Moving more is extremely important for our mind and body, and one local doctor is once again encouraging residents of the Central Coast to participate in his annual #MoveAgainstCancer Step Challenge this September!
Dr Ash Bowden, also known to the community as Doctor Do More, is on a mission to get people exercising and moving more to improve their health and happiness, and Smile On Clinics are excited to get behind this great cause.
The 2022 September #MoveAgainstCancer Step Challenge encourages people to record their steps over the whole month to win prizes whilst fundraising for Cancer Council NSW – Central Coast.
Participation costs $10, with all money going to Cancer Council to ensure nobody on the Central Coast faces a cancer diagnosis alone.
So reduce your cancer risk and enjoy the beautiful Central Coast by Moving Against Cancer this September!
Our Step Challenge Involvement
We here at Smile On Clinics are thrilled to have teamed up with Doctor Do More and Cancer Council NSW to be the major sponsor this year, alongside plenty of other local businesses who are getting behind this great cause!
Not content with just sponsoring the step challenge, Smile On Clinics will also be participating as a team and moving our way through September.
Our practice principal and leading dentist, Dr Ned Restom who is also the founder of Customs 4 Cancer says “being a cancer survivor myself, I believe it’s important to get involved with initiatives to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer. Helping others is so important as it builds communities, changes lives and drives people to do better.”
Smile On Clinics comprise of a network of premium dental practices located across the Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Sydney and beyond. Dental practices include Avoca Beach Dental, Saratoga Dental, Mingara Dental & Implant Centre, Warnervale Dental, Empire Bay Dental, Bonnells Bay Dental, Tailored Teeth Burwood, Poynton Place Dental & Implant Centre in Thornton and Tailored Teeth Mona Vale opening soon.
“Last year, we raised over $100,000 for Cancer Council and had over 800 people involved. I was absolutely blown away by this,” Dr Bowden said. “It is such a simple, achievable challenge for people to participate in. When I’m asked ‘How do I get more active?’ the best answer is to start with a walk.”
“Moving more has unbelievable benefits on your health – reduced risk of cancers, reduced risk of cardiorespiratory disease, improved cognition and more. Importantly, it has a huge impact on our mental health, something we all need right now.”
“The pandemic and current financial climate has caused so much stress and anxiety. With loss of incomes and so much uncertainty. Getting outside and staying active massively helps your headspace, helping us to stay positive as we move forward.”
“We are excited to see this initiative return to the community for its third year. As well as the positive health benefits gained from those participating, the funds raised will support local cancer patients here on the coast, and fund critical research”Jaynie Moloney, Community Relations Coordinator, Cancer Council NSW – Central Coast
Let’s Get Moving
Dr Bowden suggests using any type of activity watch or smartphone to track your steps. And if you need more motivation, logging your steps each day puts you in the running to win prizes! There are many categories to win: the individual with the most steps, most steps as a team, biggest fundraiser, a caption competition, and more.
We want as many Coasties as possible to come together in teams to step it out and help raise much needed funds for cancer research.
The challenge starts on Thursday, September 1st and will run to Friday, September 30th, so get involved!
Are you ready?