HEATHMONT resident Stephanie Boros will have to walk an extra 7000 steps a day if she is to meet her target as part of CARE Australia's Walk in Her Shoes challenge.
"I will definitely be taking some extra steps," she says with a laugh.
"I'm only taking 3000 or so steps a day at the moment, so we're going to be doing extra walks outside of work."
Ms Boros, 28, is taking the challenge with two colleagues from her work, and credits her friend for the inspiration.
"A girlfriend of mine from work is heading over to Africa and she decided to do it," she says. "I really enjoy fund-rasing and it seems like such a good cause."
As part of the fund-raiser, participants are encouraged to walk 10,000 steps a day for one week to raise money for CARE Australia, which helps communities in developing countries.
The idea behind the campaign is that women in developing countries spend hours walking to collect firewood and water, hours that could have been spent at school.
Participants track their steps with a pedometer provided to them by CARE Australia, as part of the $15 registration.
Ms Boros has so far raised $50, and is hoping to reach the $100 mark.
Walk in Her Shoes is running from March 18 to 24; registrations close March 17. To register, visit walkinhershoes.org.au