Sign up for Step out and help Spot the signs of Leukaemia

News Desk
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Posted Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 3:25am

Participants across the country are being invited to sign up to the Leukaemia Care Step Out Challenge for Spot Leukaemia, which launches this September. 

The aim is to move as far as you can between 1st and 30th September and raise as much as you can - there’s no minimum limit. To take part you can walk, run, cycle or run and set whatever distance you want to. Once signed up, all you need to do is ask friends and family to sponsor whatever they can.

Chief Executive of Leukaemia Care, Zack Pemberton-Whiteley, said: “The challenge is free to sign up to and people can raise anything they can - as every penny raised makes a difference to those living to help make a difference to those living with a leukaemia, MDS or MPN diagnosis.”

Leukaemia Care is delighted to reveal this year's medal in an eco-friendly design, to be given to anybody who reaches the £50 milestone.

There is also a fabulous new t-shirt for the 2022 event for anybody who raises over £100, while those who raise £250 or more will receive a £20 gift card for the Leukaemia Care online shop. 

This year Leukaemia Care has introduced two fantastic overall trophies - one for the fundraiser that raises the most and another for the person who covers the most distance during the challenge. 

Sign up to Step Out then join the Facebook community to get motivated for your challenge. 

Ahead of Blood Cancer Awareness Month later this year, the charity is keen to share the six most common symptoms of leukaemia which are; fatigue, shortness of breath, fever or night sweats, bruising or bleeding, bone or joint pain, and repeated infections.

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of leukaemia here.


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