ANZUP Cancer Trials Group – https://www.anzup.org.au/ – has just launched a fun and ‘easy to participate’ new fundraising event called Below the Belt #YourWay.
Due to ANZUP’s annual fundraising event, Below the Belt Pedalthon, being postponed until 2021, the Below the Belt #YourWay challenge is encouraging all Aussies and Kiwis to get up and get moving in any way they like, whether that is cycling, walking or running. All they need to do is run/walk/cycle as many kilometres as they can throughout the month of September. Participants will be encouraged to fundraise as they take part in the challenge, sharing their progress with their friends, family and colleagues, to help support them along the way. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and it is also Father’s Day on the 6th September, so this event is a great, timely way for us to commemorate Father’s Day and raise money for prostate cancer, still the most diagnosed cancer in AUNZ men.
Participants can exercise at home, in the office or outdoors and take part with their family, colleagues, friends or just by themselves. They can choose to exercise everyday or intermittently throughout the month of September. It really is just doing something #yourway to help raise awareness and funds for below the belt cancer research and keeping your mind and body healthy at the same time.
Kaarle McCulloch, Australian professional track cyclist and Olympic bronze medallist said, “I am super pleased to be involved with the Below the Belt #YourWay campaign. It is going to provide people with the flexibility to be involved in a way that has meaning to them in the current world circumstances.
“For me it means I can be involved in a way that is more than being an ambassador. I’ll be tracking all my training activity so that others can follow along with what it’s like to train like an Olympian all the while raising funds for ANZUP and helping them fund the trials that find better ways to treat cancers below the belt,” continued McCulloch. ANZUP’s mission is to improve the outcomes for people diagnosed with below the belt (bladder, kidney, testicular, penile or prostate) cancer and their work is recognised in Australia, New Zealand and across the world as leading the field in genitourinary cancer research.
The Below the Belt #YourWay campaign allows Aussies and Kiwis everywhere to get involved without any risk of the event being impacted by COVID-19 because they can do the kilometres in their own time and space.
ANZUP’s aim is to raise $100k that will directly go to clinical trials research for ‘below the belt’ cancers. Any participants that sign up will receive a Below the Belt #YourWay cycle shirt, t-shirt or cap and then there are fundraising prizes for those that raise the most money for this important cause including limited edition #YourWay t-shirts and recovery packs. Along with prizes for the most kms, steps and weekly challenges.
Go to http://www.belowthebelt.org.au/yourway to sign up and start fundraising.