New challenge launched in honour of the nearly 6,000 women diagnosed with cancer each month in Australia

Each month in Australia nearly 6,000 women receive the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis. Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) has launched its inaugural 6,000 Steps A Day Challenge, to show support for every Australian women impacted by cancer each month.

6000 Steps A Day runs throughout October as a Facebook Challenge, during ACRF’s Women’s Cancer Awareness Month and aims to raise $150,000 for pioneering cancer research. Research that aims to accelerate the prevention, detection and treatment of ALL types of cancer.

ACRF’s CEO, Kerry Strydom said initiatives like 6,000 Steps A Day Challenge allows Australians to provide tangible hope to the nearly 6,000 women who receive a cancer diagnosis each month by supporting bold and life-saving cancer research projects.

“Cancer still impacts far too many people. Every dollar we raise  takes us one step closer to better understanding and management of this destructive disease. Supporting ACRF means backing cancer research projects that push boundaries and blaze new trails. You’re giving scientists access to cutting-edge technology that drives innovation and saves lives,” said Kerry.

“We’re encouraging all Aussies to get behind this new initiative, it’s a fun campaign that you can do with friends or on your own. Together we can unite as a community and raise vital funds that bring us closer to our vision of a world without cancer.” Participants can register to take part in the 6,000 Steps a Day Challenge here.