Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
As of this morning, the Black Dog Ride has raised over $500,000 for mental health support services.

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.

“We are thrilled to have been able to raise $500,000 in three years. This money has assisted the Suicide Call Back Service (Crisis Support Services), Lamp Inc, The Black Dog Institute and Lifeline,” Steve said.

“Money raised has enabled these important organisations to continue their vital work in our communities.”

This week sees the third annual Ride to the Red Centre depart from each state, on Saturday August 18. Riders have so far raised $153,000 with a target of $250,000.

This year’s ride is supported by Channel Nine News and the Today Show.

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The Black Dog Ride

The Black Dog Ride is a 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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