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The March Charge is an online, month-long personal challenge that starts on 1 March 2022 and runs through until 31 March 2022.

Register your interest today and get ready to tell cancer where to go!

Here are answers to some questions that we get asked. For more info, please contact us or chat with our support team on 1300 811 248.

The Challenge

When and where  is The March Charge?

The March Charge is an online, month-long personal challenge that starts on 1 March 2022 and runs through until 31 March 2022.

Participants can walk, run, or move solo or with friends/family anywhere and anytime during March. By taking part, you’ll be reducing your cancer risk, promoting physical activity, and helping raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention, and support services.

Set yourself a goal, get fit, fundraise, and let’s tell cancer where to go! Click here to register your interest today.

Can I Charge with other people?

Yes, absolutely. We encourage it!

Apart from just being really good fun, exercising in a group is a great motivator. It will help you to keep pushing yourself to reach your goal because everyone is doing it! You’ll never miss a session because you won’t want to let the team down! 

If you have multiple teams who are keen to Charge at work you can register as a workplace! It’s the perfect opportunity for staff to get away from the screens, get active and improve overall health and wellbeing. You could organise lunch runs, walking meetings, or fitness sessions via zoom. 

How far do I have to Charge?

The March Charge is a personal challenge not a race, so you can choose how many kilometres you’ll Charge during March. You want to challenge yourself though, so your friends get behind you.

We would recommend the following goals to get you started:

  • Beginner 50KM in March
  • Intermediate 85KM in March
  • Advanced 120KM+ in March

Remember, you can always change your goal if you feel you have aimed too high or too low. All you need to do is log in to your dashboard, scroll down and click on ‘My fitness activity’.

Can I Charge in a team with people that live far from me? 

The March Charge is a virtual event so you can be a team with your friends or colleagues, wherever you live, and exercise separately. You could even do fitness sessions via zoom!

Can I participate in The March Charge if I have or have had cancer? 

There is now clear evidence that regular exercise benefits most people both during and after cancer treatment. Cancer Council’s Exercise for People Living with Cancer booklet features step-by-step instructions and illustrations for 20 simple exercises and provides general information on starting an exercise program after a cancer diagnosis.

Registering

How much does it cost to register?

It is FREE to register and participate in The March Charge. You can Charge solo, as a team, or as a workplace!

Click here to register your interest for 2022 and get ready to tell cancer where to go! 

Can I register a team or workplace?

Yes, absolutely. We encourage it!

Apart from just being really good fun, exercising in a group is a great motivator. It will help you to keep pushing yourself to reach your goal because everyone is doing it! You’ll never miss a session because you won’t want to let the team down! 

It’s also a great opportunity to socialise, so when you’re tossing up between exercising and or catching up with friends and colleagues, you can do both.

There is no minimum or maximum team limit so go nuts!

You can create a team or workplace while you register, and also through your online fundraising page. Or join an existing team and workplace!

Workplaces

How do I register my workplace?

Click here to register your interest for 2022 for your workplace and get ready to tell cancer where to go! 

What's the difference between registering as a workplace and as a team?

You can register multiple teams under your workplace, and have access to your workplace leaderboard to see the progress of other teams and individuals. There's nothing like a little bit of friendly competition!

You will also have access to some workplace resources that will help you and your colleagues promote the challenge. Click here for more information. 

Otherwise, if you and your colleagues only have one team participating you can simply register as a team rather than a workplace.

What's the benefit of registering a workplace?

It’s the perfect opportunity for your staff to get away from the screens, get active and improve overall health and wellbeing. You could organise lunch runs, walking meetings, or fitness sessions via zoom. It’s your Charge and your choice.

Create teams within your workplace by department, unit, or branch to get some friendly competition between colleagues happening!

The March Charge is an online, personal fitness challenge so colleagues working from home, the office, interstate or even abroad can all get involved. 

Fundraising

Where does my fundraising money go?

The funds you raise through your challenge go directly to Cancer Council to help fund our work to create a cancer free future. To find out more, check out the About page.

Should I use the Facebook Donate fundraising option?

While you can fundraise by sharing your page URL on Facebook, we ask that you do not use Facebook's ‘Add a Donate Button’ or 'Create a Fundraiser'. This will process the donation through Facebook, and it won't appear on your March Charge profile page. We will not be able to add this donation to your March Charge fundraising.

How do I share my fundraising page on Instagram?

To share on Instagram, simply copy and paste your fundraising page URL to your Instagram bio link and save. Now when you post updates about your Charge with your friends on Instagram you can direct them to your bio link. This will easily take them direct to your page to support you!

Do you have a Facebook group that I can join?

Absolutely, you can join our March Chargers Facebook group by clicking hereConnect with other Chargers and meet amazing people just like you! You will also be the first to hear about some exciting prizes and competitions coming up!

How do I collect donations?

Donations can be made through your fundraising page. Simply send the link to your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your efforts. Cash donations can be collected and deposited into the Cancer Council bank account. Contact us for more details.

How do I share my fundraising page link?

An easy way to share your fundraising page is to log in to your dashboard and click the 'shared on social' icon. Another easy way to do this is to click on our 'Get Sponsors' tab that will lead you to an email we've written for you. 

Check out our guide on how to ask for donations, it has some handy email and social media copy for you to use. 

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

I need help with my fundraising.

Not a problem! We'll be with you every step of the way with some top tips. You can also check out our Tips and Tools page to help you boost your fundraising, or the 'Resources' tab in your dashboard.

Are there any prizes or rewards for fundraising this year?

You bet! Be one of the first 200 to raise $500 and you'll win a free March Charge t-shirt! Better yet, become a Diamond Charger by raising $1000 and you'll score a FREE personalised Diamond Charger t-shirt.

No good deed goes unrewarded, check out some of the other rewards and prizes up for grabs as you Charge to tell cancer where to go!

Merchandise

Do you have any t-shirts available to purchase?

Yes we do! You can purchase a t-shirt here

Or you can score a FREE personalised t-shirt by becoming a Diamond Charger and raising $1000.

Other

How do I reset my password?

To reset your password, click the Forgot Password link on the login screen and follow the prompts.

If you are having trouble receiving the reset email here are some helpful tips:

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How do I change who I am 'Charging in honour of' on my fundraising page?

Click here to contact us and we'll do it for you.

How do I change the number of years I've been Charging on my fundraising page?

Click here to contact us and we'll do it for you.

I need more info!

No worries, that’s what we’re here for! Feel free to contact us via e-mail at themarchcharge@nswcc.org.au or call 1300 811 248.

Or have you joined our March Chargers Facebook group? Connect with other Chargers and meet amazing people just like you! These guys are March Charge pros and are happy to help you out with any questions you might have too. 

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