Hundreds of people are using September to get back to nature, get active and increase IBD awareness
The 2022 Live Fearless Challenge has begun!
Throughout September, more than 600 participants are taking part in the annual Live Fearless Challenge. They’re getting active to raise awareness and funds for the services and support Crohn’s and Colitis Australia (CCA) provides to the nearly 100,000 Australians who live with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
As always, this year’s challenge has seen some creative team names signed up to complete the challenge together – with some amazing team names! Some of the best include: Dude where’s my gut?, It’s not taboo to talk about poo!, and The Crohn-icles of Narnia.
There is also a great variety of activities planned by participants to complete the 150km challenge. There will be plenty of walking, cycling and running, but some are planning to reach their goal with different activities like Pilates, yoga and swimming, or a combination of things. You could even dance your way through it!
The hundreds of registrations, and a generous plant donation to CCA from a nursey, also means that Greening Australia will be able to plant hundreds of native trees to help restore Australian landscapes.
CCA’s CEO, Leanne Raven says it’s not too late to join the hundreds of other Australians who will spend September making the most of being out of COVID lockdowns to get back – and give back – to nature.
“As Spring gets underway, there is no better time to improve your health and wellbeing by getting outdoors, while raising awareness and funds to support those living with IBD,” Ms Raven said.
Challenge Ambassador, Kiara Schonberger, is excited to once again be participating in the Live Fearless Challenge and use the opportunity to share her journey with Crohn’s disease.
“I love having the chance to tell my story through September and seeing the community of supporters that comes around us during this time.”
Harrison Bence’s mother, Jayne has once again gathered family and friends to complete the challenge as a team and remind Harrison how many people are supporting him through the impacts of living with Crohn’s disease.
“This year we have a team of more than 10 people walking 150km in support of Harrison – another great opportunity to show Harrison how much he is loved.”
Since 2018, the Live Fearless Challenge has raised more than $1 million to help CCA provide free programs, research scholarships, education, advocacy and support initiatives for people living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two most common types of IBD.
With no cure currently for Crohn’s or colitis, increasing awareness and providing support is vitally important. There’s still time to take on the challenge so register today as an individual or as a team here: www.livefearlesschallenge.com.au. Registration is FREE.
CCA acknowledges and thanks our generous sponsors, Pfizer, Abbvie and Greening Australia for supporting the Live Fearless Challenge 2022.