21,007 STEP UP CHALLENGE
September 10 - October 10, 2022
We ask you to join us in honoring the 21,007 people who lost their lives to suicide in Japan last year by taking action, whether solo or as part of a group, to raise awareness and funds while creating hope!
You can choose to commit to the challenge in a way that you find the most meaningful. One option is to use your fitness tracker by setting a one-day goal of walking 21,007 steps. However, walking isn’t the only option - whether you’re running, cycling, swimming, dancing for 21,007 seconds, or writing a 21,007 character story- whatever you choose to do, it all matters.
After signing up, let us know what you will be doing, and don't forget to take photos or videos to document the process so we can share your efforts on social media. That will help us make a noise about this important issue and is a very welcome way to show your support for mental health.
In addition to participating in the challenge yourself, you can also participate in our cup events! We will hold a school cup, a community cup, and a corporate cup. Got a friendly rivalry with another firm, school, or neighbor? Want to see which department is the fittest or most persuasive? We have a way for you to resolve these questions!
JOIN A NATIONWIDE CUP
There are incentives for being the winner of either the fundraising or the awareness categories, where your efforts will be announced on October 10. There will still be a great trophy for winning either competition and on the awareness side, we will have two judges decide which team leveraged their creative talents best to effectively reach the most people!
The corporate cup is a team event allowing corporate supporters to challenge each other in both fundraising and most steps.
The university/school cup is a team race event allowing teachers and students from various schools to challenge each other in both fundraising and fastest time.
The Community Cup is a team race event allowing a group of individuals to join together and to challenge each other in both fundraising and fastest time.
Pick a day anytime between September 10 and October 10, 2022, to make a difference and challenge stigma.
Children (under 12): Free
Each entry includes:
Event swag and completion certificates!
*Please note that event swag can be mailed within Japan only
What Can you win?
Step Up Step Champion Cup: the corporate team, school team, community team and individuals taking the most steps will win prizes!
Step Up Fundraising Cup: the corporate team, school team, community team and individuals raising the most funds will also each receive a prize!
Step Up Awareness Cup: whoever raises the most awareness, whether as a team or as an individual will win a prize!
All participants will receive Step Up stickers and a TELL eco bag.
*If your company, school, or community group has more than one team, it is ok to fundraise on a single Donorbox support campaign to qualify for the Cups.
Team times and winners will be announced on October 14th, 2022.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
Use #STEPUP2022 on Instagram to add your mental health walk to the TELL SNS community!