Could you help us raise awareness of vascular disease and raise funds to support patients?
Are you looking to take on a new challenge event?
We would be delighted for you to join us in collectively achieving the 60,000 miles that make up circulatory system!
The circulatory system is extremely long - if you were to lay out all of the arteries, capillaries and veins in one adult, end-to-end, they would stretch about 60,000 miles (100,000 kilometres).
What’s more, if you raise £50 or over, you will receive a #TheBodyWalk medal too!
September is Vascular Awareness Month and the Circulation Foundation's #TheBodyWalk is a national campaign to raise awareness of vascular disease and for raising imperative funding.
We are hoping that everyone can get involved in helping us to raise funds, supporting patients to live their best lives whilst having to cope with serious circulatory diseases. Although vascular diseases affect 40% of the population, they are not well known by most people. The Circulation Foundation is aiming to raise awareness of these diseases by asking the entire Vascular Community and beyond to join in to walk the 60,000 miles of the circulatory system.
#TheBodyWalk started last year in 2020, and even with national lockdown, we still managed to achieve over 4,500 miles towards our goal and raise £7,000!
If you can walk, run, cycle and/or swim, you can get involved!
EVERY mile matters and EVERY mile counts!
Join up today
To take on this challenge, click on the orange 'Join' button on our GivePenny event page here: www.givepenny.com/event/the-body-walk. You will need to set up a new GivePenny account if you haven't already got one.
You will be sent an email to authenticate your account, don't forget to do this. Once registered with GivePenny, choose which #TheBodyWalk challenge you wish to join (individual, team or vascular unit team). A template fundraising page will be automatically set up for you, which you can update as you wish. Add your photo, story and anything else you wish to share with others.
WE NEED YOUR MILES!
Please link your page to your Strava account which will populate automatically when you complete miles during September. Don't worry if you don't have a smart phone or watch to track your miles, you can add miles through your fundraising page as long as there is a connected Strava account. Although to can also connect other accounts, such as Fitbit, only Strava miles will count towards our grand total. If you don't already have a Strava account, you can do so for free where prompted or here: Create a free account with Strava
Share away with your friends and family to gather sponsorship!
Teams (up to 6 people)
Why not gather a team?
Family, friends or colleagues, all are welcome. Choose a team leader to register for the challenge, then simply invite your teammates via email to join your team. Connect all your Strava accounts and your miles will automatically contribute to your team total during September.
Calling all vascular units!
We are running a vascular unit competition! All vascular units or centres will fight it out against each other. The team to achieve the most miles during September will be presented with #TheBodyWalk Vascular Unit Winners trophy at the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland's Annual Scientific Meeting dinner.
You can have up to 6 in a team, however, there is no limit of many many teams are from a vascular unit/centre.
CAUTION: there is pride at steak.
All challengers can receive a FREE Circulation Foundation t-shirt. Once you have registered, please send your preferred size and postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
COVID-19 has created a “new normal” for all of us. To complete your challenge safely, please follow all current Government’s social distancing advice, especially with regards to your own personal health.
Please click here for the latest Government advice.