Walk All Over Cancer in March

East Riding FA are Walking All Over Cancer in March

Staff at East Riding FA are joining thousands of others by completing at least 10,000 steps every day through out March and we want you to join us.

Its easy to sign up and you can take on the challenge any way you wish: solo, as a team or by splitting the steps if you can’t reach the full amount.

You could walk, run, hop, or skip, and if that’s not possible for you, convert the steps into distance. 10,000 steps a day is equivalent to about 5 miles (or 8 km). and we want this challenge to be flexible to suit you.

Everyone who signs up will receive a free Cancer Research UK t-shirt, an Online Giving Page and a digital fundraising pack.

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) are our chosen charity partner for season 2023 / 24 and we are encouraging our network of clubs and volunteers join us by signing up to Walk All Over Cancer.

click here to sign up

If you would like to support us in our battle to beat Cancer then you can also make a donation to Cancer Research UK by clicking here.

Why is walking excellent exercise?

Walking is often overlooked as a form of exercise, but it’s one of the easiest ways to get more active and become healthier – and you don’t need expensive equipment or a gym membership to do it.

The average person walks around 3,000 to 5,000 steps per day, but it’s easier than you might think to increase that with a few simple lifestyle changes. For example, you could:

  • take the stairs rather than lifts or escalators
  • walk the kids to school rather than take the car
  • get off the bus a stop earlier
  • meet a friend for a catchup and a walk

You also don’t need any fancy tech to count your steps. Most smartphones can track how many steps you take and how far you walk. You just need to remember to carry your phone with you.

By increasing your step count to 10,000, you’ll be walking around five miles or 8km a day (based on the average stride). Walking that distance is a great way to burn calories and get fit. You’ll also find that the exercise-induced endorphins will leave you feeling better too.

Improving cancer survival rates

Ongoing research has improved cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. This research means that over the last 40 years, cancer survival rates have doubled, with 50% of patients surviving for 10 or more years in England and Wales. To help these stats get even better, we need to make sure we act quickly is something doesn’t seem right.

Don’t put it off!

Spotting early signs of many cancers can increase your survival rate. For example, more than nine in 10 bowel cancer patients survive the disease for five years or more if diagnosed at the earliest stage.

Diagnosing cancer before it can spread means that your treatment is more likely to be successful. However, many cancers develop inside your body, making them difficult to spot in the early stages. Also, not every person with cancer has symptoms.

General cancer symptoms include unexplained pain or ache, very heavy night sweats, unexplained weight loss, fatigue and any unusual lump or swelling anywhere. If you’ve got any concerns about your health, it’s essential that you get advice as soon as possible.

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information. They support research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.