...we're back for 2020
SAVE THE DATE - 21-22 March 2020
Supporting Men's Health
Every year nearly 3,000 people die by suicide in Australia, and 75% of those are male. Depression and self harm is far more common than most of us realise, and more than likely, you will know someone either personally or in your wider community who is living with this struggle. Many of us have already endured the heartbreak of suicide by a friend or loved one.
Due to the overwhelming success of the 2018 and 2019 events where over $150,000 has been raised, and by popular demand, we are excited to announce that we will be running the event again in 2020. Once again, we will partner with Menslink.
A quick background
Many men hear a loud and clear voice in their head. It is the voice of despair, isolation and worthlessness. With nearly 3,000 people dying by suicide in Australia every year, and 75% of those being male, it is a voice all too common for many men who have reached a stage where their future seems non-existent, all hope is abandoned, and suicide is considered their only way out. This condition is far more prominent than most of the community think, and more than likely, you will know someone either personally or in your wider community who is living with this struggle. Many of us have already had to endure the heartbreak of suicide by a friend or loved one.
Australia is built around mate-ship, a “she’ll be right” attitude and a strong spirit of comradery; but in too many cases, she “won’t be right” without the generous support, time and financial assistance from those in the community who make an effort to help.
As middle age men all too aware of the importance of men’s health issues, we decided we were going to be part of that community who gives back; and what better way to do so than by going back to where our story as mates started; AFL football.
We are now looking for support from the government, business sector and the community to help achieve our goal of raising $100,000 for Menslink to support important men’s health initiatives.
We are reaching out to our community in hope that they will get behind our fundraising efforts by way of sponsorship of the event. If you would like to contribute, please fill in the form below, we'd love to hear from you. We will have an online donation portal ready soon - all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
A detailed prospectus with exclusive opportunities available for sponsorship can be found here.
To get involved, donate or if you just want to know more, fill in this form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.