Supporting child health

A big sister stepping up

  •  

    Schools
    Involved

  •  

    Kids
    Stepping

  •  

    Money raised for
    child health research

Championing research

Erin's walking for Dion

  •  

    Schools
    Involved

  •  

    Kids
    Stepping

  •  

    Money raised for
    child health research

Step-a-Thon Success!

Miette's determination

  •  

    Schools
    Involved

  •  

    Kids
    Stepping

  •  

    Money raised for
    child health research

Donate today!

Nova team on the Big Red Bus

  •  

    Schools
    Involved

  •  

    Kids
    Stepping

  •  

    Money raised for
    child health research

During the first week in September primary school kids around Australia will get stepping towards a healthier future, making every step count by raising money to support child health research.

Step-A-Meter

Total steps

that's like...

Laps

around the MCG

Trips

around Australia

Times

around the earth!

Hear from our Step-a-thon ambassadors

Our friends are stepping up to encourage kids around Australia to get involved in Step-a-thon.  Hear from our Ambassadors about why they think Step-a-thon is important. 

Watch the video

About Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Today the health of children is challenged by issues such as cancer, allergies, diabetes and depression. Researchers at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute are working towards finding preventions and treatments to these, and hundreds of other rare and common childhood illnesses, so that future generations of kids are healthy.

Find out more Donate Today

Latest News

21-Aug-2013

Stepathon – Registration closed

Thanks for your support. We hope you can join us next year.

Read more

13-Aug-2013

Kickstart soccer have stepped up

Soccer Kickstart have stepped up to raise awareness and funds for Stepathon. 

Read more

9-Aug-2013

Max and Seb stepping up for child health

It was the blue slap band pedometer that initially got these brothers interested in Stepathon. 

Read more

6-Aug-2013

Thomas hopes to help other kids like him

Thomas hopes by taking steps in September he will be helping other kids who suffer from conditions like the one he suffers from. 

Read more

1-Aug-2013

Study shows getting active could reduce depression

Getting active and switching off the television could be the answer to reducing depression in children and adolescents, according to a new research.

Read more

25-Jul-2013

Brayden can't wait to step up

Eight year old Brayden loves to run

Read more

24-Jul-2013

Schools across Australia step up in support of child health

The Hills Grammar School students showed our Ambassadors how to make every step count. 

Read more

19-Jul-2013

$5 Cotton On KIDS voucher for every $50 raised

Step-a-thon is about making every step count towards kids research. 

Read more

15-Jul-2013

Piper's stepping up for Ivy

Piper’s reason for stepping up in support of child health is close to home

Read more

3-Jul-2013

Step-a-thon television commercial

Our Step-a-thon commercial is running throughout July.  Keep an eye out for it

Read more

28-May-2013

Benefits of walking

Everyone knows that walking is the most fundamental of all exercise programs, but did you know about these key benefits?

Read more

28-May-2013

Did you know?

Some interesting facts and figures around ailments which are affecting our kids. 

Read more

28-May-2013

Low vitamin D linked to food allergies

A lack of vitamin D increases the likelihood of food allergy in infants, according to new research by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

Read more

2-Sep-2013

Ready, set, STEP

Almost 20,000 kids are will get stepping today to kick off the inaugural Stepathon.

Read more

30-Aug-2013

Nova Big Red Bus

The breakfast Nova team Lewis & Lowe are live on the road.

To make a donation, click here

Read more

2-Sep-2013

Hannah is stepping up for her little sister

11 year old Hannah Nottingham wasn’t waiting for anyone to sign up to Step-a-Thon.

Read more

4-Sep-2013

Erin's Story

You’ve just got to look at the photo on Erin’s Step-a-Thon page to know she is involved in Step-a-Thon for a very special reason.

Read more

6-Sep-2013

Step-a-Thon Success!

What better way to finish off our first fantastic Step-a-Thon event than by celebrating the kids who made it happen!

Read more

Proudly Supported By

Principal Sponsor

Major Sponsors

Media Partners

PROGRAM PARTNER