Get sponsored to do 30 mins of physical activity for 30 days and help stop bowel cancer
Thursday 4 January 2018
Register your interest today to challenge yourself this year to 30 mins of physical activity every day in June and raise money to support vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer.
In June 2017, hundreds of our supporters took part in the very first Step up for 30 raising nearly £30,000 for the charity.
It’s really simple, just get sponsored to do 30 minutes of physical activity every day for 30 days in June. Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of bowel cancer. Every 30 mins someone dies from the disease in the UK.
Luke Squires, Director of Fundraising at Bowel Cancer UK, says: “Last year we were overwhelmed with the positive response for Step up for 30. It was inspiring to see hundreds of our supporters step up to the challenge, especially as many of them were living with bowel cancer and going through treatment.
“Physical activity doesn’t just have to be about working out in a gym. You could walk, swim, dance, run, cycle, do yoga – the choice is up to you. If you’re new to regular physical activity you can still take part and get active by taking the stairs rather than the lift, doing housework, walking the dog, or getting off the bus a stop early – it’s that easy to get involved.”
Professor Annie S Anderson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Centre for Public Health Nutrition Research, says: “Taking action to be a healthy body weight is one of the most important ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer. Many dietary factors are important but so too is being as active as possible. One important message is that we should be physically active in everyday life (at home, work and leisure) and limit the time spent sitting, which can help to reduce bowel cancer risk as well as many other diseases.”
Whilst you’re getting fitter and feeling healthier, you’ll be raising money to support vital research and lifesaving work to help stop bowel cancer.
- Register your interest for Step up for 30
- Find out more about reducing your risk of bowel cancer
- Read our supporter’s blog about why she took part in Step up for 30 last year
- View more photos from Step up for 30 2017