach to implement plans; and key strength approach skills such as externalising, scaling, reframing and normalising


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* 40 Hour Famine40 Hour Famine


40 Hour Famine
16-18 August
National

World Vision Australia's 40 Hour Famine is one of Australia’s biggest community awareness and youth fundraising events. It is a powerful – and meaningful – way that Australians can experience what life is like for children who have to go without – Every. Single. Day.


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* Taste of Appreciative InquiryTaste of Appreciative Inquiry


A Taste of Appreciative Inquiry
17 August
Brisbane, QLD

This workshop is designed for all those who are dipping their toes into the Appreciative Inquiry water and would like a simple and practical guide to this approach. It is ideal for: CEOs, team leaders, managers, HR or OD practitioners and anyone interested in the Appreciative Inquiry philosophy, whether personally or professionally.


* Chair Chi Level One (Brisbane)Chair Chi Level One (Brisbane)


Chair Chi (Level One)
17 August
Brisbane, QLD

In this highly interactive workshop you will learn how to deliver a basic Chair Chi session, which includes gentle exercises and strategies that will help enhance your clients emotional, psychological and physical well-being. Basic topics include: Understanding Chi – Yin Yang philosophy – Teaching (square method) – Safety Processes – 7 Directions – Chair Chi principles. You will also learn how to adapt the skills for those who have a disability.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* 40 Hour Famine40 Hour Famine


40 Hour Famine
16-18 August
National

World Vision Australia's 40 Hour Famine is one of Australia’s biggest community awareness and youth fundraising events. It is a powerful – and meaningful – way that Australians can experience what life is like for children who have to go without – Every. Single. Day.


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* Appreciative Intelligence®Appreciative Intelligence®


Unleashing Appreciative Intelligence®
18 August
Brisbane, QLD

Appreciative Intelligence® enables people to be highly successful in work and in life; to come up with fresh, innovative ideas, inspire others to join with them on their journey towards desired goals – and ultimately reach those goals in spite of challenges or barriers encountered along they way. This interactive, hands-on workshop will show you how to identify and expand your capacity for Appreciative Intelligence®, offering highly practical exercises to help you become more successful, creative, resilient and fulfilled.


* Chair Chi Level Two (Brisbane)Chair Chi Level Two (Brisbane)


Chair Chi (Level Two)
18 August
Brisbane, QLD

This one-day workshop is Level Two of our three-stage Chair Chi Training Program. This workshop is also highly interactive and includes a refresher of the skills already learned in Level One. This Level Two workshop deepens the learning of Chi concepts and philosophy and has additional exercise sets to enable you to provide a variety of skills for your clients. It includes the 1-2-3 exercise set which is an excellent combination of Chi skills that are essential for energising and calming at a deeper level.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* 40 Hour Famine40 Hour Famine


40 Hour Famine
16-18 August
National

World Vision Australia's 40 Hour Famine is one of Australia’s biggest community awareness and youth fundraising events. It is a powerful – and meaningful – way that Australians can experience what life is like for children who have to go without – Every. Single. Day.


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* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* World Humanitarian DayWorld Humanitarian Day


World Humanitarian Day
19 August
International

World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as part of a Swedish-sponsored GA Resolution A/63/L.49 on the Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Assistance of the United Nations, and set as 19 August. It marks the day on which the then Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his colleagues were killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* Tools of the TradeTools of the Trade


Tools of the Trade
20-21 August
Melbourne, VIC

Participants will explore key strength-based principles, skills and questions, as well as the role of creativity in inspiring good practice and preventing burn out. They will leave with a myriad of invigorating ideas they can incorporate immediately into their work, using the tools and resources published by Innovative Resources.


* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* Tools of the TradeTools of the Trade


Tools of the Trade
20-21 August
Melbourne, VIC

Participants will explore key strength-based principles, skills and questions, as well as the role of creativity in inspiring good practice and preventing burn out. They will leave with a myriad of invigorating ideas they can incorporate immediately into their work, using the tools and resources published by Innovative Resources.


* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* Daffodil DayDaffodil Day


Daffodil Day
24 August
National

Daffodil Day raises funds for Cancer Council to continue its work in cancer research, providing patient support programs and prevention programs to all Australians. The daffodil represents hope for a cancer-free future. Merchandise is on sale throughout August, and you can donate to Daffodil Day at any time.


* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* A Walk in the ParkA Walk in the Park


A Walk in the Park: Parkinson's
25 August
Melbourne, VIC

A Walk in the Park is a positive way to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and those living with Parkinson’s; to support, celebrate and remember! A Walk in the Park is a 4km leisurely (non-competitive) stroll along the banks of Melbourne’s famous Yarra River. It is the major fundraising and awareness raising event for Parkinson’s Victoria in pursuit of its vision of A world without Parkinson’s. It is a people’s event: it gives a voice to all those living with or “touched by” Parkinson’s. The annual Walk has received overwhelming community support since its inception in 2009.


* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* Meals on WheelsMeals on Wheels


National Meals on Wheels Day
28 August
National

Meals on Wheels Australia's National Meals on Wheels Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in August each year. This annual celebration recognises the work of the organisations’ 78,700 volunteers at over 740 branches around the country.


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* Walk With Me 2013Walk With Me 2013


Walk With Me
30 Aug - 15 Sep
National

Walk With Me is a national walk that celebrates the achievements of people with a disability. Each year there are walks of varying distances in every state on different dates; each location has a single date for the event. Walk With Me fosters awareness and inclusion while raising much needed funds for organisations that support people with a disability across Australia. Walk With Me is neither a fun run nor a competitive fitness event, but a recreational walk. It provides family, friends, colleagues, businesses and members of the general public with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with a disability. You can support Walk With Me 2013 by walking, volunteering, fundraising or making a donation. So take the challenge, choose an event in your area and Walk With Me!


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* Doctors for DoctorsDoctors for Doctors


31 August
Medecins Sans Frontieres Australia. This annual day raises funds for the emergency medical work of Medecins Sans Frontieres by encouraging doctors to support their colleagues in the field, who practise medicine at the frontline in communities confronting disaster, epidemic, war and other crises


* Walk With Me 2013Walk With Me 2013


Walk With Me
30 Aug - 15 Sep
National

Walk With Me is a national walk that celebrates the achievements of people with a disability. Each year there are walks of varying distances in every state on different dates; each location has a single date for the event. Walk With Me fosters awareness and inclusion while raising much needed funds for organisations that support people with a disability across Australia. Walk With Me is neither a fun run nor a competitive fitness event, but a recreational walk. It provides family, friends, colleagues, businesses and members of the general public with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with a disability. You can support Walk With Me 2013 by walking, volunteering, fundraising or making a donation. So take the challenge, choose an event in your area and Walk With Me!


* Overdose Awareness DayOverdose Awareness Day


Overdose Awareness Day
31 August
International

International Overdose Awareness Day is held on August 31st each year. Commemorating those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose, it also acknowledges the grief felt by their families and friends. Celebrated around the world, International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death, especially for those mourning the loss of family and friends. It also spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.


           
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