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Steps For Cancer Support Challenge

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  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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It's that time of the year, again, to register for the Steps for Cancer Support Challenge. Each year the AIWC creates several teams of 10 people to participate in a 20-day steps challenge. Our entry fee helps raise money for Cancer Support Switzerland (formally the English Speaking Cancer Association - ESCA CS).

How does this work?

  1. Sign up and pay a CHF 25 entry fee which goes directly to Cancer Support Switzerland. 
  2. Indicate how many average, daily steps you would like to accomplish. We will build teams of people with similar goals. The following is an indicator of how much time and distance your step goals may take:

5,000 steps = about 3 Km, 45 minutes

10,000 steps = about 6 Km, 1hr30

15,000 steps = about  10 Km, >2hrs

3. Before the Challenge begins, you will download the Pacer app onto your phone. It will record, or sync from a smart watch, each participant's steps on a daily basis. As the day progresses (wherever you are in the world) the team's steps total up to let you know where you place relative to the other teams, thus creating a gentle competition.

This is a fun activity open to your family and friends over 16 years old! The AIWC teams will create team WhatsApp groups to cheer each other on; and Sara will be organizing some extra walks during this time so we can walk together.

The Steps for Cancer Support Challenge 2023 runs for 20 days between May 2 and May 21.

Our entry fees of CHF 250 per team, along with any other donations we can raise go to Cancer Support Switzerland's efforts that have been helping families in Geneva for over twenty years.

Questions can be direct to Christine BB at aiwcactivities@gmail.com. Alternatively, you can visit the Steps Challenge webpage here.

When you register for the challenge, you will need to provide a unique email for you and your guests. These emails will be given to Cancer Support Switzerland. A few days before the event begins, a link will be sent directly to each participant. You will be required to download the Pacer application in order to participate since this is how your steps will be counted. You'll be able to follow your team's progress (no personal names will be published) and get your friends to donate to the challenge on the Leaderboard page. The great thing about this app is that it is not tracking your GPS location so you can record your steps without roaming. However, you should sync at the end of the day on wifi.

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