Step it to Stonewall Challenge returns to raise vital funds for Irish LGBTQ+ organisations

Get ready to strut! Irish Life’s Step it to Stonewall Challenge is returning, raising funds for LGBT Ireland, Shoutout, Belong To and GCN.

Step it to Stonewall, walking stock image.
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Looking for a new way to stay active during Pride month? Well, we have an amazing campaign for you to partake in! Irish Life’s Step it to Stonewall Challenge is back, once again raising vital funds for local LGBTQ+ organisations.

Hosted on the MyLife health and wellbeing app, the challenge will take participants on a virtual journey through the LGBTQ+ capitals of the world, trying to step it all the way from Dublin to the famous Stonewall Inn in New York City.

After leaving Ireland’s capital, the first virtual stop will be Brighton before the journey continues to Amsterdam, Capetown, Taipei, Sydney, San Francisco and all the way to Rio de Janeiro. From Brazil, the last stop, the Stonewall Inn, is only a short hop away (virtually, at least). 


Step It To Stonewall Poster

From June 7 participants will have three weeks (until June 28) to track their steps, helping them to reach the destination. 

Even better, everyone that manages to track 200,000 steps during the period automatically has the chance to win an Aer Lingus Voucher worth €1,000. So make sure to track your every step when attending different Pride parades in June!


Step It To Stonewall Poster.

Additionally, if participants manage to accomplish the challenge and reach NYC, Irish Life will donate €10,000 to Irish LGBTQ+ organisations. The donation will be divided between the four queer charities: LGBT Ireland, Belong To, ShoutOut and yours truly, GCN

Hoping to gather even more participants than last year, when 3,300 people took part in the challenge, Irish Life is looking forward to running the Step it to Stonewall Challenge for the third year in a row, and GCN feels very fortunate to once again have been selected as one of the nominated Irish organisations. 

Steps will be counted through the MyLife App, giving participants the chance to track their progress while running, walking or jogging. The MyLife App is available for download on the Apple App Store or Google Play. 

If you want to learn more about participating in the challenge, you can find further information about Step it to Stonewall here.

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