Start a Gutsy Challenge today!

The Gutsy Challenge gutsy vision is to change the way Australians live so that gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer becomes a manageable disease for the 24,600 people currently diagnosed each year in Australia.

 

A Gutsy Challenge can be anything you want it to be.  Get gutsy – change your lifestyle and raise much needed funds to fight gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer . You can run, walk, eat healthy, swim, climb a mountain or get on a bike. You can set up a fundraising page on our Gutsy Challenge page on the Everyday Hero Fundraising site and nominate the GI Cancer Institute as your charity.

Take a Gutsy Challenge as a family, or as an individual, do it with friends, create a team at work or your club.blackmores website

The money you raise will go to fund vital research to save, extend and improve the quality of life for people suffering with GI cancer.

Did you know:

  • 30% of cancers can be prevented through healthier lifestyle choices
  • 3 in 5 Australian adults – that’s 12 million people – are overweight or obese
  • 90% of Australians are not eating enough fruit and vegetables

By taking the Gutsy Challenge you’ll develop healthier eating habits and feel a whole lot better.

So… for the sake of your guts get off your bum, eat healthy and get gutsy!

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Put on your running shoes, get out there and run for research. Do it for yourself or with a group of friends, or colleagues from work or your club and join one of the many fun runs around the country. Taking part in a fun run is a great way to keep healthy and reduce your cancer risk. Starting is easy and we can help you with training tips, staying motivated and fundraising. For a list of fun runs and events around Australia click here.

Fundraising is easy!

If you’re ready to get set and go, simply create a page on Everyday Hero  or Gofundraise and nominate the GI Cancer Institute as your charity of choice. Everyday Hero and Gofundraise both allow you to share your story, image or video to help you raise funds. You can easily share your page via email, facebook or twitter, and you can invite friends, family and colleagues to make donations and leave messages of support.

Donations are tallied and automatically transferred to the GI Cancer Institute, so you don’t have to handle funds. It’s easy!

Sign up or if you have questions contact us at  admin@gutsychallenge.com or phone 1300 666 769.

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Take the healthy eating Gutsy Challenge and let’s tackle obesity and GI cancer together. We need our fruit and vegetables– kids need 4 serves of veg and 2 fruit per day; adults need 5 serves of veg and 2 fruit per day. Here are some ideas for a healthy eating Gutsy Challenge to raise funds for GI cancer research:

  • Eat only healthy foods for a week,  or a month and get sponsors for eating healthy.
  • Have a JUNK JAR in your office and collect donations every time someone eats sweets, chocolates, has soft drinks, or alcohol.
  • Create a healthy morning tea, include a raffle and collect donations from your work colleagues.
  • Change your family’s menu for a week and get sponsors.
  • Get your kids to eat healthy for a week and have friends and family sponsor them.

Click here to find out more about a healthy eating week for kids and your family. We can provide all the help you will need for your healthy eating Gutsy Challenge – healthy recipes, tips for staying motivated, posters and flyers.  Sign up to start or contact us at  admin@gutsychallenge.com or phone 1300 666 769.

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Register now!

Join our Larapinta Gutsy Challenge trek and raise vital funds for GI cancer research. This  5 day, 83km trek in the Northern Territory of Australia will see you traverse the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell ranges and scale the 1,380 metre Mt Sonder. You will gain a rare perspective of vast flood plains, the razorback rocky outcrops and sheer scale of this ancient land.

Highlights:

  • Follow trails through magnificent Bloodwood and Ironwood trees
  • Catch sight of a shy Echidna or Black-footed Rock Wallaby
  • Experience magnificent sunset views along the Heavitree Range
  • Marvel at the huge comet impact crater at Gosse Bluff
  • See fossilised stromatolites, one of the most ancient forms of life

Meet the team or donate here!

Fast Facts:

Dates: 5 – 11 August 2017
Registration Fee: $200
Fundraising Target: $3,000
Registration Fee: $200
Travel Costs joining Alice Springs:
$2,540
Trip duration:7 days
Challenge duration: 5 days
Accommodation: Twin share exclusive Eco campsite
Minimum age: 18

REGISTER NOW!

To find out more, contact Anne on 1300 666 769 or anne@gicancer.org.au

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Aim high for GI cancer research

Whether it’s trekking along a hillside path or climbing Mt Kilimanjaroclimbing
-we want you to aim high and climb a mountain to beat GI cancer.
Get sponsored by your friends, family and colleagues for every km you trek and
we will support you with training and fundraising tips along the way.

Fundraising is easy!

If you’re ready to get set and go, simply create a page on Everyday Hero  or Gofundraise and nominate the GI Cancer Institute as your charity of choice. Everyday Hero and Gofundraise
both allow you to share your story, image or video to help you raise funds. You can easily
share your page via email, facebook or twitter, and you can invite friends, family and
colleagues to make donations and leave messages of support.

Donations are tallied and automatically transferred to the GI Cancer Institute, so you don’t have to handle funds. It’s easy!

Sign up or if you have questions contact us at anne@gicancer.org.au or phone 02 8036 5220.

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Take the Gutsy Challenge at work by enlisting your colleagues to participate in the challenge as a team. By signing up for the Gutsy Challenge, you can help us to fund research and find better treatments for gastro-intestinal cancer and increase the survival rates for people diagnosed with this disease. Have some fun and choose a challenge that suits your workplace:

  • register a team in a fun run
  • ride a bike or walk to work for a week
  • create a sporting event
  • hold an auction
  • eat 3 fruit and 5 veg each day for a week
  • host a tasty morning tea or lunch
  • give up a vice for a week

Anything brave will do! For help with your Gutsy Challenge and fundraising for GI cancer research contact admin@gutsychallenge.com or phone 1300 666 769. Sign up

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Bring the members of your club together for a Gutsy Challenge and help us fund research to find better treatments for gastro-intestinal cancer and increase the survival rates for people diagnosed with this disease. Have some fun and choose a challenge you want to do with your club:

  • Join our annual golf day or hold your own
  • Serve healthy food in your restaurant
  • Host a tasty morning tea or lunch
  • Put on a lawn bowls challenge
  • Create a sporting event

There are many ways for a club to participate in a Gutsy Challenge. For help with your club’s Gutsy Challenge and raising funds for GI cancer research contact admin@gutsychallenge.com or phone 1300 666 769. Sign up