Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is participating in an event called Steptember – and by being part of it you can get fit and help others.
Steptember is a national fundraising initiative coordinated by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance each year.
Your challenge is to take 10,000 steps a day for 28 days straight, starting on September 4.
You join in teams of four and ask your family and friends to sponsor you for your efforts.
All money raised goes towards helping children and adults living with cerebral palsy – many of whom will never be able to take a single step without assistance.
The average person only takes 3000-5000 steps a day.
It might sound like a lot but its way under the recommended 10,000 steps we all need to take to lead healthy lives.
Last year, 337 WSLHD staff participated, taking more than 77 million steps (59,417kms) raising more than $28,146, placing us fourth on the NSW Health leaderboard.
Steptember is the perfect opportunity to get out from behind your desk and make a positive change – with the added benefit of helping a good cause.
Registration costs $25 per person and WSLHD has negotiated free participation for all our employees, so it won’t cost you a cent.
Organise a team of four colleagues and nominate one ‘team captain’.