ANZUP Cancer Trials Group has launched a fun and easy-to-participate fundraising event called Below the Belt #YourWay. It comes as the annual fundraising event, Below the Belt Pedalthon was postponed to 2021.
The #YourWay challenge encourages Aussies and Kiwis to get up and get moving in any way they like, whether that’s cycling, walking or running through the month of September. The month being chosen as it’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Father’s Day on 6 September.
Participants are encouraged to fundraise as they take part in the challenge, sharing their progress with friends, family and colleagues and supporting them along the way. Whether it’s at home, in the office or outdoors, people can exercise any way they want, #YourWay, to help raise awareness and funds for below the belt cancer research.
“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,” Australian professional track cyclist and Olympic bronze medalist Kaarle McCulloch says.
“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.”
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.
Its aim is to raise $100,000 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.