Walk All Over Cancer is a fundraising and activity challenge that occurs annually every March in aid of the charity Cancer Research UK. Participants are challenged to a sponsored walk of 10,000 steps every day during the month, and all proceeds from the fundraising are donated to the charity.
Cancer Research UK funds research into cancer treatment and prevention across the world, working to develop new cancer drugs and provide the latest cancer information about cancer treatment and prevention to both health professionals and the public.
Participants can share details of their progress using the hashtag #walkallovercancer and walks can be either solo or walkers can challenge their friends and family to join them, or even take part with local walking groups. The NHS recommends 10,000 steps per day for optimum health, however with increasingly sedentary lives, many people do not reach this amount, and so the challenge is an opportunity to improve your own health as well as raise money for a good cause. By taking 10,000 steps per day, walkers will achieve 150 miles by the end of the month.
Anybody interested in getting involved in Walk All Over Cancer will find further resources including free printable materials and information on fundraising and tracking steps at www.cancerresearchuk.org.