The challenge is on to step up and fight cancer in this year's March Charge as the whole community work to make a difference.
The Cancer Council run initiative aims to promote a healthier lifestyle to reduce people's risk of cancer diagnosis after statistics revealed over 40 per cent of NSW adults were not sufficiently active.
Community Relations Coordinator at Wagga Cancer Council, Christine Williams, said the challenge was all about making small lifestyle changes for a big difference.
"The March Charge is about finding ways to up the physical activity in your daily routine and developing new healthy habits," she said.
“We know that over 1,800 cases of cancer in Australia could be prevented each year simply by increasing the amount of exercise you do to meet recommendations."
According to the Cancer Council, being physically active can help reduce the risk of bowel cancer, breast cancer (after menopause) and endometrium cancers, and one Wagga business is on a mission to beat these diagnoses.
The Palm and Pawn staff signed up for this year’s March Charge, setting a goal of 500,000 steps to reach over the month as a team.
Organsier of their challenge Ossie Sutton said the team was happy to participate.
"We've probably got about 15-20 staff on deck at the moment," he said.
"It's just in work time too, we walk plenty of kilometres in hospitality so I'm confident we can make 500,000 steps."
Mr Sutton said it was a cause everyone should invest in.
"Pretty much everyone is affected by cancer at some point in their lives, either directly or indirectly, so it’s a great cause to get on board with," he said.
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