Heart Foundation Walking Sponsors
Heart Foundation Walking is proud to partner with the following sponsors and supporters to deliver Australia’s largest FREE walking network
The Queensland Government through the Department of Health has proudly restored funding to Heart Foundation Walking providing $1.1 million over four years, to continue Queensland’s work in becoming a ‘Healthier. Happier’ state. The funding enables Heart Foundation Walking to employ a State Walking Coordinator for Queensland in Anna Campbell. Anna aims to work with the Heart Foundation Walking Team to increase the number of participants and groups walking in Queensland, focusing on high health risk regions.
Qantas Assure is a new type of insurance membership that rewards you for being active and healthy. The Qantas Assure wellness program helps you earn frequent flyer points when you walk, play, run or just have fun. Download the Qantas Assure app and take the Big Heart Badge walking challenge – for every badge earnt, Qantas Assure will donate $1 to the Heart Foundation.
10,000 Steps is a free health promotion program that aims to increase the day to day activity of Australians by encouraging them to use a step-counting pedometer to accumulate ‘incidental’ physical activity throughout the day. The interactive 10,000 Steps website allows you to track your steps and participate in challenges, either individually or as a team with friends, work mates and/or group members, to help you reach your step goals.
Put on a pedometer and see how many steps you do! Increase your steps by parking further away from your destination, taking the stairs instead of the lift or joining a Heart Foundation Walking group.
To get started, visit the 10,000 Steps website: www.10000steps.org.au
The National Heart Foundation of Australia and parkrun Australia have partnered to launch an exciting new spin on the Park Walks program and aim to get more Heart Foundation Walking participants enjoying their local parks. parkrun Australia organise free, weekly, 5km timed walks and runs around the country in pleasant parkland settings and other open spaces. They are volunteer led, open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
Heart Foundation Walking members who list “Heart Foundation Walking” as their club when registering with parkrun automatically have their walks included as part of the Walker Recognition Scheme – another great reason to walk!