10,000 Steps a Day in May 2021

By walking 310,000 steps in May, you’ll help raise vital funds for patient care in the Mater Hospital.

It’s a tough challenge, but it’ll help critically ill people and will keep you healthy too!

To get started, all you have to do is follow these 3 easy steps.

1)  Join our 10,000 Steps A Day in May Facebook group
2) Create a Facebook Fundraising Page at this link, it only takes 45 seconds! Here, you will raise money and post a count of your steps on a weekly or daily basis once May begins!
3) Register for your t-shirt, through our 10,000 Steps A Day in May Facebook group, with instructions to do so in the “Topics” Section.

It’s that simple!

Any questions, please contact our Community Fundraising Officer David by emailing fundraising@materfoundation.ie

***Are you interested in taking part in 10,000 Steps a Day in May with a workplace team? Inspire and engage staff at all levels and help promote wellbeing in your company. Click on this link to find out more OR register your team.***

Frequently Asked Questions

When does it start?
10,000 Steps A Day begins on May 1st. You’re welcome to walk, run, or both. The speed doesn’t matter, only the total steps!

How do I track my distance?
The best way is to use your smart phone! Your phone might have a health app that will count your steps for you. You can download any tracking app, for example Pacer. Otherwise if you have a Fitbit or activity tracker, then you can use that instead.

How do I prove that I have completed the 10, 000 Steps?
As part of this challenge, you will be asked to set up a 10,000 Steps A Day Facebook Fundraising Page for the Mater Foundation. Here, you can post a count of your steps weekly, or daily, depending on your preference. These pages are linked to the Mater Foundation. We’ll be able to see the total steps you’ve achieved throughout the month. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you’re welcome to use Just Giving.

Do I have to set up a 10,000 Steps A Day Facebook Page?
Yes. You have to set up a page so that we can track your steps and also because a fundraising page is a fantastic way of raising funds for patient care. If you don’t want to fundraise, that’s ok – you can make a personal donation, but please do this via your own Facebook Fundraising page.

How do I set up a 10,000 Steps A Day Facebook Page?
Visit  https://www.facebook.com/fund/materfoundation/ and click on “Create Fundraiser”. Please add ’10,000 Steps’ in your page title so we can easily find you. Once it’s created, make sure to edit the end date to June 3rd!

How much money do I have to raise?
All we ask for is your best effort. If 10 friends or family members donate €10, that’s €100 raised for patient care in the Mater!

How will the money I raise help patients of The Mater Public Hospital?
Your challenge will help provide the best possible equipment and technology to healthcare workers and patients of The Mater Public Hospital. The Mater is a national centre for transplants, spinal injuries, heart disease and surgery, major trauma and cancer care, while providing care for seriously ill Covid-19 patients.

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