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June 2021

Mon 21 Jun

Motor Neurone Disease Global Day

Every year the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations celebrates 21 June as the global day of recognition of ALS/MND – a disease that affects people in every country of the globe. Motor neurone disease (MND) is a global problem. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity or demographic.   It is a devastating disease that affects over 350,000 of the world’s population, and kills over 100,000 people every year (International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations).   For every person diagnosed…

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Fri 25 Jun

Take your dog to work day

It’s the one day where it is completely acceptable to bring your pooch into the office. Besides an endless supply of furry cuddles, bringing your dog to work is also beneficial for your mental health and that of your enthusiastic puppy-petting co-workers. So here are some reasons why you and your fur child should participate in Take You Dog to Work Day… 1. Dogs relieve stress Not surprisingly, dogs can decrease stress levels in the office creating a happier, more…

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July 2021

Thu 1 Jul

Dry July

Why not register a Workplace Team to participate in Dry July this year? The Dry July website provides a range of free resources your workplace can use to help with promotion and fundraising ideas, even if your team is working from home. Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. The funds you raise will provide invaluable services for cancer patients, their families and carers – whether…

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Thu 1 Jul

Plastic Free July

What you can do Want some tips to find out how you can reduce plastic waste? The good news is, anyone can get involved. You can start out small, or really challenge yourself! Bin Audit A bin audit is a great way to take stock of what waste you could be avoiding, and improve your composting and recycling habits.   Workplace kitchens Your workplace’s kitchen can be a great place to start when it comes to reducing plastic. There are some…

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Sun 4 Jul

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is 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. (2021 National NAIDOC logo included above)

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Sun 11 Jul

National Diabetes Week

Aims to raise the awareness of diabetes in the community. Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic condition. Information and resources available on the website. Check closer to the date for updated information on the 2021 campaign.

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Fri 23 Jul

National Pyjama Day

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!

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Sat 24 Jul

Stress Down Day

Stress Down Day, is a fun and easy initiative designed to reduce stress and raise vital funds for Lifeline Australia. Stress Down Day promotes happiness, encourages help-seeking and raises awareness of suicide prevention through raising funds for Lifeline’s crisis support services. There are lots of ways you can laugh, get involved and raise funds all at once. This Stress Down day your workplace can help by encouraging people to take some time on July 24, or after, donating and feeling…

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Sun 25 Jul

Donate Life Week

This DonateLife Week, we encourage more Australians to register to be an organ and tissue donor, and to have a chat about it with their family and friends. While the majority of Australians believe it’s important to be an organ and tissue donor, only one in three are registered! If you’re a registered donor or become a registered donor during DonateLife Week have a chat with your friends, family and colleagues and encourage them to sign up too.

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Wed 28 Jul

World Hepatitis Day

Worldwide, 290 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”. Information, posters, social media images available for download on the website.

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