What is Step Up to Breast Cancer?

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This August, we are asking you to Step Up to Breast Cancer. Walk or run 10,000 steps a day throughout the month. Raise money for breast cancer research and improve your overall health and wellbeing at the same time. 

Who can register?

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Anyone! Whether you’re an individual, a team, a bunch of mates, or an entire sports club – registering for Step Up is easier than you might think. If you’re under 16, you’ll just have to get parental consent first (it’s a legal thing) – but use it as an excuse to get them signed up too! Click here to download our Parental Consent Form. Once complete send a scanned copy or photograph to stepup@nbcf.org.au.

How much does it cost to register?

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It’s completely free to register and participate in Step Up to Breast Cancer. 

How does it work?

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  1. Sign up – Sign up to walk or run 10,000 steps a day through the month of August.
  2. Get a team together – Stepping up with friends, family or colleagues will be more fun.
  3. Step Up to Breast Cancer! Track your steps and aim to get yourself on our Step Up leaderboard.

When and where is Step Up to Breast Cancer?

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Step Up to Breast Cancer is an online fitness challenge which runs for one month from 1st August 2023 to 31st August 2022. You decide where and when to complete your challenge.

What do I have to do?

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Walk or run 10,000 steps a day for the month of August and raise money for breast cancer research. Wherever you live, whatever your fitness level, you can decide where, when and how you Step Up to Breast Cancer. Setting a challenging personal goal will make it more likely others will sponsor you.

Where do the funds go that I raise?

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Every dollar you raise will go towards funding vital breast cancer research. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body funding world-class, game-changing breast cancer research. 9 Australians lose their life every day to breast cancer. We need your continued support to change the statistics. To find out more about some of the research projects NBCF fund, take a look here

Is there a minimum amount I have to raise?

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Raise as much as you can. Every dollar raised goes towards funding vital breast cancer research – the more you raise the more research NBCF can fund. How awesome would it be if you raise $1,000! If you’re stuck on how to boost your fundraising, please give us a call on 1300 803 551 or email us at stepup@nbcf.org.au.

How do I update my fundraising goal?

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Login to your Step Up to Breast Cancer account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘Edit my page’ and update your fundraising goal.

How can I learn more about the research NBCF funds?

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Since 1994, NBCF has invested over $190 million into 575 world-class research projects. Visit nbcf.org.au/research to read more about the ground-breaking research happening right now.

How do I bank any offline fundraising money I raise?

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The best way to bank your offline fundraising money is through your online fundraising page with your credit card. Your total fundraising amount will then be shown on your page.

How do I log my steps online?

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To log steps, simply login to your online fundraising page and ensure you are looking at your dashboard. From here, click 'Your Steps' and you will see a step tracking calendar. Click today's date and click 'mark complete' then enter in the total number of steps your completed. Repeat this process each day. 

You can track your steps using a smart phone, smart watch, fitbit/Gamin however you just need to login to your dashboard each day to manually input the number of steps you completed to update your step calendar on your fundraising page. 

Can I start recording my steps in the lead up to August?

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As Step Up to Breast Cancer takes place in August, it is only then that you will be able to track your steps. But you can certainly get out and start getting some practice in before August.

What resources are available?

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We want to make fundraising easy, so we have some great resources to help you do that. Your best tool is your online fundraising page – easy to set up and easy to share. It is the best way to get donations and spread the word about your Step Up to Breast Cancer. From your fundraising page dashboard you can also download your event guide as well event posters, social posts and email signatures. All available to ensure your Step Up to Breast Cancer challenge is a success.

Facebook fundraising: why do you have this option?

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Setting up a fundraiser from your NBCF fundraising page through Facebook is an easier way to share your fundraising page and reach more people. We have had lots of great feedback about Facebook fundraising as the easiest way for people to share their challenge with their family and friends and collect donations. 

If people have donated to me through Facebook, will NBCF still receive the funds?

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Yes, if you have selected ‘National Breast Cancer Foundation’ as your charity of choice, we’ll receive the funds. However, there will be a slight delay.

Is my donation via Facebook secure?

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The Facebook Donate button is a Facebook-owned feature, please contact them directly with any queries about privacy and security. However, you can view their privacy policy here: https://m.facebook.com/payments_terms/privacy

Can I post my photos or details on NBCF's social media pages?

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Definitely! We’d love to see what you’re up to. You can post your photos directly onto our Facebook and Twitter pages and tag us in stories and posts on Instagram with @nbcfaus. Don't forget to use the hashtag #StepUpToBreastCancer and #I’mSteppingUpToBreastCancer so we can like, share or retweet your post!

Who do I contact if I have any other questions?

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We're always here to help. Give us a call on 1300 803 551 or email us at stepup@nbcf.org.au

We are also available on our social media channels. Get in touch!


Please let us know if any of your questions aren't covered by contacting us on stepup@nbcf.org.au and we will be happy to help.