Get Stepping and Sign Up for STEPtember

01 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021

Location: National
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.

Find out what activities you can do to help build steps.

How to register for Steptember under The University of Notre Dame Australia:

  1. Create a team of up to 4 participants and decide who will be the team captain.
  2. Your team captain then registers here and includes the names and email addresses of all team members.
  3. During the registration process, you’ll be asked if you’re joining an organisation – click on ‘Join an Organisation’ and enter the ‘University of Notre Dame Australia’.
  4. Once you’re at the checkout, enter the Notre Dame promo code: NOTRE2021, which waives your registration fee. (Please note this is for use by Notre Dame staff only).
  5. Other team mates will receive an automated email with a link for them to complete their own registration.

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&


Here are some hints and tips to maximise your donations and get us one step closer to reaching our goals:

  • Upload a picture to your support page

Time to get snapping! Adding a personal photograph to your fundraising page has been proven to boost donations by up to 85%.

  • Share your support page on social
    Make it easier for people to donate to you by posting your donation link in your social feeds.
  • Host a lunch and learn session for your colleagues
    Share your talent by hosting a lunch and learn session, online or in real life, with a donation to your fundraising page to take part.
  • Have a bake sale
    Gathering donations is made easier when you are offering something delicious. Whip up a batch of your signature cookies, cake or muffins and share them for a gold coin donation.
  • Dog walking
    If your neighbours, friends or family members own a dog, why not offer to take them on a daily walk during STEPtember in exchange for a donation? It’s an easy way to increase your step count and earn fundraising dollars at the same time.

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.