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Join the Walking Challenge at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL May 31 - June 4! 
Participate in some friendly competition amongst your peers as you work your way up the leaderboard and try to exceed the Challenge Step Goals to win prizes!


The Walking Challenge starts on Friday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. CT and ends on Tuesday, June 4 at 1:00 p.m. CT.  Participants can track their steps using their own personal Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or the step trackers integrated on their iPhone/Android smartphone via Apple Health or Google Fit. (i)

To join:
1) Download the 'ASCO Walking Challenge' App:
2) Login with your ASCO Username and complete the in-app registration and pair tracker:
  • Complete the registration fields
  • Pair your supported step tracker (see the Challenge FAQ Webpage for details)
3) Start Walking!
  • To sync your step data to the app, select "Tap to sync steps" at the top of the dashboard
  • Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your step tracker
  • Please sync your step data at least one time a day as some data sources will not provide step data that is over 24 hours old




Scan the four (4) QR Codes at the following locations throughout the Conference hall and receive bonus steps each day to support your Challenge efforts: (ii)

  1. Step Challenge Help Desk (South Building, Level 3, Grand Concourse)          = 250 Steps

  2. Conquer Cancer Fundraising Desk (East Building, Level 3 Lakeside Lounge) = 250 Steps

  3. Podcast Listening Station (East Building, Level 3 Lakeside Lounge)                = 250 Steps

  4. Member Services Desk (North Building, Level 3, Concierge Services)             = 500 Steps

Be one of the first 100 people to scan in at the Conquer Cancer Desk in Lakeside Lounge and receive a small prize.


All participants that reach a Challenge Step Goal Level will be entered into a drawing for a prize. If you reach one of the following Step Levels, you will be entered into the drawing only for that bracket:
  • 25K - One (1) random winner receives a Hydro Flask and ASCO branded items 
  • 35K - One (1) random winner receives a Hydro Flask and ASCO branded items
  • 45K - One (1) random winner receives a Hydro Flask and ASCO branded items
  • 60K - One (1) random winner receives a Free Registration to the 2020 ASCO Annual Meeting
Winners will be contacted via email after the conclusion of the Challenge. 


If you have any questions, email us at


(i) The Walking Challenge app requires iOS 9.0 and above on the following devices:  iPhone 4S and above, iPad Air, Mini, and 3rd & 4th generation iPads. Android requirements: Android 5.0 and above that have not been customized by the phone-tablet manufacturer.

(ii) To scan QR codes:

  1. Open the 'ASCO Walking Challenge' app

  2. Press the Scan-In button located on the Walking Challenge dashboard in the app. Note that you will need to allow the app access to your device's camera 

  3. Align the app viewer with the QR Code and the code will automatically be detected and confirmed

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