Disability-related Events Calendar 2014

February 

 

* Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - Ovarian Cancer Australia

 4 - World Cancer Day

18 -International Asperger's Day - Asperger's Syndrome Support Network (Qld)

tbc - National Sunnies for Sight Day – International Centre for Eyecare Education

26 - Ovarian Cancer Australia's Teal Ribbon Day

 


 

March

1 - International Wheelchair Day

tbc - Bandaged Bear Appeal - The Children's Hospital at Westmead

tbc - World Glaucoma Week - Glaucoma Australia

10-16 - Brain Awareness Week - BrainAware

13-16 - World’s Greatest Shave – Leukaemia Foundation

21 - World Down Syndrome Day - United Nations

26 - Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness - Epilepsy Australia

tbc - Arthritis Awareness Week - Arthritis Australia

 


 

 April

tbc - The Great Australian Bite - Diabetes Australia

2 - World Autism Awareness Day - United Nations

7 - World Health Day - United Nations

11 - World Parkinson's Day - Parkinson's Victoria

28 - World Day for Safety & Health at Work - International Labor Organization (ILO)

tbc - International Guide Dog Day - Guide Dogs Victoria

 


 

May

* Jelly Baby Month - The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

* Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month - Neurofibromatosis Association of Australia Inc

6 - World Asthma Day - National Asthma Council Australia

tbc - National Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week - Tourette Syndrome Assoc. Australia

4-10 - Heart Week - Heart Foundation

4-10 - National Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Week - MND Australia

tbc - International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Awareness Week - ME/CFS Australia

tbc - Get Smart (Mother's Day) - Thyroid Foundation

11-17  Schizophrenia Awareness Week - Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW

19-20 - Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Hawaii.

21 - Leading the Way - Australian Network on Disability 3rd Annual National Conference, Sydney

tbc - Support Allergic Friends Everywhere Week - Anaphylaxis Australia

22 - Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – Cancer Council

tbc - 65 Roses Day - Cystic Fibrosis New South Wales

25-31- Kidney Health Week - Kidney Health

tbc - Macular Degeneration Awareness Week - Macular Degeneration Foundation Australia

tbc - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness week - Multiple Sclerosis Australia

 


 

 June

tbc - Thyroid Awareness Week- The Australian Thyroid Foundation

tbc - MS Walk and Fun Run - MS Australia

9-15 - International Men's Health Week - Men's Health Information and Resource Centre

tbc - City Mile Dash - Cancer Council NSW

tbc - MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Global Day - MND Australia

tbc - Red Nose Day - SIDS and Kids (25 years on)

tbc - World Scleroderma Day - Scleroderma Australia

 


 

July

13 - 19 - Diabetes Awareness Week- Diabetes Australia

22 - Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Day

25 - Stress Down Day - Lifeline Australia

28 - World Hepatitis Day - Hepatitis Australia

30 July - 5 August - Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week 


 

August

1 - Jeans for Genes Day - Children's Medical Research Institute

11 - 17 - Brain Injury Awareness Week - Brain Injury Australia

3-10 - National Healthy Bones Week - Dairy Australia and Osteoporosis Australia

22 - Daffodil Day - Cancer Council Australia

24-30 - Hearing Awareness Week - Deafness Forum of Australia


 


 

September

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

1-7 - National Asthma Week- The Asthma Foundation of Australia

1-7 - Parkinson's Awareness Week - Parkinson's Australia

1 - Gold Bow Day - The Australian Thyroid Foundation

8-14 - Eczema Awareness Week - Eczema Assoc. Australia

tbc - Badge Day - Epilepsy Centre

8-14 - National Stroke Week - National Stroke Foundation

10 - World Suicide Prevention Day (UN)

11 - R U OK? Day - R U OK?

13 - World First Aid Day

15 - World Lymphoma Awareness Day

21 - World Alzheimer's Day - Alzheimer's Australia

1 Sep-31 Oct - Light the Night - Leukaemia Foundation

15-21 - Headache and Migraine Week - Brain Foundation

21 - World Alzheimer's Day - Alzheimer's Australia

26 - Walk to Work Day - Pedestrian Council

28 - Doctors for Doctors Day - Medecins Sans Frontieres Australia

29 - World Heart Day - United Nations

 

 


 

October

* Mental Health Awareness Month - Mental Health Association NSW

Polio Awareness Month

* Breast Cancer Awareness Month

various - Girls Night In - Cancer Council Australia

1 - World Cerebral Palsy Day

4-11 - National Amputee Awareness Week - Limbs for Life

5-12 - Mental Health Week - Mental Health Commission

6-10 Sock it to Suicide - White Wreath Australia

12-18 - Haemophilia Awareness Week & Red Cake Day- Haemophilia Foundation Australia

9 - World Sight Day - Vision 2020 Australia

10 - World Mental Health Day - United Nations

12 - International Arthritis Day - Arthritis Victoria

17 - Loud Shirt Day – to benefit deaf children – Hear and Say Centre

20 - World Osteoporosis Day - International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)

20-24 - Sock it to Suicide Week - White Wreath Association

20-26 – Wear What Matters Week - MedicAlert Foundation

25 - World Polio Day - Polio Network Victoria

27 - Pink Ribbon Day - Cancer Council

31 - National Bandanna Day - CanTeen

 


 

November

Month of Movember- Movember Foundation

Lung Health Awareness Month - The Australian Lung Foundation

7 - National Walk to Work Day - Pedestrian Council

tbc - Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week - Independence Australia

9-15 - National Psychology Week - The Australian Psychological Society

12 - World Pneumonia Day - UN

14 - World Diabetes Day - Diabetes Australia

15 - White Cane Day - Vision Australia

16 - World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day - United Nations

24-28 - Assistance Dogs Australia Awareness Week - Assistance Dogs Australia

 


 

December

1 - World AIDS Day - Department of Health and Ageing

1 - Red Ribbon Appeal - runs in conjunction with World AIDS Day - ACON Sydney

3 - International Day of People with Disability  - United Nations

3-5 - Pathways12 Conference - Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability

 


 

 * Please note: Some dates and events are subject to change. We monitor these throughout the year and make updates as available. If your organisation has a relevant event which you would like us to include, please email info@and.org.au