National Pain Week

Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week

Health Weeks

12-06-2017

This year, the theme of Men’s Health Week is ‘Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance’. This theme explores the different ways men and boys are managing to keep healthy – physically and emotionally – in a busy and sometimes challenging world. From 12–18 June 2017, communities around the country will come together to create events, promotions and activities tailored to the needs of men and boys.

1510_Men's_Health_WeekMen and boys face different health and wellbeing concerns than women and girls, and Men’s Health Week is an opportunity to both acknowledge their differences and look for ways to improve the health and wellbeing of men and boys throughout Australia. Read More >

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Health Weeks

03-06-2017

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is an annual initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia running throughout the month of June (1 – 30 June each year), to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 80 Australians every week.

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer.

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month has a positive message – saving lives through early detection – as bowel cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early. Read More >

National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care Week

Health Weeks

23-05-2017

National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia. 

The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is ‘You matter, your care matters. Palliative care can make a difference’.

National Palliative Care Week is a national week supported by the Department of Health to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community.

The theme addresses the need for aged care services to provide palliative care where appropriate.

PCA will highlight how palliative care can help people accessing aged care services to have a high quality of life, right to the end of life.

People in aged care often have more than one chronic illness which affects their health in different ways. Palliative care can help manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Read More >

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

Health Weeks

22-05-2017

 During Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, 21 to 27 May, Australians are being asked to “Face the Facts about Macular Degeneration” and take steps to reduce their risk.

  
  
The Facts:
  • An eye test can save your sight
  • 1 in 7 Australians over 50 have some evidence
  • 50% chance if a direct family history
  • You can have the early signs without knowing
  • Diet and lifestyle supports good macular health

Find out more

 

Healthy Hips Weeks 23-29 April 2017

Healthy Hips Weeks 23-29 April 2017

Health Weeks

18-04-2017

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Healthy Hips Week aims to bring together people from the hip dysplasia community, and beyond, to raise much needed funds to expand the support services and awareness campaigns of Healthy Hips Australia.

Prior to 2014, hip dysplasia had no representation in the community. The success of putting hip dysplasia on the national agenda lies with people passionate about improving support, awareness and early diagnosis for hip dysplasia, volunteering their time and getting creative to organise a fundraiser.

Your support gives people impacted hip dysplasia the best chance to feel equipped to manage during treatment and to help increase awareness amongst the general community. Help stamp out late diagnosis, let others know they are not alone, and put hip dysplasia on the national agenda this Healthy Hips Week.

World Allergy Week, 2-8 April 2017

World Allergy Week, 2-8 April 2017

Health Weeks

29-03-2017

 

World Allergy Week 2017 The Agony of Hives

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is addressing the need for greater awareness and understanding of allergy topics as well as the exchange of ideas and collaboration in order to address treatment and quality-of-life issues related to the care of patients with urticaria.

For more information: Urticaria (hives)

WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK is 12 – 18 March 2017!

WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK is 12 – 18 March 2017!

Health Weeks

03-03-2017

GLAUCOMA RUNS IN FAMILIES…HAVE THE CONVERSATION…HAVE A CHECK

Register your event here and download all the resources to hold a successful event and raise funds to help Glaucoma Australia Beat Invisible Glaucoma in families.

You can register:

Online: Click here to complete our secure online form
or by Mail: Click here to download a form and mail it to:
Glaucoma Australia Inc
PO Box 420
Crows Nest NSW 1585

Once you have registered, make your B.I.G Breakfast a success.

Below is your fundraising toolkit to help you raise money to be used to increase glaucoma awareness and provide educational resources to the community. You will find information on planning your event and how to have the best B.I.G breakfast ever!

You can download the host pack here 

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Ovarian Cancer & Teal

Ovarian Cancer & Teal

Health Weeks

22-02-2017

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – an annual Ovarian Cancer Australia campaign. This campaign raises awareness of the signs and symptoms, risks and impact of ovarian cancer. It also raises vital funds to support Ovarian Cancer Australia’s work in awareness, support, advocacy and research. This February, Ovarian Cancer Australia invites Australians to host an Afternoon ‘Teal’ (teal is the international colour for ovarian cancer). It is an opportunity to bring family, friends and local community together to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

1495_Womens_cancer_and_Afternoon_TealOvarian cancer is a disease where some of the cells in one or both ovaries start to grow abnormally and develop into cancer.

Approximately 1,400 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Sadly, the death rate for ovarian cancer is relatively high – 2 out of 3 Australian women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die, and around 75% of women are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Read More >