Making every step count


About Steptember

Put your foot down for a great cause!

Looking for a way to increase your fitness levels, develop new healthy habits, have a great time with friends, and raise incredibly important funds to support people living with cerebral palsy (CP) right across New Zealand – all at the same time?

Then look no further, because here it is - Steptember 2019.

Run by The Cerebral Palsy Society in partnership with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Australia, the Steptember charity event challenges people to take 10,000 steps a day for 28 days straight in, yes you guessed it, the month of September.

Unlike many other charity challenges, Steptember is done in your own time. Just take 10,000 steps a day whenever you like, wherever you like, and log your steps online or via the Steptember App. And keeping track of those steps is just as easy with the fantastic new pedometer you’ll get just for signing up.

Sounds easy, right? Well, perhaps not. But certainly rewarding, inspiring – and enormously appreciated!

Help kids with cerebral palsy

Let’s face it. Taking 10,000 steps a day for 28 days straight is one heck of a commitment! But every step will be made easier because you’ll know that it’s all for a very worthy cause.

Thanks to the sponsorship of friends, family and colleagues, you’ll raise vital funds to help pay for services, programmes, and research into groundbreaking treatments for cerebral palsy.

Every dollar you raise during Steptember allows us to provide much-needed services, support, and care for so many kids and adults living with cerebral palsy and their families. Kids who have shown more courage and determination in their first few years than most of us need to in a lifetime.

But these things are only possible with your support. The steps that you’ll take this Steptember will help more Kiwi kids to take theirs, and that’s a beautiful thing

How it works

1. Get a team of four together and register online to begin your journey.

2. From September 3rd you can track your daily step count on your very own pedometer (which is provided) and record your steps via the website or via the Steptember App.

3. The aim is for each team member to take 10,000 steps every day for 28 days during the month of September. That’s the equivalent of virtually climbing the highest peak on every continent! Not bad for a month's legwork.

4. 10,000 steps per day is no easy feat, so make every step count by asking your friends, colleagues and family members to support you by making an online donation or you could even hold your own mini fundraiser.

Walking isn’t the only way to reach your daily step count. You can run, cycle, swim or even dance your way to glory. There are over 40 different activities you can convert to steps including activities for people with a disability.

Just by reading this you’re on your way to taking your first step.