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Awareness Days - October 2022

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  • Some of the information (sourced from has been edited for length and clarity.

  • This is not an exhaustive list of all the awareness days (we have chosen ones that are either relevant to Australia or observed globally).

  • For the best formatting, this article is best viewed on a desktop computer or laptop.

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General Causes this Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

- Girl's Night In

- Pink Ribbon Breakfast Campaign

Dyslexia Awareness Month

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  • Walktober is an annual health awareness and fundraising event that challenges people to move for 31 minutes of every day for 31 days in October


Awareness Days

Saturday 1 October

Sunday 2 October

Monday 3 October

Wednesday 5 October

Monday 10 October

Thursday 6 October

Friday 7 October

Tuesday 11 October

Wednesday 12 October

Friday 14 October

Saturday 15 October

Sunday 16 October

World Food Day

  • Poster contest (if you’re aged between 5 and 19). Use your imagination and create a poster showing a world where no one is left behind, and everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food.

Monday 17 October

National Edge Day

National Day for the Eradication of Poverty

  • 2022 Theme: Dignity for All in Practice

Tuesday 18 October

Thursday 20 October

Friday 21 October

Monday 24 October

World Kangaroo Day

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Diwali - Festival of Lights

World Polio Day

Thursday 27 October

Friday 28 October

National Bandanna Day

Day for Daniel - Wear Red! The colour that represents child safety and the Daniel Morcombe foundation

Monday 31 October


Awareness Weeks


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