KAY-A-DAY
GETTING KIDS ACTIVE

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Why Kay-A-Day

In Australia, 9 out of 10 young people don’t move enough each day, which isn’t great because physical activity is really important for overall health and reduces the risk of developing certain diseases later in life – including bowel cancer.

Kay-A-Day is designed to encourage kids of all ages to walk or run just one kilometre a day for 21 days – the same distance as a half marathon.

Making a positive change doesn’t have to be hard. Kay-A-Day gives people an easy way to start improving their general fitness. Friends and family can get involved by sponsoring for every kay completed.

Register your school and start Kay-A-Day from Term 4 (Term 3 for NT). There are great prizes to be won for the top five individual fundraisers at each school. See FAQs for details.

Students will receive a set of Kay-A-Day shoelaces so they can show their support every time they wear their runners, and a lanyard to record their progress. Fundraising and donations is via our website. Every kay counts!

Healthy habits formed early in life leave a lasting impression.

To see who is taking part in Kay-A-Day click here.

Partners

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kay-A-Day?

Kay-A-Day is a health initiative designed to encourage kids to run or walk just one kilometre a day for 21 days – the same distance as a half marathon.

In Australia, 9 out of 10 young people don’t move enough each day. Which isn’t great, because physical activity is really important for overall health and reduces the risk of developing certain diseases – including bowel cancer.

Making a positive change doesn’t have to be hard. And Kay-A-Day gives people an easy way to start improving their general fitness. Friends and family can get involved by sponsoring for every kay completed.

Kay-A-Day is based on the national physical activity recommendations for young people. As well as health benefits, there are social, emotional and intellectual benefits associated with being physically active and limiting sedentary behaviour – physical activity helps kids do better at school!

How does Kay-A-Day work?

Simply register your school and start Kay-A-Day in Term 3 or 4, 2016.

Students will receive a set of Kay-A-Day shoelaces, so they can show their support every time they wear their runners, and a lanyard to record their progress. Fundraising and donations will be via our Kay-A-Day website.

Kay-A-Day can be introduced to schools in a range of ways. It could be part of the school curriculum, where it fits in well with the Australian Curriculum for Health and Physical Education, or students could be encouraged to take part during lunch or recess.

How do I register our school?

Government and non-government schools in South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and ACT will be invited to take part in Kay-A-Day in 2016. If your school is outside of these states you can still register and take part.

How do students register?

Once your school has registered to take part in Kay- A-Day, students (or their parents) will be able to register online as part of your school team.

What are the start and end dates?

Kay-A-Day can be done in Term 3 or 4 and takes up to 21 days to complete, depending on the number of kilometres completed each day. Some schools may finish within 20 days or less by running two or more kilometres on the final day.

How can we promote Kay-A-Day?

We can provide you with Kay-A-Day messaging for your school communications such as newsletters or social media. Our bowel cancer prevention messages are important for parents and we can incorporate these too.

A spokesperson may be able to visit your school to speak to students about Kay-A-Day and The Jodi Lee Foundation. Please contact our Communications Manager, Abby Bowden at [email protected]

We also ask you to advise us if you are planning on speaking to the media about Kay-A-Day.

How do students fundraise?

Once registered, students will have their own fundraising page, making it easy for their family and friends to get involved by sponsoring them for their efforts.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and a tax receipt will be sent to the email address provided. All money raised helps fund our bowel cancer prevention initiatives in Australia.

Where does the money go?

Money raised through Kay-A-Day helps us save lives by raising awareness about the prevention of bowel cancer. For more information about what we do, click here.

What are the prizes?

Fabulous Smiggle backpacks choc full of products will be awarded to the highest individual fundraising boy and girl. The top five highest individual fundraisers from each school will each receive an activity tracker to encourage them to continue being active every day. See terms and conditions for eligibility details.

Terms and conditions

There are fabulous prizes for the top five individual Kay-A-Day fundraisers at each participating school. These prizes will be awarded based on the total of student’s online fundraising page at 5pm 23 November 2016.

Schools will be notified of the winners by email the following day, and prizes will be sent to the school to be distributed to the winning students.