What is Sugar Free September?

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Sugar Free September is a fundraiser that challenges you to cut down your added sugar intake for a month to support kids and adults living with neuromuscular conditions, including Muscular Dystrophy. Neuromuscular conditions are devastating conditions that weaken and waste the muscles. Click here for more information.

What sugars would I need to remove from my diet?

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Embrace your challenge and conquer it your way!

  1. You can cut out your favourite sweet treats (chocolate, lollies, soft drink) or why not take it a step further and completely remove added sugar or free sugars from your diet throughout the month of September?
  2. There are no rigid rules or restrictions holding you back! Sugar Free September is your challenge and you get to choose your level of commitment. Whether you’re ready to eliminate all added sugar, gradually reduce your sugar intake, or simply cut back a little bit, every step counts.
  3. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the challenge, keep in mind that progress is achieved step by step. Take a gradual approach by reducing one thing at a time, and you'll be on your way to successfully conquer your Sugar Free September challenge.
  4. And guess what? Whole foods like fruits and vegetables are highly encouraged and allowed!

There are many different types of sugars and foods that contain *added sugar and we have come up with a list of food items to kick you off on your sugar-free journey and help you cut the worst offending sugars from your diet.

. Soft drinks and other sweetened drinks
. Fruit juices
. Sugars we add to tea/coffee/cereal or use in cooking
. Jam and spreads
. Biscuits, cakes, and muffins
. Confectionary and desserts, such as lollies, chocolate and ice cream
. Flavoured milk and yoghurt
. Sweetened breakfast cereals
. Sauces, dressings, condiments, and marinades
. Protein, cereal and snack bars

*Some added and free sugars are better than others. If you are going to have a little, opt for less processed sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup. However, if you really want to give all added sugars and sweeteners the boot you can remove these as well.

Can you provide any tips or info to guide me through my Sugar Free September fundraising challenge?

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Certainly, click here to see some tips as well as information on the benefits of going sugar free, how to handle sugar cravings, health eating and wellbeing.

How do I sign up?

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Sign up is easy. You can click here or sign up by clicking the button at the top of this page.

How do I create or join a team?

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It is easy! Start by signing up for the challenge as an individual first and then simply click on the 'Create a Team' option when filling out the registration form and your team will be created. You can also create a team when you visit the 'Teams page here'.

When others register, they will have the option to choose 'Join a Team,' and they will be able to select your team to join.

If you decide to create a team after you have created your own fundraising page, you can login to your account, click on "My Dashboard" then choose "Create a team."

What if I have an event on in September - do you offer opt out passes?

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In a word - yes! While we encourage participants to last the whole of September sugar free we understand that sometimes you need a short break for a special event.

For this reason, we offer a Sweet Release Pass for a donation of $37. Click here to secure your pass today.

What are the Sugar Free September Sign up & Win rewards?

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Sign Up & Win!

Sign up to Sugar Free September and you will:

  • Receive your 2023 Sugar Free September e-cookbook full of tasty recipes for you to prepare yourself for the challenge
  • Free access to the Dinners Made Easy with those No Sugar Nights e-book by That Sugar Movement 

Sugar Free September and That Sugar Movement e-books will be sent by email before the challenge starts.Please check your email/junk email/spam folder regularly to ensure you don't miss receiving our communications.

What are the fundraising incentives to give away during the challenge?

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We have lots os *fundraising incentives to give away during the challenge

*Fundraising incentives: draw, winners' annoucement, and delivery will happen beggining of October 2023. 

We will also have more prizes to give away during the challenge. So, keep an eye on our socials!

Would you like to win one of our awesome prizes for our top fundraisers? 

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Yes, please!!! If you are in the lead of our Sugar Free September leaderboard you will win these awesome prizes.

Just share your fundraising page on your socials, ask your friends, work colleagues and family to donate and keep your amazing fundraising efforts to have a chance to win!

#1 Top Individual Fundraiser will win: 

#1 Top Team will win:

All prizes: draw, winner announcement and delivery by beginning of October 2023.

We will also have more prizes to give away during the challenge. So, keep an eye on our socials!