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Travel the World with ACCUCOMS is a 6-month walking challenge where we attempt to take 10,000 steps a day for 6 months, from April to October. We tally up everyone’s steps and progress around the world, starting from our Headquarters office in Leiden, Netherlands; all the way to Frankfurt, Germany. As we arrive to different countries, we will fill you in with interesting tidbits about the country, publishers we represent there, our local ACCUCOMS team and other useful information.

“There are over 300 peer-reviewed articles with a focus on the 10,000 steps per day protocol,” according to Jinger S. Gottschall, associate professor of kinesiology at Penn State. This is why we are aiming to do 10,000 steps a day; one study found that people who take more than 10,000 steps a day have lower blood pressure levels and better cardiovascular fitness, another determined that getting close to 10,000 steps helps lower blood glucose levels and cuts the risk of developing diabetes. Experts also say that this amount of activity can help you maintain your weight.

This campaign started on April 10, 2017 and will run through October 10, 2017 coinciding with Frankfurt Book Fair week.

Through Travel the World with ACCUCOMS, we at ACCUCOMS aim to raise awareness and funds to fight illiteracy by collecting donations for Room to Read.

ACCUCOMS will donate 100 euros for every 10 million steps, so join now and walk for charity! Do you want to donate as well? Every donation is welcome! Please donate here. A donation to Room to Read is tax deductible in many countries!

We have just passed South India to pick up our colleague, Pradeep Khumar, and we are now heading towards Kolkata. Read interesting facts about India here!

TOTAL AMOUNT OF STEPS: 23,174,379

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in Asia and Africa by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, they develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. www.roomtoread.org
WALK TO WIN!
Walk as far as you can for a chance to win special prizes. The winner and some runners-up will get raffle tickets to have a chance to win your own CUSTOMIZED NIKE-shoes or other cool prizes in a raffle at the yearly Beerfest on October 12, 2017 at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Leaderboard

All-time Leaderboard

1 Mareike Öhler (1,493,634 steps)
2 Lisa Toner (960,442 steps)
3 Bakheet Beshtawy (883,835 steps)
4 Jane Anders (837,929 steps)
5 Mary Buttner (643,762 steps)

 

July Leaderboard

1 Mareike Öhler (360,188 steps)
2 Lisa Toner (217,222 steps)
3 Jane Anders (198,087 steps)
4 Christian Abe Chico (122,255 steps)
5 Bakheet Beshtawy (112,601 steps)

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€ 5 – Anonymous (Netherlands)

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…that nearly 800 million people are illiterate and two thirds are women and girls. You have the power to change that.

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If you cannot walk for 30-minutes continuously, you can spread it in 10 minutes during the day.

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F.A.Q

What is Travel the World with ACCUCOMS?
Travel the World with ACCUCOMS is a 6-month walking challenge, which challenges people to take 10,000 steps a day for 6 months – April to October. We will walk and travel around the world, starting from our Headquarters office in Leiden and will end the journey in Frankfurt for the Frankfurt Book Fair. We will pick up our colleagues along the way, attend events, sightseeing, visit customers and enjoy different cultural activities.
Room to Read
With this campaign, ACCUCOMS aims to raise money for Room to Read. This nonprofit organization seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, they develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
How can I contribute?
You can donate money to Room to Read via this link. If you are attending the Frankfurt Book Fair, you can also buy raffle tickets. All the money that is raise with the raffle tickets will go to Room to Read. As a publisher, you can sponsor prizes for the raffle. Please contact Oncko Heldring for more information.