Looking for a worthwhile fitness challenge to motivate your clients and members, regardless of how, where – and if – they’re currently exercising?
ANZUP Cancer Trials Group has launched an ‘easy to participate’ new fundraising event called Below the Belt #YourWay to raise money for research into urogenital cancers.
Due to ANZUP’s annual fundraising event, Below the Belt Pedalthon, being postponed until 2021, the Below the Belt #YourWay challenge is encouraging all Aussies and Kiwis to get up and get moving in any way they like, whether that is cycling, walking or running. All they need to do is run/walk/cycle as many kilometres as they can throughout the month of September. Participants will be encouraged to fundraise as they take part in the challenge, sharing their progress and gathering support along the way.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and it is also Father’s Day on the 6 September, so this event is a timely way to mark Father’s Day and raise money for prostate cancer, which is still the most diagnosed cancer in Australian and New Zealand men. ANZUP (Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate) Cancer Trials Group is a charity that conducts clinical trials research to improve treatment of bladder, kidney, testicular, penile and prostate cancers. This group of cancers are called urogenital cancers, but are referred to by this organisation as ‘below the belt’ cancers.
Participants can exercise at home, in the office or outdoors and take part with their family, colleagues, friends or by themselves. They can choose to exercise every day or intermittently throughout the month of September. It really is just doing something #yourway to help raise awareness and funds for below the belt cancer research and keeping your mind and body healthy at the same time. Kaarle McCulloch, Australian professional track cyclist and Olympic bronze medallist said, “I am super pleased to be involved with the Below the Belt #YourWay campaign. It is going to provide people with the flexibility to be involved in a way that has meaning to them. For me it means I can be involved in a way that is more than being an ambassador. I’ll be tracking all my training activity so that others can follow along with what it’s like to train like an Olympian all the while raising funds for ANZUP and helping them fund the trials that find better ways to treat cancers below the belt’.
ANZUP’s mission is to improve the outcomes for people diagnosed with below the belt (bladder, kidney, testicular, penile or prostate) cancer and their work is recognised in Australia, New Zealand and across the world as leading the field in genitourinary cancer research.
TheBelow the Belt #YourWay campaign allows Aussies and Kiwis everywhere to get involved without any risk of the event being impacted by COVID-19 because they can do the kilometres in their own time and space. ANZUP’s aim is to raise $100k that will directly go to clinical trials research for below the belt cancers.
Any participants that sign up will receive a Below the Belt #YourWay cycle shirt, t-shirt or cap and there are fundraising prizes for those that raise the most money for this important cause, including limited edition #YourWay t-shirts and recovery packs, along with prizes for the most kms, steps and weekly challenges. Go to belowthebelt.org.au/yourway to find out more, and then get a team of clients and colleagues together to sign up and start fundraising.