FAQs


Why 55 squats a day?

To represent and support the 55 Australians diagnosed with breast cancer every day in Australia.

Do I have to complete the 55 squats in one go?

No! You don't have to do them in one go. You are welcome to break the 55 squats up throughout the day (for example do 20 in the morning, 20 at lunch and 15 in the evening). 

Who can register?

Anyone! Whether you are working from home and looking to stay active, or if you are a group of colleagues or want to get the whole family involved the 55 Squat Challenge is for everyone to have fun and keep moving.

Is there a minimum amount I have to raise?

There is no minimum, we just ask you raise as much as you can! Every dollar raised goes towards funding game-changing breast cancer research - the more you raise, the more research NBCF can fund. How awesome would it be if you raised $1,000? If you’re stuck on how to boost your fundraising total, give us a call on 1300 803 551 or email us at 55squats@nbcf.org.au.

What resources are available?

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 55 Squat Challenge. From your fundraising page dashboard, you can also download your event guide as well event posters, social posts, Facebook frames and email signatures. We also have an Instagram filter so you can easliy let everyone know your're taking on the 55 Squat Challenge. 

I’m having difficulty signing up. Can you help?

We are happy to help! Contact us at 55squats@nbcf.org.au to guide you through the process.

I’ve forgotten my password

You can request a reset of your password through the platform. Click on “login” and then the "Forgot password?" link under “Member Login.”

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

Absolutely! We love to keep track of what our amazing fundraisers are getting up to. Don't forget to use the hashtag #55squats so we can see them.

How will the money I raise be used?

With your support, we can speed up the time it takes to make the next significant breast cancer breakthrough – and fast-track our progress towards zero deaths by 2030.

Since NBCF’s inception in 1994, $170 million has been invested in 534 projects of breast cancer research projects. Visit nbcf.org.au/research to learn more about the ground-breaking research happening right now.

How do I bank cash donations I raise from the challenge?

The best way to bank offline fundraising is through your online fundraising page with your credit card. 

To provide cash donors with a tax-deductible receipt, click on the My Donations tab of your 55 Squat Challenge dashboard to access the Add Offline Donation button. Enter your donor's details and make the payment using a credit or debit card. A tax deductible receipt will be sent to the email address provided for all donations over $2. 

I’ve shared my page on Facebook asking for donations using the Facebook Donate button. Will the funds I raise come to NBCF?

Yes, they will, however, we currently advise that you don’t use the Facebook Donate button to raise funds for your fundraiser as we can’t link any donations back to your fundraising page. If you’ve already set up a post, we ask that you:

  1. Delete the post, as this is the only way to remove the Facebook Donate button,
  2. Create a new Facebook post and share the link to your fundraising page without adding the ‘Donate’ button.

Why aren’t the donations that I’m receiving through Facebook showing up on my fundraising page?

Facebook donations are handled and held by a third party, so we can’t sync these donations with the 55 Squat Challenge campaign due to limitations with the Facebook Donate button functionality. Given these limitations, we advise you not to use the Facebook Donate button to raise funds.   

If you’d like your friends and family to donate to you, we encourage you to share the link to your fundraising page on your social media pages instead.

Why can’t you sync my Facebook donations?

Facebook donations are handled and held by a third party, and Facebook doesn’t have the functionality to sync donations to a fundraisers page at the moment. We’re working with Facebook to try to find a solution for the future, but currently we advise you not to use the Facebook Donate button to raise funds.

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

Yes, if you have selected ‘National Breast Cancer Foundation’ as your charity of choice, we’ll receive the funds. However, there will be a delay and in some instances, we are unable to see details of who made the donation This makes it difficult to confirm donations attributed to donate posts via Facebook.

Is my donation via Facebook secure?

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