Healthy Canberra: What’s Happening In June 2016
Another month has passed and again it’s time for our roundup of health-related events happening in the coming month.
As we always say, we here at Corinna Dental Group are we not only after your oral health but we also promote overall wellness. That is why we’d like to raise awareness about health-related activities happening next month and we’d like to encourage you to take part and to spread the word in whichever way you can.
1–8 June: Medical Research Week
Every year the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) celebrates Australia’s contribution to medical research. The ASMR holds speaking tours, public expositions, scientific meetings, public lectures and debates, radio shows and schools events and quiz plus more. Visit their website to know the activities lined up for Canberra next month.
13–19 June: International Men’s Health Week
Men’s Health Week in Australia provides “a platform for challenging and debating key issues in men’s health and to raise the profile of men, their health outcomes and health needs around the country each June.” (http://www.menshealthweek.org.au/). This year’s theme focuses on encouraging communities to start conversations about the elements of life that build health and life’s purpose.
Visit their website to know what’s on in Canberra to celebrate Men’s Health Week next month.
14 June: World Blood Donor Day
Every 14th of June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their gift of life. The event also aims to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations and to encourage others to do the same.
Visit the Australian Red Cross to see how blood donation works and to see if you may be eligible to give blood.
15 June: National Buddy Day
National Buddy Day is developed by National Australia Bank and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation to celebrate friendship and help raise awareness of bullying in Australian primary schools. Visit their website to learn more.
22 June: Red Apple Day
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and one of the highlights of the month is the Red Apple Day when we are encouraged to support the work of Bowel Cancer Australia by purchasing a Bowel Cancer Awareness Ribbon and holding apple themed fundraising activities. Visit their website to learn how you can get involved.
24 June: Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign by the SIDS and Kids organisation—a group dedicated to promoting safe sleeping and that provides bereavement support to families who have lost a child due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or sudden unexpected death in childhood (SUDC). More than 3,500 Australian families are affected every year.
Find out how you can be a part of this awareness campaign by visiting their website: http://www.rednoseday.com.au/