21.10.16 | Janine Veale
Aspirall joined the Steptember Challenge throughout September and early October.
The challenge was for each team member to walk 10,000 steps a day. We had a great cheer squad and raised a total of $476. A wonderful effort for our small team!
To be honest taking 10,000 steps a day has been a real challenge for some of us less fit team members! But every step was made easier knowing it was all for a very worthy cause, for Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Every dollar raised by challenge members goes towards providing vital equipment, therapy and services to children and adults living with cerebral palsy, and towards research into the prevention and maybe even one day a cure for CP.
As a team, the biggest challenge we found was reaching the steps during work days and making the conscious effort to walk during our lunch break and taking regular breaks away from our desks during the day. But…. on weekends, especially those with kids, we blasted through the 10,000 steps!
On one of our Steptember mornings we walked around the Iron Cove Bay Walk, and reached a whopping 14,000 steps before 09:30am!
The challenge has really inspired us to get outside and be more active and connected as a group more often. We look forward to our next outdoors activity together and making it a regular ‘to do’ in our busy work weeks.
Thank you Cerebral Palsy Alliance for the challenge and the wonderful work that you do.