Date: 1 - 30 September 2021
All Notre Dame staff are invited to lace up their walking shoes, grab three team mates and sign up for Steptember, an annual fundraising event to support people who live with cerebral palsy. The fundraiser challenges participants to take 10,000 steps a day for 30 days this September to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy (CP) alliance. Whether it’s through early diagnosis and treatment, providing therapy and equipment or researching a cure, this fundraising effort can go a long way in improving the lives of children and adults living with cerebral palsy. This will be the second year the University participates in this initiative where 2021, saw 74 staff participate in this team event who collectively raised $11,039 to the charity and stepped 20,176,075 steps.
Notre Dame will cover the registration fees for staff, and participants can then contribute to the cause by encouraging their family and friends to donate to their team. Participants will go into the running to win prizes through the University, which will be announced at the end of Steptember.
How to register for Steptember under The University of Notre Dame Australia:
The great thing about this charitable challenge is that you can team up with colleagues from any campus or department, so take the opportunity to get to know people from different areas of the university or team up with new staff members you don’t know so well yet. If you prefer, you can also register online as an individual. Whether working from home or the office, now is the time to get fit and have fun while serving a great cause!
If you have any questions or would like further information, email P&C@nd.edu.au.
Here are some hints and tips to maximise your donations and get us one step closer to reaching our goals:
Time to get snapping! Adding a personal photograph to your fundraising page has been proven to boost donations by up to 85%.
More inspiration and remember every step you take and every dollar you raise supports a wide range of initiatives, helping children and adults living with cerebral palsy to live their best lives.
Stay up to date with Notre Dame’s progress and see whether you’ve made it onto the University’s leaderboard.