About Steps for Cancer Support

Every step, every day, everyone together.

What is it?

Steps for Cancer Support is an award-winning, globally celebrated, fundraising and fitness challenge held every year. For 20 days, participants join us in our virtual event space in the Pacer app to track their steps and share photos of their experiences, from all around the world. Donations are given in the form of registration fees, fundraising projects, and one-time gifts. Each donation aids us in providing support to anyone affected by cancer. Every team (and individuals participating without a team) can compete to have the highest step count or the highest fundraising amount. However, every step counts towards our event goal and every donation makes a difference. Awards are given to the top teams in each category in June at our Centre.


Steps 2024 in Review

Total Steppers: 1,930
Corporate Teams: 121
Open Teams: 75
Individuals: 61
Total Steps: 428 million
Times Around the World: 7
Total Raised: CHF 220,380 (and counting!)

Donations for 2024 accepted through 28 June. Make a donation here.

Scroll to see photos from our Steppers in 2024!

How does it work?

First, participants register as an Open Team, Corporate Team, or as an Individual. Each team can consist of 2-10 members stepping from anywhere in the world. Corporate Teams benefit from brand exposure. As a team-building exercise, it can also help colleagues improve their relationships. Contact us for more information on how you can get your company involved.

Next, everyone tracks their progress through the Pacer app for 20 days starting on 2 May 2024 and ending on 21 May. Each participant and team is listed by their total (accumulative) step count in the app and also in our Stepper’s Space. It’s a competition for glory but also a time to beat personal step goals. The challenge is open to all, regardless of fitness level, who are at least 16 years old on day one of the challenge.

How can I help fundraise?

Participants can fundraise by hosting an event, finding a personal sponsor, or simply encouraging friends and family to donate! Each participant can download a Fundraising Package complete with ideas, tips, and graphics to share on social media. Top fundraisers will be listed under their team names for the Fundraising Challenge on our Steppers Space page. The Fundraising Challenge is from 1 February to 7 June. Every Swiss Franc counts! Donations help us keep all of our services at Cancer Support Switzerland free of charge to anyone affected by cancer.

Steps for Cancer Support 2024

Questions? Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email us at steps@cancersupport.ch

Gallery: Steps for Cancer Support 2024

The below photos are a collection of memories taken while our Steppers were out participating during Steps for Cancer Support 2024. Celebrate their efforts to raise awareness by making a donation to Steps for Cancer Support 2024 here.