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CanTeen National Bandanna Day
|Venue:||All items will be on sale at Woolworths, Woolworths Petrol, Wendys, Super Cheap Auto, BCF, Goldcross Cycles, Amart, Ray's Outdoors, Rebel Sport, Newslink, and GNC Live Well as well as street stalls!|
|Date:||'Friday 26th October'|
|Fee:||CanTeen's bandannas sell for $4, pens $3 and the lapel pins $5.|
|Booking:||Bandannaday.com.au or call 1800 226 833.|
|National Bandanna Day is CanTeen's largest annual fundraiser, which raises funds for CanTeen to support young people living with cancer through running counselling and support programs, and establishing special youth cancer centres and services in hospitals. |
Each year about 18,000 12-24 year-olds are confronted with a cancer diagnosis - whether it is their own or that of a parent, brother or sister. These shocking facts mean that thousands of young people have to come to terms with a cancer diagnosis on top of dealing with regular teen issues such as body image and peer pressure.
This year there are five new bandanna designs on sale and a lapel pin. CanTeen's bandannas sell for $4, pens $3 and the lapel pins $5. All items will be on sale at Woolworths, Woolworths Petrol, Wendys, Super Cheap Auto, BCF, Goldcross Cycles, Amart, Ray's Outdoors, Rebel Sport, Newslink, and GNC Live Well as well as street stalls nationally on CanTeen's National Bandanna Day, Friday 26th October.
The 2012 Melbourne Breast Cancer Bra Walk
|Venue:||Lillydale Lake (Melway 38, Main Entrance G7, overflow carpark F5)|
|Date:||'Sunday 21st October 2012'|
|Time:||Register from 10:00am and walk at 11:30. Event finishes at 2.30pm|
|Fee:||$20 per person (16 years and over), $40 per family (two adults and two children - children under five are free) and $10 per child (six to 15 years)|
|The Pinker sisters have their bras at the ready for the second year of their fundraising initiative, The Melbourne Breast Cancer Bra Walk.|
The funds raised from next Sunday's event will be split equally between the Yarra Valley Ladies in Pink and the Maroondah Breast Clinic, to allow continued support for those in the community affected by breast cancer.
Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day
|Date:||'Monday 22nd of October '|
|Say I (heart) you & win! Whether it's someone who's been affected by breast cancer or somebody you simply haven't told in a while, don't just 'like' their status update, tell them they're special. Share your heart now and help beat breast cancer. |
Great Scott, it's Back to the Future for Parkinson's
|Venue:||The Astor Theatre: Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, St Kilda|
|Date:||'Saturday 27th of October'|
|Time:||Back to the Future Part 1 - 4pm, Back to the Future Part 2 - 6.30pm & Back to the Future Part 3 - 9pm|
|Fee:||$25 per movie & Children 3 to 14 years: $15 per movie|
|Parkinson's Victoria will hit 88 miles per hour and break through the time barrier on Saturday 27th of October by hosting an exclusive charity screening of the 'Back to the Future' trilogy at The Astor Theatre in St Kilda.|
This is one of those rare occasions where all three films will be screened together, since their original release in 1985, 1989, and 1990 respectively and following its 25th anniversary in 2010.
Back to the Future is one of the greatest, most popular movies of all time and stars Michael J Fox, who has been living with Parkinson's for many years.
The films are digitally re-mastered editions that will come to life on the Astor's state of the art Barco 4K 32B projector. This high-tech equipment boasts four times the resolution of the industry-accepted standard.
Get into the spirit of the event and come dressed as your favourite character or period from one of the films (1950s, 1980s, 1880s or 2015) and have a chance to win a fantastic prize.
There'll be other fun competitions on the day, the chance to write a special message to Michael J Fox, share your favourite 'Back to the Future' moment, the chance to meet 'Doc' and have your photo taken with one of the other stars of the film, the original time machine, the Delorean.
The Wedding Party
|Venue:||ACMI (Federation Square)|
|Date:||'Sunday the 7th of October'|
|The release premiere will take place at ACMI (Federation Square) on Sunday the 7th of October.|
This is a charity event and all funds raised on the night will be donated to Very Special Kids.
Silent Morning Tea
|Date:||'Tuesday 2nd October'|
|Booking:||03 9843 2056 |
|From Tuesday 2nd October, silence will fall across the state as Victorians hold a raft of Silent Morning Teas featuring lots of cuppas but no gossip... at least none that you can hear. |
Created by Scope to celebrate International AAC Awareness Month, the Silent Morning Tea encourages us to communicate in ways other than speech, to raise awareness about the different ways people communicate.
One in every 500 Victorians have significant speech difficulties. These individuals use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) which includes pointing to pictures or words, using facial expression, gestures and Key Word Signs and, in some instances, using a voice output machine.
All Victorians are being encouraged to host a silent morning tea any time across October to experience and appreciate the difficulties people without speech encounter on a daily basis.
Bright Pink Lipstick Day
|Date:||'Friday 28th of September'|
|Friday 28 September is the inaugural Bright Pink Lipstick Day and Aussies of all ages are trading their lip balm for bright pink lipstick in an innovative, fun and funky way to raise awareness of genetic breast and ovarian cancer. This initiative by Pink Hope aims to raise funds for Australia’s only community dedicated to supporting women and their families at high risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. |
Cappuccino for a Cause
|Date:||'Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October'|
|Cappuccino for a Cause, an annual fundraising event by Gloria Jean's Coffees is seeking to raise $170,000 for Variety - the Children's Charity this October. Donation boxes, in coffee houses nationally will be dedicated to raising funds for Variety throughout the month. A percentage of profits will also be donated through the sale of all specially designed travel cups and shortbread heart cookies. |
There are four ways guests can support Variety - The Children's Charity through Cappuccino for a Cause:
Visit a Gloria Jean's coffee house on 26th - 27th of October and purchase a cappuccino - 50 cents from every cappuccino sold goes to Variety;
Make a donation - donation boxes in coffee houses will be dedicated to Variety during October;
Purchase a Shortbread Heart Cookie - two for RRP$2 with 50 cents going to the charity;
Variety will receive $2 from the sale of all Gloria Jean's Coffees Travel Cups in October.
Pink Ribbon Ride
|Date:||'October 14th, 2012'|
|Harley-Davidson Australia is supporting its third Pink Ribbon Ride for breast cancer research on October 14. This is a fantastic event where the roads of NSW and VIC become a sea of pink as thousands dress up their motorbikes in the brightest fashions to raise money for the worthy cause. |
National Parks and Wildlife Service 2 Wheeled Treks Cycling Events
|Date:||'3rd - 27th of October, 2012'|
|Now in its second year, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service's 2 Wheeled Treks community cycling events will be held across the state from 3 to 27 October 2012. This year 2 Wheeled Treks has expanded to incorporate over a dozen events, many led by National Parks and Wildlife Discovery Rangers. Events range from leisurely meanders for all ages and fitness levels - perfect for families - through to adrenaline-charged challenges for mountain biking enthusiasts.|
2 Wheeled Treks includes National Park Discovery-guided rides in national parks on the NSW North Coast, Mid North Coast, Hunter, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Greater Western Sydney, Southerland and Illawarra Shires, South Coast and Western NSW, during October 2012.