Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017
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We're a bunch of battlers. Every day battlers who want to do something to make a difference. So together, my brother and I are setting out to tackle the half marathon in a bid to raise awareness and as much money as possible for the curse and heartbreak that is depression. Every one of us has either battled ourselves with it, or are very close with someone who has. We've all seen first hand it's impact. And we don't want to sit back and just let it happen. But in doing so, we need all the help we can get. In September we take the the challenge of running the Blackmores Half Marathon to raise much needed funds for Blackdog. Please support my brother and me through our journey of this challenge by donating to our page to help the many Australians affected by depression. Any amount you can give makes a difference! You can also support me by encouraging others to get involved, too. Please email the link to my page to your friends and family, or share it on social media. Thank you for your generosity and support -- it means a lot to me. Together we can help Black Dog Institute create the world we want to see. Lets do this together!

About my team: Black Dog Battlers

We're a bunch of battlers. Every day battlers who want to do something to make a difference. So together we're setting out to tackle the half marathon in a bid to raise awareness and as much money as possible for the curse and heartbreak that is depression. Every one of us has either battled ourselves with it, or are very close with someone who has. We've all seen first hand it's impact. And we don't want to sit back and just let it happen. But in doing so, we need all the help we can get. So... if you can, please donate and share this page. Any amount you can give makes a difference! $10 from just a 100 people will smash our target. Be one of those 100 <3 <3 <3 From the bottom of all our hearts, thank you for your generosity and support!

About my cause: Black Dog Institute

Our vision

A mentally healthier world.

Our mission

Enabling mentally healthier lives through innovations in science, medicine, education, public policy and knowledge translation.

What we do

The Black Dog Institute was founded in 2002 and is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing.

We aim to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased accessibility to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions.

Our unique approach incorporates clinical services with our cutting-edge research, our health professional training and community education programs. We combine expertise in clinical management with innovative research to develop new, and more effective strategies for people living with mental illness. We also place emphasis on teaching people to recognise the symptoms of poor mental health in themselves and others, as well as providing them with the right psychological tools to hold the black dog at bay.

We work directly in all parts of the community as well as guiding the development of new and improved policy. We place focus on those with specific mental health needs like young people, Indigenous communities, men, and high-risk workforces.

Our primary areas of mental health research and treatment include: depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, workplace mental health, adolescents and young people, suicide prevention, e-mental health, and positive psychology and wellbeing.

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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