With obesity on the rise in Australia, Step-a-thon is a good incentive to steer kids towards a healthier lifestyle. This national campaign for primary school children will help teach them how important it is to make every step count by encouraging them to keep active. From 31st August until 6th September 2015. kids will be counting their steps to help raise money for child health research and breakthrough treatments for life threatening allergies. The first 25,000 kids to register will receive a free slap-on pedometer to make counting their steps fun and easy.
Would you believe that 1 in 10 kids suffers from a food allergy and that heart disease is the cause of one third of childhood deaths? Every week 3 Australian children die from cancer. These figures are devastating and heart breaking and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is working towards eradicating these statistics so that kids everywhere can have a healthy future.
Step-A-Thon Ambassadors Commando Steve and Sarah Murdoch with the children
The first step to take is to register. In fact. everyone can help support child health research. If you think your child's school would like to know more about Step-a-thon, direct them to the website and they can register the whole school and use the resources supplied on the website. You can also share the event on social media or simply donate.
Once Parents have registered their children via the website, you'll be sent a Step-a-thon pack which includes a slap-band pedometer for the first 25,000 registrants to help them count their steps. Next, gather family and friends and get them to support your child to raise money for their Step-a-thon efforts via a personalised fundraising website. Here are a few ideas to help you on your way. Come September, it's time to get stepping.
With the introduction of teams this year, click here to find out more about how to set up your teams. Meet the Ambassadors who value a healthy active lifestyle and have stepped up to the challenge to get kids active and raise money for child health research. Check out the FAQ page for more details, and for hints and tips on healthy eating, click here. Join the conversation and keep updated via the Facebook page. Happy stepping for a great cause!
Commando Steve with a proud recipient of a slap band pedometer