What is STEPS for Lymphoma?

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STEPS for Lymphoma is a virtual fundraising challenge open to all Australians, regardless of location, age, or capacity.

We encourage you to keep track of your daily STEPS throughout March to help us collectively make our way around Australia.

You can keep track of your daily step count on your fundraising page, and all the STEPS you add will pull through to the main map, updating our progress in real-time.

Every STEP you take and dollar you raise will support Australians living with Lymphoma.

Can I STEP with other people?

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Yes, absolutely. Apart from being good fun, group exercise is a great motivator. It will help you to keep pushing yourself to reach your goal! 

There is no minimum or maximum team numbers - 2 to as many who want to join you.

You can create a team or workplace while you register, and also through your online fundraising page. Or join an existing team and workplace!

You can take part as a:

  • Family
  • Workplace
  • Parents Group
  • School
  • And many more...

How many STEPS do I have to do?

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STEPS for Lymphoma is a personal challenge, not a marathon. 10,000 STEPS a day is a suggestion; you can do more or less - it's totally up to you. 

Remember, you can always change your challenge goal if you feel you have set the goal too high or low. Log in to your dashboard, scroll down, and select "My Fitness Activity" to make this change.


How much does it cost to register?

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STEPS for Lymphoma is free to join.

Can I join if I am under 18?

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Yes, absolutely! We love to see under 18s getting involved, and we welcome your involvement. However, we need a parent/guardian to complete the registration form on your behalf.

What's the difference between registering as a workplace and as a team?

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You can register multiple teams under your workplace and have access to your workplace leaderboard to see the progress of other teams and individuals. There's nothing like a little bit of friendly competition!

Otherwise, if you and your colleagues only have one team participating, you can simply register as a team rather than a workplace.

Log your STEPS

Why are my STEPS not displaying on my fundraising page?

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Please allow 24 hours after your activity to display on your fundraising page.

If your STEPS still do not show after 24 hours, please do the following.

  1. Make sure your device is connected to your STEPS for Lymphoma dashboard
  2. Make sure you are STARTING and STOPING each activity from your fitness app
If your STEPS are still not displaying, please Contact Us for assistance.

How do I log my STEPS this March?

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Any GPS-enabled devices such as fitness wristbands or watches (e.g., Fitbit, Garmin) can be used to track your progress seamlessly. We've established connections with popular platforms like Strava, Fitbit, and mapmyfitness, enabling automatic synchronization with your fundraising page. Each time you record an activity on these platforms, your accumulated STEPS will be added to your total.

You can easily utilize your smartphone if you're not currently linked to these devices. Simply download Strava, Fitbit, or mapmyfitness to kickstart your tracking journey.

Once you've installed the preferred fitness app and created your account, log in to your STEPS for Lymphoma profile page. Navigate to the 'My Fitness Activity' tab to connect to your chosen fitness app. Click on the app's icon to prompt you to log in and authorize access to your fitness account.

Congratulations, you're now connected!

When you use your fitness app, please remember to initiate a new activity through the app and stop it once you've finished each session. This ensures accurate recording of your STEPS on your fundraising page.

Additionally, you can manually add an activity through the 'My Fitness Activity' tab. You can find a step-by-step guide in your dashboard under 'Resources' to help you with this process.

Can I use a treadmill to get my STEPS up?

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You can choose any way you want to STEP this March.

You might like to try different ways, such as dancing, jogging, boxing, or cardio classes - the possibilities are endless!

Can I track my steps before the 1st of March?

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Yes, feel free to connect your activity tracker to your profile upon registering and begin tracking your steps and training activities.

However any activity that is tracked in the lead up to the start of the challege will be reset on the 1st of March 2024. 


Where do the funds go?

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The funds you raise through your challenge go directly to Lymphoma Australia to help fund our work to ensure no one has to go through Lymphoma alone.

You can check out the About Us page if you'd like to find out more.

What is the best way to fundraise?

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The easiest way to fundraise is to simply share your fundraising page on social media or via email and message apps.

We also have a range of resources to help you here.
Download social posts and email templates, posters, and videos to share. 

How do I share my fundraising page on Social Media?

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Social Media is a great way to share your STEPS for Lymphoma fundraising page, get your friends' support, and update them on your progress.

You can create a Facebook fundraiser by clicking the "Create a Facebook Fundraiser" button in your dashboard. This way, your fundraising from Facebook will contribute to the overall total on your page.

To share on Instagram, copy and paste your fundraising page URL to your Instagram bio link and save. When you post updates about your Steps for Lymphoma journey with your friends on Instagram, you can direct them to your bio link. This will quickly take them directly to your page to support you!

Click on the other social buttons displayed on your fundraising page to share to each, or copy your page url and manually paste it into your social posts, stories, TikToks, or reels.

How do I collect donations? 

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People donate because they are asked – so don’t be afraid to share your fundraising page far and wide.

Send to friends, family, and colleagues via email, text, Whatsapp, or Messenger. Share your story and fundraising page link on your social platforms. Or print out posters to display at your workplace or school.

Tell your supporters why the cause is important and remind them that every dollar counts and goes towards supporting those impacted by lymphoma. 

Many workplaces also offer dollar matching, so it’s worth asking your boss if they will consider this.

Also, don't be afraid to follow up - we all live busy lives - someone might have every intention of donating to you, but it has slipped their mind, so a simple reminder won't go astray.

Your fundraising page will accept credit card and PayPal donations. Cash donations can also be collected.

Do I need to wait until March to start fundrasing?

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Definitely not! You can start fundraising as soon as you register. Don't be shy, share your fundraising page URL far and wide with everyone you know!

What should I do if I receive a cash donation?

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If you have received a cash donation, you can submit the money to your fundraising page in two ways. 

The quickest and easiest way is to donate to your fundraising page by using your own debit/credit card and keeping the cash for yourself. By choosing this option, you can generate a tax receipt for the donor, which will be emailed to them in real-time.

Alternatively, you can contact us, and we will send you our details so you can deposit the money into our bank account.

Are donations tax-deductible?

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Yes, all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

What happens if I don’t reach my fundraising target?

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Your fundraising target is just a guide to motivate you and your team throughout the challenge. Any fundraising you do will make a massive difference to people with lymphoma.

How do I thank my supporters? - need to edit

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We have made it easy for you to thank your supporters!

Login to your STEPS for Lymphoma dashboard and go to ...


Do you have a Facebook group that I can join?

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Absolutely, you can join our STEPS for Lymphoma Community Page here. Connect with other Steppers and meet amazing people just like you! 

What merchandise is available for me to purchase?

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The first 500 participants to raise $100 will receive a free STEPS t-shirt!

But if you want to make it known that you are STEPPING for an important cause, check out our shop for t-shirts, caps, and much more.

I need more help!

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No worries, that’s what we’re here for! Feel free to contact us via e-mail at fundraise@lymphoma.org.au or call on 1800 953 081.


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