Register to set up your steps and fundraising goals, and start challenging your friends and family to get ready to Step Up for Breast Cancer Research this May.
In late April, we will send you an email with a link to download the GenWin app for both Apple and Android mobile devices. BCSC has partnered with GenWin to deliver this unique mobile Step Challenge experience. The GenWin app will track your steps every day in May and show you your steps and fundraising progress on your profile!
Beginning May 1, your Challengers’ step progress and rank will be displayed on your Profile Page and you will appear on their page.
Stay active every day in May and have your steps count towards the One Billion Step Goal!
Yes! Simply recruit your friends and family to join you and your Step Goals, Progress and Ranks will appear on each other’s pages for the duration of the Challenge.
For friends who are not yet registered:
1. From your page, click RECRUIT A FRIEND TO PARTICIPATE.
2. Enter their first and last names and email in the form.
3. Click INVITE. They will receive an email, inviting them to accept your challenge.
Once they accept and register, you will see their name on your page under ‘CHALLENGERS.’
If your friends are already registered:
1. Search for their name in CHALLENGE OTHER PARTICIPANTS.
2. Click on their name to INVITE They will receive an email, inviting them to accept your challenge.
Once they accept, you will see their name on your page under ‘CHALLENGERS.’
You can see who you have invited from the PROFILE MENU in the top right of your page. Click MY CHALLENGES to see the list of friends you invited to join the Challenge.
You can also share the link to your page using the Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn ICONS on your Profile page.
Yes, the only way to track steps and for your steps to contribute to our One Billion Steps goal is through the mobile app.
Yes, the app will include the steps you have taken, providing your wearable device is synced to the mobile device you used to download the app.
The GenWin app obtains your ‘steps’ from the Apple Health app for iPhones and Google Fit app Android phones. Fitbits and other devices may not automatically synchronize to your Apple Health or Google Fit app. If your steps are not being counted in Apple Health or Google Fit, please see below:
You can download software to allow your Fitbit app on your phone to synchronize with your Apple Health app.
1. while using your iPhone, go to the App Store
2. Search “Fitbit to Apple Health”
3. You will see several options, both free and paid that you can download to allow your FitBit to connect to Apple Health. Follow the instructions once the app is downloaded, allowing for ‘steps’ to be tracked.
You can input your steps manually in the Apple Health app:
1. open the Apple Health app on your phone
2. Click on ‘Steps’
3. in the top right corner, you will see ‘Add Data’
4. enter the number of steps you take each day
You can download software to allow your FitBit app on your phone to synchronize with your Google Fit app.
1. while using your phone, go to Google Play
2. Search “Fitbit to Google Fit”
3. You will see a few options of apps that you can download to allow your FitBit to connect to Google Fit. Follow the instructions once the app is downloaded, allowing for ‘steps’ to be tracked.
You can input your steps manually in Google Fit
1. On your Android phone, open the Google Fit app.
2. At the bottom right, tap Add
3. Tap Add Activity
4. Enter your information and tap Save
Yes, you can simply register and collect your pledges from your family and friends. Please follow all public health regulations/laws regarding physical distancing. Those who wish to support you can donate online by clicking “Sponsor a Participant” after you have registered.
It’s important to remain active for both physical and mental health. We ask everyone to respect physical distancing regulations established by public health authorities. Check your local public health authority website for regulations before exercising outdoors if you are not on your own private property.
There are many ways to exercise inside and we have compiled some great videos with ideas to help you reach your steps!
Please follow all public health regulations/laws regarding physical distancing when asking for donations for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. In addition to email and calling, you can also stay in touch with your family and friends by sharing your One Billion Steps Challenge progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also Challenge your friends to support breast cancer research!
We encourage those wishing to support to donate online by clicking “Sponsor a Participant” after you have registered. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Alternatively, donation cheques can be mailed – please do not mail cash. If you require a pledge form, please click here.
We selected One Billion Steps to challenge ourselves and to encourage everyone to do something good for yourself while doing something to help prevent 14 Canadian women from dying of breast cancer every day. We all know exercise is a great way to maintain physical and mental health, and during this challenging time, it can be more difficult to maintain our fitness routines.
So, we’re helping to support the health of our community, while also providing a fun and challenging element to our fundraising event, the Virtual Mother’s Day Walk, powered by Cleo.
Your steps and the steps of all of the registered participants together contribute to reaching the One Billion Steps Challenge Goal!
We’re challenging everyone to step, walk, dance – or however you want to move to contribute to our collective, national goal of One Billion Steps this May to support breast cancer research.
Let your friends and family know you’re taking the One Billion Steps Challenge and ask if they can contribute to your fundraising goal. There is no cost to enter, and no minimum donation required, but there are some great incentives for reaching donation milestones.
Here are some ways that together we will reach One Billion Steps this May:
if 5,000 participants take 6,500 steps every day, or
if 4,500 participants take 7,500 steps per day, or
if 3,500 participants take 10,000 steps per day!
Set your Step Goal where you feel comfortable and try to make it achievable so you can enjoy the experience and the benefits of being active every day.
Incentives will be mailed once the One Billion Steps Challenge is completed, and should be received by August 31, 2021. We reserve the right to substitute incentives for similar value.
All donations must be received on or before June 30, 2021 to be eligible for fundraising incentives. Incentives are based on individual fundraising achievements submitted online and/or received by mail.
To thank you for raising money and supporting our Mission to Save Lives through Breast Cancer Research, we are pleased to offer incentives to everyone who registers for the Mother’s Day Walk, One Billion Steps Challenge, powered by Cleo and who achieves at least $250 in donations. For a list of the incentives please click here.
YES! You can stay in touch with your family and friends by sharing your One Billion Steps Challenge progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using #mothersdaywalk & #BCSCstepchallenge. You can also Challenge your friends to support breast cancer research!
Absolutely. You can register any day before May 31!
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada, (BCSC) is a registered, national non-profit charity dedicated to saving lives through breast cancer research. We raise money to fund patient-focused research in Canada, for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of breast cancer. For more information about our work, please visit https://bcsc.ca/about-us/our-work/