28 February 2017
Thousands of people across the country will be commencing their walking or running challenge tomorrow, Wednesday 1 March 2017 which marks the first day of Cancer Council’s The March Charge.
But it’s not too late to register! Everyone is encouraged to set themselves a challenge online at www.themarchcharge.com.au to participate in the month-long fitness movement and fundraise for Cancer Council.
You can compete as an individual, with a partner or in a team. The distance based challenge can be completed anytime in March by either walking or running and keeping track of how far you’ve gone.
While raising much needed funds to support anyone affected by cancer, The March Charge will also be addressing the need for more physical activity.
Every year in Australia around 37,000 cancer cases are preventable. Leading a healthy lifestyle, which includes regular physical activity, is one of the best ways to reduce your cancer risk.
Over 1,800 cases of bowel, breast (post-menopause) and endometrial cancer could be prevented each year if Australians were physically active for more than 150 minutes per week.
Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size encourage South Australian’s to jump on board for an important cause. “Why not join the Charge and help cut your cancer risk by getting out there and having some fun.”
The March Charge provides an opportunity for everyone, no matter what their fitness level, to get healthy and contribute to a cancer-free future. Money raised from Cancer Council’s The March Charge helps fund world-class research, prevention and advocacy programs, and support services to help those affected by cancer at every part of their journey.
People are urged to donate or take part by registering online at www.themarchcharge.com.au.