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May 2019

Lung Health Awareness Month

May 1 - May 31
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May marks Lung Health Awareness Month. The Lung Foundation is raising awareness about the importance of lung health and the signs and symptoms of lung disease. Anyone can get lung disease – it affects approximately 1 in 4 Australians and is the second leading cause of death in this country. Despite this, many people ignore the signs and symptoms of lung disease for far too long. The Lung Foundation is reminding people of the steps they can take to check…

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July 2019

Dry July

July 1 - July 31
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In July, an average of 11,526 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. No one asks for cancer, so we're asking Aussies to help, and go Dry this July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. Funds raised through Dry July go towards cancer support organisations across Australia, to help improve patient comfort, care and wellbeing. Having a month off alcohol also has great health benefits, such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers! So you're…

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September 2019

National Stroke Week

September 2 - September 8

National Stroke Week is 2-8 September and this year, Stroke Foundation is encouraging Australians to discover how easy it is to fit healthy habits into their day and do their part to prevent stroke. It’s estimated that more than 80 percent of strokes can be prevented simply by managing risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle. There are some risk factors for stroke which can’t be prevented like age, family history and prior stroke. If you’re male, your risk is…

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October 2019

World CP Day

October 6

October 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day. World CP Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy, families and CP organisations, in more than 60 countries.

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November 2019

World COPD Day

November 20

Shortness of breath shouldn’t stop anyone from living their dreams. Host a local World COPD Day event to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease symptoms, and what can be done to live well.

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