Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 - The Black Dog Ride
The 2012 Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre has raised over $200,000 for the Black Dog Institute.

The Ride, which stops down in Port Augusta this evening, has seen over 500 motorbike riders from all around Australia take part in some way. Over 200 riders will reach the Red Centre on Thursday afternoon.

The Ride has evolved from a solo motorbike ride around Australia just three years ago, to a national movement of motorbike riders raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention in addition to raising vital funds for mental health support services.

Steve Andrews, the Ride’s founder, is ecstatic with the result.

“Last year we raised $161,665 for the Institute. This year our target is $250,000 – we are well on our way there,” he said.

This year’s ride is supported by Channel Nine News and the Today Show. Nine News journalist Simon Bouda is blogging about his journey on the Ride.

In a recent post, Bouda writes:

“Dig deep Australia. The Black Dog Institute needs our help to battle this debilitating and deadly disease.”

To make a donation, or for more information about the Ride, go to www.blackdogride.com

You can find out more information about depression, bipolar disorder and suicide prevention at www.blackdoginstitute.org.au. If you need urgent help or support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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The Black Dog Ride


The Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre is a week-long motorbike ride raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention.
Hollie Azzopardi
P: 02 9279 0672
M: 0417 906 096
W: www.blackdogride.com/

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