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23 September 2020
Tags: Events

Stepping up to say a BIG thank you

We can't thank you enough

To those who walked, ran, skipped, sauntered, ambled, pedalled or wheeled in our inaugural Take Steps for Women’s Health fundraiser for Women’s Health Week – thank you! Your efforts enabled us to complete our virtual walk around Australia!

We clocked up 16,500 kilometres – that’s 22 million steps – and counting.
We hope you had fun. We certainly did, watching how many people in Australia joined us in making their moves count for women’s health.

Our own steps

Not only did you ‘take steps’ to help us raise money, but you helped us take our own steps into our first major, independent fundraising event. 

And because of you – in the face of all else going on in the world – it was a success! So much so, we can’t wait to do it again next year. By then, we can hopefully walk as much as we want, where we want, with as many people as we want.

Don’t forget, there’s still a little more time left to make your moves count. You can fundraise until 30 September, so there’s still time to promote your efforts and ask your friends, family and workplace to support a good cause. 

You’re an integral part of our team – and the very reason for our work, ensuring as many women and girls as possible, in every corner of Australia, have access to the trusted, evidence-based health information they need.

One of the women’s health conditions we provide information and support on is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition that affects up to 13% of women of reproductive age. PCOS can affect a woman’s periods, fertility and weight, but because symptoms can vary greatly from woman to woman, some don’t even know they have the condition. 

It’s PCOS Awareness Month, and thanks to funding, we’ve been able to provide a whole new suite of PCOS resources, including multilingual fact sheets in 10 different languages. Your efforts and funds raised can go towards us developing even more resources to support women and girls in being the healthiest they can be.

Too busy taking steps to catch all our Women's Health Week content?

You can still find all our fantastic Women’s Health Week daily content here on the website, as well as read stories from our inspiring ‘Women of Women’s Health Week’ in our news section, or catch up on our informative Facebook Live sessions. Please share these resources with your friends and encourage them to sign up to WHW 2021.

And don’t forget, our rescheduled Women’s Health Week Comedy Gala is still to come, streaming live this Saturday 26 September at 7.30pm (AEST), hosted by Claire Cooper. As a special thank you, we would like to offer you a 20% discount off the price of a ticket, which start from just $20. Get tickets here and use promo code CHAMPION. 

Please stay in touch with Jean Hailes and stay up to date with our news, latest resources, magazines and special events. We look forward to going on this journey with you again for Women’s Health Week 2021.