Join us as we walk around the world, twice, in 20 days to celebrate our international community!
How to get involved
Whether you are an individual looking for extra motivation to reach your recommended 10,000 steps per day or a group doing team training for your next marathon, register for Steps for CancerSupport and make each step count for local cancer patients and their loved ones.
Registration open until 9 April 2021 click here to register.
Given the changing Covid situation please refer to government advice while taking part in the Challenge and remember that teams can be virtual as well as in-person.
Want to support someone doing the Challenge? Go to the Support the Challenge page to make a donation.
We would love to hear from organisations willing to convert our kilometres into cash for ESCA CancerSupport services. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of our sponsor benefit packages.
About the Challenge
What’s the Challenge?
Steps for CancerSupport is a fitness and fundraising challenge where teams and individuals can set their own personal goals to help us collectively achieve the 110 million steps* it would take to walk around the earth’s circumference twice. In 2021, we have added weekend challenges to virtually transport participants to famous trails and to encourage everyone to increase their own personal level of physical fitness. Physical activity has been shown to reduce the possibility of relapses and recurrences of cancer.
When will the Challenge take place?
The challenge will start Friday, 16 April and will end Wednesday, 5 May at midnight CET.
Why around the world?
While ESCA CancerSupport’s services are in English we provide support to anyone in the international community. Walking around the world reflects both the diverse backgrounds of the people we aim to help and that of our dedicated volunteers.
How donations are used?
At ESCA CancerSupport we provide professional emotional support and practical help to those affected by cancer in English and free of charge. Our goal, with your help, is to keep it that way.
Still have questions? Read our FAQs.
*A note on the maths: As the earth is not a perfect sphere the distance around the circumference differs depending on what route you take. In addition to this, everyone has a different step length. For the purpose of this challenge our trusty volunteers who tested our walking app have calculated that it takes 55 million steps to cover the 40,000km around the globe.