Step-a-thon is a national campaign for primary school children to help teach them the importance of making every step count.
Obesity is on the rise in Australia and Step-a-thon aims to teach kids the value of making every step count, by encouraging them to keep active and supporting the research that keeps kids everywhere healthy and active.
From 1 – 7 September 2014 kids will count their steps and raise money for child health research. The first 25,000 kids to register will receive a free slap on pedometer to make counting their steps fun and easy.
Did you know?
- Obesity is on the rise in Australia
- 1 in 10 school kids suffers from a food allergy
- Aussie kids are at the most at risk of getting type 1 diabetes
- Heart disease is the cause of one third of childhood deaths
- Every week three Australian children will die from cancer
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is working towards finding preventions and treatments for hundreds of common and rare childhood illnesses, so that kids everywhere can have a healthy future.