20 October 2017

Kay-A-Day is a health initiative created by the Jodi Lee Bowel Cancer Foundation that encourages students to walk or run just one kilometre a day, for 21 days – the same distance of a half marathon.

This year we have 15 enthusiastic schools taking part in the Kay-A-Day program, and a total of 3,255 students! Being physically active every day and promoting a healthy body and mind helps children to grow and develop now, whilst reducing the risk of developing certain diseases later in life – including bowel cancer.

Fundraising is a secondary component to the program and we are pleased to see that some schools/students have taken this on board and have raised over $2,000 for the Jodi Lee Bowel Cancer Foundation. Great work!

Kay-A-Day is all about encouraging school-aged children to make the time for daily exercise.

On Friday 17 November, we will have our ambassador and Olympic marathon runner, Jessica Trengove joining the Junior School boys of Prince Alfred College to run their last kilometre of the 21-day period.

In Australia, 9 out of 10 young people aged 13-17 don’t move enough, and children aged 5-12 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

For more information please click here.

And remember, it’s not too late to donate or sponsor students taking part!