Friday, August 24th, 2012
The 2012 Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre touched down in Alice Springs yesterday evening – the final stop of the week-long motorbike ride.

The Ride, a national movement raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention, has seen over 500 motorbike riders from all around Australia take part in some way. Over 200 riders reached the Red Centre yesterday.

The Ride has evolved from a solo motorbike ride around Australia just three years ago, to a national movement. In addition to raising awareness, the Ride also aims to raise vital funds for mental health support services.

Steve Andrews, the Ride’s founder, is ecstatic with the support the Ride has received this year – including national media coverage from Nine News and the Today Show.

This year’s target is to raise $250,000 for the Black Dog Institute. Funds raised currently sit on $224,921.31.

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

To make a donation, or for more information about the Ride, go to

You can find out more information about depression, bipolar disorder and suicide prevention at 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


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