Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017
Alan is running for bipolar

Alan is running for bipolar 

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PEOPLE WITH BIPOLAR CAN RECOVER! This is my mother story. "My own recovery with bipolar has allowed her to fully participate in our community. I became very passionate about reaching out to the many people who never hear the good news that recovery is possible for people with bipolar. Nowadays help is available and there is not any need to suffer in silence. I founded Bipolar Australia to make each and every Australian aware of what the disorder is really about; to educate all communities and eradicate the myths attached to the condition; and to form support groups to avoiding isolation and encourage peer connectivity. As I injured a knee recently, my son Alan is running the half marathon, 21.5 km at the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017 to raise much needed funds for Bipolar Australia, the only national independent not- for- profit organization dedicated exclusively to bipolar disorder, run by volunteers". Providing educational presentations, conferences, public information stalls and the year celebration of the WORLD BIPOLAR DAY, can only continue happening with your financial support. Donating to this page you will be directly helping Bipolar Australia to support the 568,000 Australians with bipolar and their loved ones. Any amount you can give makes a difference! On this page, go to "Give now" and follow required information. You can also support us by encouraging others to get involved too. Please email the link to this page to your friends and family, or share it on social media. The link is: https://donate.grassrootz.com/blackmores-sydney-running-festival-2017/bipolaraus/alan-is-running-for-bipolar A BIG THANK YOU for your generosity and support. Together, we can help Bipolar Australia foster the wellbeing of all people with bipolar.

About my cause: Bipolar Australia

Our Mission

Recovery is possible for every Australian affected by Bipolar Disorder when they are empowered to help themselves and others through person-to-person centred communication.

Our Vision

To be a national organisation with the capacity to set the agenda regarding the treatment and management of bipolar disorder across Australia, and to foster recovery for every Australian affected by the condition, regardless of their cultural heritage, educational attainment, or socio-economic status.

Our Values

Respect
Empowerment
A person centred approach; recognising strengths in people with lived experience
Encourage self-responsibility
Giving people choices
Bipolar is recognisable, treatable and manageable; recovery is possible

About Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017

The 2017 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is an iconic event with a spectacular course that includes a run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a finish at the Opera House. The festival will be held on September 17, 2017 and features a marathon, half marathon, bridge run and a family fun run - so there is something for everyone. 35,000 runners are expected to participate in 2017.

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