Step up for 30 this April
Tuesday 8 February 2022
We're calling on everyone to Step up for 30 this April during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
Today (Tuesday 8 February), we've launched our annual Step up for 30 fundraising campaign. It's really simple to take part, just get active each day throughout the month and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you.
Research shows that exercise is a great way to improve your physical health and mental wellbeing. It's known to boost your self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy.
There are lots of creative, free and easy ways that you can get active without using any equipment or needing to leave your home, such as taking part in an online fitness class, creating a circuit routine in your living room or even walking up and down your staircase.
Whilst you're getting fitter and feeling healthier, you'll also be raising money for us. Last year we raised an incredible £310,000 but we need your help to make this year just as successful.
Rachel Reed, past participant of Step up for 30, said: "I signed up to the challenge to help my recovery from my cancer diagnosis, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries and to improve my mental health post cancer treatment. I find keeping active is vital to ensure a positive outlook and help to rebuild your body and mind. I went for daily walks and did free online workouts. In the two years I completed the challenge I've raised over £1,800."
Luke Squires, Director of Fundraising at Bowel Cancer UK, comments: "Taking part in Step for up 30 couldn't be simpler. There are so many different ways to stay active every day that are free and easy to do throughout the month. We're determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer but we're entirely reliant on the generous support and commitment of people, like Rachel, signing up and raising funds by taking part in events like Step up for 30. Your fundraising will help us continue to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer."