What is Sugar Free September?
Sugar Free September is a fundraiser that challenges you to cut down your refined and added sugar intake for a month to support kids living with neuromuscular conditions, including Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular Dystrophy is a devastating condition that weakens and wastes the muscles. Click here for more information.
What sugars would I need to remove from my diet?
We recommend that you cut all refined and added sugars for the month of September. However, as there are many different types of sugars and foods that contain them, we also let you decide how much sugar you want to remove. We have come up with a list of 10 rules to kick you off on your sugar free journey and help you to cut the worst offending sugars from your diet.
1. Sweetened soft drinks
2. Fruit juices
3. Sugar we add to tea/coffee/cereal or use in cooking
4. Jam and spreads
5. Biscuits, cakes and muffins
8. Ice cream and desserts
9. Flavoured milks
10. Low fibre, high sugar cereals
Can you provide me with any tips or advice to guide me through my Sugar Free September Challenge?
Certainly, click here to see some tips and advice as well as information on the benefits of going sugar free, some pointers on how to handle sugar cravings and some tips on how to get fit for summer.
How do I sign up?
You can click here or sign up via the button at the top of this page.
What if I have an event on in September - do you offer opt out passes?
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.
I want to fundraise as a team with colleagues and friends. Can I do this?
Yes you can. Simply click on the 'Create a Team' option when filling out your registration form and your team will be created. You can also create a team when you visit the "Teams page"
When others register they will simply need 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."