FAQs

What is Walk for Him?

Walk for Him is a fundraising event for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). It has been organised to raise money for much-needed research and support programs for Aussie men, and all those impacted by a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Walk for Him takes place every day of Men’s Health Week 2022, June 13-19. Participants commit to completing 49,000 steps during this period for the 49 Aussie men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer each day. This challenge can be completed as either individuals or teams.

Who can take part?

Everyone! It's a challenge that you can do anywhere. 

Whether you're an individual, a workplace, a team, or a bunch of mates keen to save lives - you can take part. When you sign up to Walk for Him, we'll help you to kick off your fundraising and start planning.

As the week approaches, you’ll receive more tips and support to help you raise awareness and funds for the men you love.

And together, we’ll help expand research, treatment, and support for Aussie men and their loved ones affected by prostate cancer.

How much does it cost to register?

Nothing. It’s free to sign up!

How does it work?

Once you sign up, you’ll receive a fundraising page and access to Walk for Him resources. You can step it out at your own pace each day during Men’s Health Week, and spread the word to your friends and family. Fundraising is open from the time you join, so you can step to it right away.

From the moment you sign up, we’ll be there with tips and support to help you.

How do I win prizes?

While you’re raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer, you could also win some of these awesome prizes!

- Sign up to Walk for Him before Wednesday June 1 and receive a donation to your individual fundraising page at walkforhim.org.au before June 20 (11:59PM AEST), and you’ll go in the draw to win a $250 Harvey Norman voucher. Sponsored by Harvey Norman.

- Complete your individual fundraising page at walkforhim.org.au by adding a profile photo by June 20 (11:59PM AEST) and you’ll go into the draw to win a $300 Julius Marlow voucher. Sponsored by Julius Marlow.

- Be one of the first 250 Walk for Him participants to raise $250 on your individual fundraising page at walkforhim.org.au and you’ll be strutting your stuff in a pair of exclusive Walk for Him socks.

- Raise $500 or more on your individual fundraising page at walkforhim.org.au by June 20 (11:59PM AEST) to go in the draw to win a pair of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, sponsored by Icon Cancer Centre.

- Raise $1,000 or more to your individual fundraising page at walkforhim.org.au by June 20 (11:50PM AEST) and go in the draw to win a hot lap with Jack Le Brocq.

- Receive 20 or more donations to your individual fundraising page at walkforhim.org.au by June 20 (11:59 AEST) and you’ll go in the draw to win a $1,500 Luxury Escapes Holiday voucher, sponsored by Icon Cancer Centre.

Terms and Conditions apply – please see: https://www.walkforhim.org.au/terms-and-conditions

When and where does the challenge take place?

The challenge takes place during Men’s Health Week, June 13-19. You can do your steps at any time of the day that suits you, and anywhere that works for you - it could be the walk to work, or a sunset stroll on the beach. It could even be a hike up a mountain. Find the walking style that works for you and go for it!

How do I log or update my steps?

You can track your steps using a pedometer or a free fitness activity tracking app on your phone. Here's how you log them on your Dashboard. 

Step 1: Log in to your Walk for Him Dashboard using the email address you registered with.

Step 2: Once logged in you will be taken to your Dashboard, where you can track fitness, get support and edit your page. Go to ‘My Fitness Activity’ section.

Note: to access ‘My Fitness Activity’ from anywhere on the site once you’re logged in, click on your name in the top right hand corner and a dropdown will appear, click on ‘My Fundraising Activity’.

Step 3: Once in ‘My Fitness Activity’ scroll down go to ‘Add Activity’ and add your entry by filling in the Date, Activity Type and Steps. Click on ‘Save Changes’ once you’ve completed the form. You’re done!

 

Need help? Reach out to the team at walkforhim@pcfa.org.au or 1800 22 00 99

 

Does Walk for Him need to comply with COVID-19 restrictions?

Yes. If you’re joining as a team, you should adhere to social distancing rules, as well as the public and social gathering restrictions in your local area, state or territory.

You can find links to the latest information on the Australian Government Department of Health website.

What do I have to do?

It’s simple! 

All you need to do is walk 49,000 steps during Men's Health Week for the 49 men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer each day. 

Where do the funds that I raise go?

By participating in this challenge, you'll be raising funds for game-changing prostate cancer research, life changing Specialist Nurses, and world-leading support. That’s how you can put a smile on his dial.

Is there a minimum amount I have to raise?

There’s no minimum fundraising target, and no limit on the amount you can raise. We’d love you to raise as much as you can!

Every dollar you raise will go towards helping us to fund more research, more nurses, more advocacy, and more awareness in our community

If you’re stuck on how to boost your fundraising, please give us a call on 1800 22 00 99 or email us at walkforhim@pcfa.org.au

How do I update my fundraising goal?

Log in to your Walk for Him account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘Edit my page’ and update your fundraising goal.

How do I bank any offline fundraising money I raise?

The best way to bank your offline fundraising money is through your online fundraising page with your credit card.

Deposit the money into your bank account and then make the transaction directly onto your page using your credit card.

You can even make multiple transactions and add each donor's name and their individual messages to you.

Login to your fundraising page and go to the My Donations page in your dashboard. Your total fundraising amount will then be shown on your page.

If you need support depositing your fundraising please reach out to PCFA on 1800 22 00 99 or walkforhim@pcfa.org.au.

What resources are available to help me fundraise?

Your online fundraising page makes it easy for you to get donations and spread the word about Walk for Him. 

We’ve also created resources to help you reach (and even beat) your fundraising goal. You can download all of these resources from your fundraising page’s dashboard. It’s all there to help you make you a walking warrior!

Can I post my photos or details on PCFA’s social media pages?

Absolutely! We’d love to see what a star you are. You can post your photos and use #walkforhim and #pcfa, you can also tag PCFA directly on socials by using @PCFA1 (Facebook) and @PCFA_OZ (Instagram). Don’t forget that sharing photos of you doing your steps will show your supporters that you’re committed to the challenge.

Who do I contact if I have any other questions?

We're always here to help. Give us a call on 1800 22 00 99 or email us at walkforhim@pcfa.org.au

We are also available on our social media channels. Get in touch!

I've shared my page on Facebook asking for donations using the Facebook Donate button. Will the money I raise come to PCFA?

Yes. However, we recommend you don’t use the Facebook Donate button to raise money for the Walk for Him, as we can’t link any donations back to your fundraising page. 

If you’ve already set up a post, we suggest that you:

   1. Delete the post, as this is the only way to remove the Facebook Donate button; and
   2. Create a new Facebook post and share the link to your fundraising page without adding the ‘Donate’ button.

Why aren't the donations I'm receiving through Facebook showing up on my fundraising page?

Facebook donations are handled and held by a third party, so we can’t link them to your Walk for Him fundraising page. Given these limitations, we recommend you don’t use the Facebook Donate button to fundraise.

If you’d like your Facebook friends and followers to donate to Walk for Him, we encourage you to share the link to your fundraising page on your social media pages instead.

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