Healthy Canberra: January 2016 Events

Healthy Canberra: January 2016 Events

As we welcome the new year, let’s resolve to have not only a good oral health but to also aim for overall wellness.

Like we always do at the end of the month, we’re rounding up some health-related observances happening here in Canberra next month, and we encourage you to take part and to spread the word in whichever way you can.

Below are the list of observances as we welcome January 2016.

4 January – World Braille Day

World Braille Day is an annual celebration, which recognises the contributions of Louis Braille, inventor of Braille, in helping blind and visually impaired people to read and write. This observance creates awareness on the challenges faced by visually impaired individuals and encourages businesses and governments to create economic and social opportunities for the blind.

Visit the Canberra Blind Society to find out how you can help.

16 January – Big Red BBQ

Consider hosting your own Big Red BBQ in support of Kidney Health Australia. Proceeds raised from your Big Red BBQ will go towards Kidney Health Australia’s programs to promote good kidney health through education, advocacy, research and support. Visit their website to learn more.

31 January – World Leprosy Awareness Day

The last Sunday of January sees thousands of people across the globe pausing to remember those whose lives are so drastically affected by leprosy. Visit the The Leprosy Mission of Australia to know how you can help.