I have created this page because I want to spread awareness for mental health. I'm inspired by the work of Black Dog Institute and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Gold Coast Marathon. I will be running the full marathon, currently 10 weeks out and the furthest I have run is a half marathon.
This is going to be not just a physical challenge but also a mental challenge. I want to show that anything is possible with the power of the mind and if you can change your mindset then you can achieve anything. I have come from a water background, always thought I wasn’t a runner but after taking small steps the past 8 weeks I have fondly loved running and getting completely outside my comfort zone.
The reason behind I want to raise funds for mental health is because one of my closest mates fell ill to this sickness, it’s something I’m extremely passionate about doing and more people need to be aware that it’s okay to not be okay.
Raising funds for this awesome organization will act as a motivator so when I’m hitting a wall at most probably 30km into the race ( my mentor who has run it 4 times says that’s when it becomes a mental race). Then I will use this as motivation that I’m not only running for myself but I’m running for a larger cause and something where I can make a difference.
Please help me help them by giving whatever you can use the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Black Dog Institute, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!