There's Movember and Dry July, but did you know the month of September also has a moniker in the name of charity?
Steptember, an initiative of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, encourages Australians to drop the remote, get off the couch and raise money for the number of steps recorded over a month.
Teams of four register to receive a kit including pedometers, then set targets for steps.
Money raised goes towards therapy, services and research to support cerebral palsy sufferers and their families.
Organisers hope to register 1200 teams this year.
It's not just about walking; steps can be converted from a range of physical activities including running, cycling, dancing and skating.
Teams track their progress online and for the first time this year they will be able to compare their progress with teams from the US and Canada.
Cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to the developing brain, usually before birth. It results in permanent movement disability.
Registrations for the event, which runs from September 4 to October 4, close on August 30.More info: steptember.org.au
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