Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
There is just one month to go until hundreds of motorbike riders from around Australia take off on their weeklong journey to the Red Centre in an aim to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Having reached over 300 registered riders, this year’s journey will be the larger than ever before.

The Black Dog Ride, in its third year this year, is a national fundraiser aiming to generate awareness of depression and suicide prevention in Australia. Funds raised by the riders go directly to the Black Dog Institute, to assist in the implementation of their Community Education Programs.

Over $70,000 has already been raised for the Black Dog Institute, bringing the Ride and its founder Steve Andrews closer to the $250,000 goal.

Steve said: “I am overwhelmed with the enormous support we have received this year. Depression is an illness, not a weakness. If we talk about depression and work together, we can make a difference.”

Donations can still be made to the Ride. In the month of July, the first three donations of $500 or more will take home double passes to the epic AFL clash between the Sydney Swans and the Collingwood Magpies on Saturday 11th August at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Ugly Fish Sunglasses have also donated a number of pairs of sunglasses to go to the highest individual fundraisers.?

To make a donation, go to

The Ride to the Red Centre departs from all major capital cities on Saturday 18th August, arriving in Alice Springs on 23rd August.

For more information on how to show your support, visit

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The Black Dog Ride

The Black Dog Ride is a fundraising initiative aiming to generate community awareness around depression and suicide prevention, and to raise funds for the Black Dog Institute.
Hollie Azzopardi
P: 02 9279 0672
M: 0403 665 661


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