What is the Sit-Up 45 Challenge

The Sit-Up 45 Challenge is a fundraising event for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). It has been organised to raise money for much-needed research and support programs for Aussie men, and all those impacted by a prostate cancer diagnosis.

The Sit-Up 45 Challenge takes place every day of Men’s Health Week 2021, June 14-20. Participants commit to completing 45 sit-ups each day during this period either as individuals or in teams. The 45 sit-ups serve as a reminder of the 45 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each day.

Who can take part?

Everyone! It’s the challenge you can do at home.

Whether you’re an individual, a workplace, a team, or a bunch of mates keen to save lives – you can take part in the Sit-Up 45 Challenge.  When you sign up to the Sit-Up 45 Challenge, we’ll help you kick off your fundraising and start planning. 

As the week approaches, you’ll receive more tips and support to help you raise awareness and funds for the men you love.

And together, we’ll help expand research, treatment, and support Aussie men and their loved ones affected by prostate cancer.

How much does it cost to register?

Nothing. It’s free to sign up!

How does it work?

Once you sign up, you’ll receive a fundraising page and access to the Sit-Up 45 Challenge resources. You can sit up at your own pace each day during Men’s Health Week, and spread the word to your friends and family. Fundraising is open from the time you join, so you can get to crunching right away.

From the moment you sign up, we’ll be there with tips and support to help you.

When and where is the Sit-Up 45 Challenge?

The challenge takes place during Men’s Health Week, June 14-20. You can sit-up at any time of the day that suits you, and anywhere that works for you.

Does the Sit-Up 45 Challenge need to comply with COVID-19 restrictions?

Yes. If you’re joining as a team, you should adhere to social distancing rules, as well as the public and social gathering restrictions in your local area, state or territory.

You can find links to the latest information on the Australian Government Department of Health website.

What do I have to do?

It’s simple! 

Complete 45 sit-ups (or more!) every day between  June 14-20 and ask your friends to sponsor you to raise money for PCFA’s groundbreaking research to combat prostate cancer.  Every sit-up will raise money to help a man you love.

Where do the funds that I raise go?

The funds you raise will go to PCFA, and will be used to expand research and support services for men and their loved ones affected by a prostate cancer diagnosis. 

Is there a minimum amount I have to raise?

There’s no minimum fundraising target, and no limit on the amount you can raise. We’d love you to raise as much as you can!

Every dollar you raise will help fund PCFA’s life-changing research into prostate cancer, as well as providing support to men and their families affected by a prostate cancer diagnosis.

If you’re stuck on how to boost your fundraising, please give us a call on 1800 22 00 99 or email us at situp45@pcfa.org.au

How do I update my fundraising goal?

Log in to your Sit-Up 45 Challenge account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘Edit my page’ and update your fundraising goal.

How do I log or update my sit-ups?

Log in to your Sit-Up 45 Challenge account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘My Fitness Activity’ and complete the date and number of sit-ups you did, save your changes, and it’ll be displayed on your profile.

How do I bank any offline fundraising money I raise?

The best way to bank your offline fundraising money is through your online fundraising page with your credit card.

Deposit the money into your bank account and then make the transaction directly onto your page using your credit card.

You can even make multiple transactions and add each donor's name and their individual messages to you.

Login to your fundraising page and to the My Donations page in your dashboard. Your total fundraising amount will then be shown on your page.

Click here for the full guide on how to bank your funds.

What resources are available to help me fundraise?

Your online fundraising page makes it easy for you to get donations and spread the word about the Sit-Up 45 Challenge. 

We’ve also created resources to help you reach (and even beat) your fundraising goal. You can download all of these resources from your fundraising page’s dashboard. It’s all there to help you make you a sit-up legend!

Can I post my photos or details on PCFA’s social media pages?

Absolutely! We’d love to see what a sit-up star you are. You can post your photos and use #situp45 and #pcfa, you can also tag PCFA directly on socials by using @PCFA1 (Facebook) @PCFA_OZ (Instagram). Don’t forget that sharing photos of you doing your sit-ups will show your supporters that you’re committed to the challenge.

Who do I contact if I have any other questions?

We're always here to help. Give us a call on 1800 22 00 99 or email us at situp45@pcfa.org.au

We are also available on our social media channels. Get in touch!

I've shared my page on Facebook asking for donations using the Facebook Donate button. Will the money I raise come to PCFA?

Yes. However, we recommend you don’t use the Facebook Donate button to raise money for the Sit-Up 45 Challenge, as we can’t link any donations back to your fundraising page. 

If you’ve already set up a post, we suggest that you:

  1. Delete the post, as this is the only way to remove the Facebook Donate button; and
  2. Create a new Facebook post and share the link to your fundraising page without adding the ‘Donate’ button.

Why aren't the donations I'm receiving through Facebook showing up on my fundraising page?

Facebook donations are handled and held by a third party, so we can’t link them to your Sit-Up 45 Challenge fundraising page. Given these limitations, we recommend you don’t use the Facebook Donate button to fundraise.

If you’d like your Facebook friends and followers to donate to the Sit Up 45 Challenge, we encourage you to share the link to your fundraising page on your social media pages instead.


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