Join in our #YourWay Mini-Challenges & win!
Every week throughout September we will be throwing down the gauntlet with a #YourWay mini-challenge.
These mini-challenges will be fun ways for you to interact with our #YourWay community, share your progress and win some great prizes. Here's how to enter:
Snap a photo and write your entry into the challenge
Share it on your socials and tag us
Upload it to your #YourWay Profile
Facebook @BelowTheBeltCancer #YourWay
Instagram @BelowTheBeltCancer #YourWay
Twitter @BelowTheBeltANZ #YourWay
WEEK 1: Show us #YourWay
2 September - 11 September 2020
Here are some of our entries for this Mini-Challenge.
"Just a thought....all the info we are getting about clinical trials for COVID 19 vaccines has highlighted the effort and rigour that goes into developing therapeutic products. It's a expensive process.
We mustn't forget that running parallel to COVID, people are still being diagnosed with cancers and the battle to find treatments continues. If you put your hand down the back of your sofa, you might find a treasure trove of coins that have been squeezed out someone's supa-skinny jeans back pocket. Dust off the crisps and cat fluff and consider donating it. You didn't know it was there so you won't miss it ?"
- Margaret Gatling
"I’m participating in the #belowthebelt #yourway challenge this month to raise money for ANZUP research and clinical trials which will help improve the lives of people suffering from below the belt cancers (prostate, bladder, testicular, kidney & penile).
My challenge is to walk/ run 280km within the month of September.
I look after patients who suffer from these cancers everyday, it would mean so much to me if you could help me make a difference with a small donation, even just $5 could go towards research that might save someone’s life!"
- Sophie McLaughlin
Congrats Sophie, you have won a $100 MacGear voucher!
"First #belowthebelt activity! 10kms on the beach, can’t think of a better #expatexperience than this for the #YourWay campaign. Although I really underestimated how exhausting this would be! A big thanks to Daniel Stenger who is my first sponsor and for his generous donation to help the GU cancer research work of ANZUP"
- Patrick Haubruck
“It’s so good to get out on the bikes as a family, and even better to share my passion for cycling with my gorgeous daughters on Father's Day. It’s even better raising funds for a great cause whilst doing it”
- Jonny Harrison (Pedalthon Ambassador)
- Abi Gatling
"I want to make a difference. It is time to leave the confines of my working from home station and help raise awareness and funds for below the belt cancer research.
I'm inspired everyday by the work of my ANZUP Cancer Trials colleagues, and our members, and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in the 2020 Below the Belt #YourWay Challenge."
- Gillian Bailey
“We organised the Origin Golf Day in support of the Below the Belt #YourWay Challenge because Origin has always supported Below the Belt events and we wanted to continue raising funds for this great cause. All participants had a fun day on the course and were proud of our fundraising efforts.”
- James Rayner & team Origin Energy
"There will be a lot of early mornings for me in September to reach my target of 750kms (that’s 25 kms a day). I plan to walk 2-3 hours each day before work, a quick lunchtime walk around the park and whatever I need to make up for the day will be an evening walk to the beach and back.
What’s the incentive for me? Every dollar raised in this #YourWay Challenge goes directly to clinical trial research and working at ANZUP I see the great work that we are doing for below the belt cancers in the clinical trial space."
- Nicole Tankard
"I had challenged myself to walk a minimum of 150kms and I'm very happy to report that I’m on target to achieve my stretch goal of 200kms. Tony has joined in the challenge as well and we have walked the streets of Lysterfield and lucky for us our 5km zone allows us to walk in the lovely Lysterfield National Park as well. I also gratefully thank all the family and friends who have chipped in and sponsored this event. Raising funds is vitally important to help ANZUP run clinical trials to answer questions that may help improve outcomes for #belowthebelt #cancers. We could not do this work without your support."
- Belinda Jago (ANZUP CAP Chair)
“11 women. 15 km. $3000. Walking with friends across beautiful Sydney, on a Sunday in September, and raising much needed funds for ANZUP, seemed like the perfect event! Our #YourWay Challenge is to walk from Mosman to Marrickville ending with a wine tasting to celebrate.”
- Julijana Trifunovic
“'Below the Belt' started in 2014 as a Pedalathon to raise money for the ANZUP Cancer Trials Group who conduct research in the field of cancers that occur below the belt (prostate, testicular, bladder, kidney & penile). This year it’s a #yourway challenge where participants can walk, run, cycle or swim. And while I’m not any near resembling peak fitness (understatement!!), I am gonna push myself for a good cause this month."
- Cara Dereuck
"This September I’m challenging myself to walk 120km, raising awareness and funds for below the belt cancer research. But there also will be fun with a celebratory walk with my team ‘The Young and the Rest of Us’ from Double Bay to Watsons Bay (and maybe lunch in Watson’s Bay) at the end of September."
- Margaret McJannett (ANZUP CEO)
"I'm doing it to assist in making a difference to below the belt cancers, and I'm so grateful to my sponsors for helping me with this. This challenge is also helping me improve my own fitness; I'm aiming for 220kms in September (10,000 steps a day!) which I will do through morning walks on the beach and other 'running around' during the rest of the day."
- Anne Back
"I know that times are tough for us all, the global pandemic has taken over the headlines all over the world. However when this is all over, those battling cancer will still fight on. Help me fund clinical cancer trials. Every little helps."
- Nathan Paterson
“We, the Underhill family, wanted to be involved as a family to walk/run together as a way of staying fit in lockdown In regional Victoria. Sadly several members of our family have died of cancer and we wanted to raise awareness and money for this important cause. We know how important clinical trials are to improving cancer outcomes. And we thought the team name was a bit of a laugh! Go Team Undies!”
- Craig & Team Undies
WEEK 2: Express yourself #YourWay
11 September - 18 September 2020
Here are some of our Week 2 entries:
Part gym, part night club - Nicole expressing herself at Barry's Bootcamp
Celebrating the half-way point of the #YourWay Challenge
WEEK 3: Track (and Share) #YourWay
18 September - 24 September 2020
Congratulations to Gemma, our Week 3 Mini-Challenge winner.
Here are some of our Week 3 entries:
"This cause is close to my heart. Currently, I'm a collaborator in a world-first bladder cancer therapeutic trial, only made possible with a $50 000 Below the Belt start-up grant. We can't wait to share our progress!"
- Dr Andrew Moe (ANZUP Member)
"The ultimate #expatexperience run in Sydney as my 4th #Yourway activity. 21kms are tough but totally worth it. Many thanks to my running partner Dylan Ashton who always brings me to the top and eventually over my limits! If anyone still considers doing a good deed during September any donations for the Yourway campaign are appreciated!"
"We completed 46 km in 12 hours (there were a lot of eating stops!). We ended at the Opera house at 8pm right in time for dinner! We cannot walk today but it was worth it for a good cause!"
Congrats Gemma, a $50 Bunnings gift card is coming your way!