Get your towel
on for a good cause

Simple Ways to Get Involved

Donate to
Stroke Foundation

Donate directly to the Towel Challenge, Search for a Towel Challenger or buy a calendar or gym towel.

Get involved

Get a towel and take a FUN photo! Post it in black & white on Instagram with #towelchallenge

Or even sign-up to fundraise!


friends & family

Nominate your mates, family, your pet or anyone to do the Towel Challenge.

How your funds help

Towel Challenge campaign will support Stroke Foundation’s Research Program; with the aim to prevent, treat and beat stroke in the future.

The Stroke Foundation Research Program aims to support and translate high quality research that will lead to changes in practice, policy and knowledge resulting in prevention or stroke and improved quality of life for stroke survivors, their families and/or carers.

With your support of the Towel Challenge, the Stroke Foundation can support stroke researchers with the funding they need to find the next game changer in stroke.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is the Towel Challenge?

The Towel Challenge is a campaign to raise awareness of stroke and funds to support the Stroke Foundation.

It is led by two of the Australian Survivor alumni, Lee Carseldine and David Genat. 

To get involved, simply take a photo donning a towel (however you wish to feature it), post it on Instagram with #towelchallenge and donate.

There is also available for purchase:

Who can take part in the Towel Challenge?

Anyone can take part and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

We encourage everyone to have a go - how you don a towel is completely up to you.

The main thing is that, together, we raise awareness and funds to help prevent, treat and beat stroke.

Ways to get involved in the Towel Challenge

Below are the ways you can get involved and support the 2021 Towel Challenge.

Take a fun towel picture. 

All you need to do is take a picture featuring a towel – whether that be you, your family, friends, an item or pet.

How the towel features, whether that be on the body, head, shoulder or, if you’re feeling particularly creative, a towel animal, whatever the way, it is completely up to you.

Make sure you post the image in black and white on Instagram, tag the #towelchallenge and nominate your friends and family to follow suit.

If taking a picture isn't for you, you can also:

The main thing is to raise awareness and funds to help prevent, treat and beat stroke.

What will I get when I sign up to fundraise?

We will be here to motivate you along the way, with fundraising tips and information on how your funds are making an impact.  

What's more, if you raise $150 you will receive a complimentary 2021/2022 Towel Challenge Calendar and if you raise $300 you will receive a complimentary Towel Challenge Gym Towel.

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes. All donations $2 and over are tax deductible and a receipt is emailed to your donor immediately after they make the donation.

How do I change my fundraising goal?

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Click on your name in the top right-hand corner and navigate to ‘Gallery, Blog & Fundraising Goal.’
  3. Scroll down to the page to ‘Update Your Towel Challenge Fundraising Page.’
  4. Here you can update your fundraising target.
  5. To save your new fundraising goal select the ‘Save changes’ button at the bottom of the page.