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Questions About Steptember

What are the start and end dates for Steptember?

Steptember starts on Monday, 4 September 2017 and ends on Sunday, 1 October 2017

When do registrations open?

Registration will open in early May 2017!

When will I receive my Steptember Kit and what does it include?

Steptember Kits will start going out from 1 August 2017. Each kit includes a 3D pedometer, lanyard and Steptember booklet. Steptember kits will be sent to the postal address you enter during registration. Each team member will be sent their own pack.

Can I register with an international address?

We would love to chat to you and see what we can do if you are not based in Singapore. If you live overseas and would like to participate, please contact the Steptember team at Steptember@cpas.org.sg

Using the website

I’ve misplaced my login details to the Steptember website. How do I login?

Click on 'Forgot Password' on the login page. You'll be prompted to fill out your registered email address. An email will then be sent to you with a link to a page on the website where you can set a new password.

How do I form a team?

To start, get four people together and choose a team leader who will register the team via the website. During the registration process, the Team Leader will be required to enter the names and email addresses of each Team Member. Each Team Member will then receive an invitation from the Steptember website to join the team and complete their personal registration.

What is a Team Leader?

A Team Leader is the person who is in charge of registering your team. They will register your team  on the website and can manage the admin for the team.

How do I join a team?

Your team leader will be prompted to invite you during the registration process, so hold tight and wait for your invite to land in your inbox. You will then need to click on the link provided and complete your details.

How much does it cost?

How much does it cost to join Steptember?

When you register, you'll receive a Steptember Kit, which includes a good quality 3D pedometer to count your steps, a Steptember Handbook and exclusive access to the Steptember website. 

Registration is $25 per person.

My organisation has pre-purchased teams, and one of my team members is a child, do we get a discount?

Unfortunately no, all pre-purchased teams are at the fixed cost of $100 for four people, regardless of age.

Reasons to Step Up to the Challenge

• You’ll have a great motivation to exercise more. You’ll get off the bus one stop early. You’ll take the stairs instead of the lift. You’ll dance in the supermarket (well, maybe).

• Speaking of: you’ll have more energy. You’ll sleep better. You may even lose a few kilograms – which of course is all win-win!

• You’ll set up some friendly competition in the office and challenge workmates (or as we call them: ‘arch enemies’) you know you can beat!

• Best of all you’ll feel great knowing that the money you raise is going to a fantastic cause. You’ll be helping kids like six years old Darwisy with cerebral palsy get the specialised equipment she needs to do basic, everyday things we take for granted, like standing up or moving around.

Fundraising

Firstly, set a target for your team. Remember this is your chance to change the lives of children and adults living with cerebral palsy. You will be surprised how easy it is once you get started. 

Who will be my sponsors?

Friends, family members, employers, work colleagues, you name it. Anyone with a big heart! 

The biggest fundraising mistake people make is not asking. Think about how great you feel about making a difference, so why not give the people around you the same opportunity to help. 

How can I fundraise?

How you raise funds is completely up to you, so get creative! Once you've set your team fundraising target, get the team together and brainstorm.

You automatically get your very own fundraising page where anyone can make a tax-deductible donation. 

Have some fun and inject your personality and style into it! Your sponsors will not only be supporting Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, they'll be supporting you as well.

Here are some ideas to get the ball rolling:

  • Karaoke
  • Bowling
  • Jamming

Do I have to fundraise as a team or can I do my own activities?

That's up to you. All funds raised by you and your team members will be combined to reach your team target.

How do I set a new fundraising target?

Your Team Leader can change the team fundraising target on the My Team page.

Our team has reached our fundraising target, what happens now?

Awesome! You obviously have a talent for it so keep going! Your Team Leader can increase your  team's target at any time on the My Team page.

What will the funds we raise be used for?

All donations directly benefit our children and adults with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities.  The funds are used to help defray the cost of transport to our centre from their homes, programme fees, therapy rehabilitation equipment, medical expenses, diapers, food rations, public education, caregiver support programmes, and such like, that will help uplift the lives of our needy clients, whose families face financial hardship and have difficulty providing for the special needs of their disabled children.

If my sponsor makes a donation to my team through the website, will they receive a tax receipt?

As of 1st January 2011, IRAS does not accept claims for tax deduction from donation receipts. CPAS will update the IRAS website and submit donation claims on your behalf if you have provided your UEN/NRIC number. Tax deductions for your donation will be automatically reflected in your tax assessment. Hard copy receipts are available only upon request. All donations are eligible tax exemption 2.5 times its value. 

What do offline donations mean?

An offline donation is any funds not raised via the website. If you receive cash or a cheque from a donor, it is considered an offline donation. 

How do I add my offline donations to my online total?

Use the banking and receipting area on your Raise Funds page to bank your funds. Once funds are received by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, your fundraising total will be automatically updated.

How does my sponsor receive a receipt for offline donations?

When you bank the offline donation, you'll be prompted to enter the donor's details. Once the funds are received by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, your donor will be sent a receipt via email. On the Raise Funds page,  you'll find a receipt template to record your donor's details and donation amount. This is useful for recalling the details when entering them into the site. 

What is a tax-deductible donation?

A tax-deductible donation is any donation that was not given in exchange for goods or services.

Examples of payments that are not tax-deductible include:

  • purchases of raffle tickets
  • purchases of items such as chocolates and art pieces

Find out more from IRAS.

Do I have to wait for Steptember to start before I start fundraising?

No, you can start fundraising as soon as you register. The sooner, the better! 

Is the Steptember web site secure?

Yes. The Steptember website uses SSL technology to encrypt your personal data when it is transferred from your browser to the website. Your personal details are protected on our servers, which are PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant. We never store any credit card details on our servers.

To find out more information about cerebral palsy please visit: www.cpas.org.sg 

Participating in Steptember

What else can our organisation do to make Steptember even better for our staff?

We encourage organisations to get really involved! There are many things you can do at an organisational level to engage and support your employees. Why not try:  

  • Holding a Steptember launch parties at the start and end of Steptember  
  • Have competitions/incentives for teams
  • Start a lunchtime walking programme
  • Use your newsletters or intranet to give updates on the progress of your teams 

When do I wear my pedometer?

All the time! Only take your pedometer off when you're going to bed or in any type of water (as your pedometer isn't waterproof). We also advise that you remove your pedometer when taking part in any activity that can be converted into steps on the website, for example, cycling, yoga, etc. (see other activities below).

I do other physical activities apart from walking, for example, cycling. Can this count towards my step total?

Yes! Steptember isn't just about walking. We encourage you to get out and do any activity you enjoy. We've created an activity conversion table to convert over 40 activities into steps. Simply select this activity when you record your steps on your web page. 

I can’t see my activity on the conversion table — does that mean it doesn’t count?

Not necessarily. We've done our best to convert as many activities as we can, but it's impossible to include everything - "Curling’for example or 'Finnish Wife Carrying'! If your activity isn't represented try to select an activity that is similar to it. Please feel free to email one of our friendly Steptember team members, and we'll try and have your activity added to next year's list.

Can I buy an extra pedometer if I lose or break both of mine?

If you need an extra pedometer, please contact the Steptember Team.

Will I ever need to replace the battery in my pedometer?

You shouldn't need to replace the battery during Steptember. They are built to last the duration of the event. At some point in the future, however, the battery will run out. Simply follow the instructions supplied with your pedometer to change it.

Do I have to enter my steps every day?

We recommend that you enter steps every day to allow a steady journey up your virtual mountain.

Can anyone else see my step entries?

Yes, your team members will be able to see your steps. The general public will only see the team total steps.

Can I only enter my steps via the Steptember web site, or is there another way?

You can also enter your steps via a smart phone or tablet.

What are the other activities that can be converted into steps?

 

Aerobic Class  Adventure racing American football

Badminton

Baseball 

Basketball 

Boccia

Boxing 

Circuit Training 

Circuit Training Class 

Combat Class 

Cricket 

Cycling 

Dancing 

Driving Range 

Frisbee

Hockey 

Horse Riding 

Goalball

Ice Skating 

Kayaking 

Kite Boarding 

Manual Wheelchair (pushing)

Manual Wheelchair (using)

Martial Arts 

Netball 

Pilates 

Power Wheelchair

Racquet Sports 

Resistance Training 

Rock Climbing 

Roller Blading 

Rowing 

RPM® 

Rugby 

Rugby League 

Skateboarding

Snow Sport 

Soccer (football) 

Softball 

Stand-up Paddling

 Swimming   Wakeboarding   Water Skiing 
 Weights Class  Wind Surfing   Yoga