JOIN US this September for Vascular Awareness Month
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 the circulatory system! The circulatory system is extremely long - if you were to lay out all of the arteries, veins and capillaries 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 heighten awareness of vascular disease and to raise money for research. We are hoping that everyone can get involved in helping us to raise funds to support patients to live their best lives whilst having to cope with serious circulatory problems.
Although vascular diseases affect 40% of the population, they are not well known about 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 arterial system. The Body Walk started two years ago in 2020, and even with national lockdown, we still managed to achieve over 4,500 miles 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: WE NEED YOUR MILES!
After registering, please link your fundraising page to your own Strava account which will populate automatically when you complete your miles (or you can input this manually). If you haven't already set up a Strava account, you can do so for free here: Create a free account with Strava then 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 and create a team. Once the team has been created, other team members should register using the ‘Individual Entry as part of team’ option and then find their team to join. 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 teams will enthusiastically compete against each other. The team to achieve the most donations throughout September will be presented with #TheBodyWalk Vascular Unit trophy at The Vascular Societies' Annual Scientific Meeting dinner.
This year we will also be presenting the individual with the most donations raised with #TheBodyWalk trophy.
You've got to be in it to win it so sign up today! Caution: there is pride at stake.
Enquiries: If you have any questions please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
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.