It's STEPtember and that means its time for VoicePlus staff to step up to the plate and help out a deserving cause - the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Did you know...
- cerebal palsy is the most common childhood disability
- 1 in every 400 babies born in Australia has cerebral palsy
- the average office worker only takes 3,000 steps a day
- 10,000 steps a day is the minimum for a healthy active person
For 28 consecutive days this September, seven teams of VoicePlus staff have committed to the challenge of Steptember - taking at least 10,000 steps a day to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance research foundation.
The rest of the VoicePlus team are helping out with fundraising contributions, moral support and eating lots of unhealthy chocolate bars that we are selling.
So far we have raised almost $1,000 and we are only one week into the challenge.
"It's a great cause and committing to Steptember has bought unexpected benefits to us all. Having a goal of helping others has really bought us altogether as a group and helped us to appreciate our blessings. It will also get us up from our desks and walking around Naremburn Park at lunchtimes, enjoying the fresh air, taking some healthy exercise and having a good chat.
"I encourage all our VoicePlus customers, suppliers and friends to donate to this worthwhile cause. In return, we pledge to stay the distance."Michael Giffney
VoicePlus Founder and Managing Director
2018 is second year of Steptember for VoicePlus
Last year was our first year of stepping out for kids with cerebral palsy. Last year we had four teams involved. This year our foundation customer, Coca-Cola Amatil, has inspired us to double our numbers. CCA has been proactive in urging all its suppliers to participate and has covered the registration fees for all participants. This meant we could donate those funds to our team fundraising efforts.