The March Charge - Run, Ride or Swim down cancer
March 1st 2016 will mark the first day of The March Charge, a national Cancer Council campaign that calls upon people to enlist in the sporting movement to run, ride or swim down cancer.
With the goal to make Australians healthier, The March Charge will take a head on approach to combat one of the nation's leading causes of death based on the fact that one third of cancers are preventable through a healthy lifestyle; including by being physically active every day, enjoying a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy body weight.
This equates to around 37,000 Australian cancer cases that could be avoided each year by prevention measures alone.
Cancer Council will ask people to set themselves a running, cycling or swimming goal, pushing themselves at least one third further, faster and harder this March, calling on the support of friends and family to help raise vital funds for cancer.
The March Charge provides an opportunity for everyone, no matter what their fitness level, to get healthy and contribute to a cancer-free future. People are urged to take part in the movement, by registering online at www.themarchcharge.com.au
You can also follow The March Charge on Facebook.