Join us for STEPtember

Did you know adding more exercise into your daily routine can reduce stress levels, increase productivity and boost your immune system? Join us for STEPtember to move together for cerebral palsy.

In these times of lockdown and reduced movement, there’s never been a better time to join Australia’s leading health and wellness fundraising event. Not only will you be doing your brain and body good, but you’ll also be raising vital funds to support people living with cerebral palsy. From research into the causes and prevention of cerebral palsy to identifying babies at risk and providing essential mobility equipment, you can create lasting impact.

So let’s all get active, get connected and foster teamwork. Take the challenge of taking 10,000 steps each day during September. With more than 40 activities that will count towards your 10,000 steps, you can walk, swim, ride, wheel or spin your way through September.

Did you know that, every 20 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy resulting from damage to the developing brain? Whether it’s through early intervention, life-changing technology and equipment, or ground-breaking research, by stepping up you can help to improve the lives of children and adults living with cerebral palsy.

Last year we stepped up for STEPtember and together we raised a grand total of $22,996. This year our goal is to get even more people stepping and raise $50.000, so let's go! 

ACU has a great history of participating in STEPtember. This year we are joining forces to create a fun and engaging program for all participants that not only supports a wonderful organisation, but helps us all to find and encourage healthy habits and a love for steps.

Join our 'lunch n learn'

Staff and students are also invited to join the School of Allied Health and ACU Sport at a 'lunch n learn' Zoom session with Dale Walker from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. 

In this session, Dale will take us through:

  • a brief overview of cerebral palsy and Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • what we’re fundraising for, with a focus on the research conducted here in Australia
  • some stepping and fundraising tips
  • instructions on how to register and an opportunity to register on the spot.

There will also be time to ask any questions you might have about STEPtember or the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, plus a bit of fun and some prizes to win at the end of the session.

'Lunch n learn' details:

You do not need to register to attend the Zoom 'lunch n learn'. Simply add the event hyperlink below to your calendar and click to join on the day:

Register under ACU

Register your team under Australian Catholic University for free registration. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Create your team of up to four people, nominate a team captain and create a unique team name.
  2. The team captain then registers your team at which automatically links your team to Australian Catholic University.
  3. Here, the team captain will need to enter the names and emails of the team members, select ‘Pay for team’, then use the promo code ACU2021 at the checkout for free registration.
  4. Once your team captain has completed the team registration, each team member will be emailed an invitation link in order to complete their own registration.
Join the community

Join the passionate STEPtember community at STEPtember Facebook Community Group and STEPtember Linkedin and we encourage you to check out the STEPtember FAQs if you have any questions.

Happy stepping!

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