BANISH THE BLACK DOG CHARITY BIKE RIDE

The Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride is a relaxed cycling tour promoted by the Rotary Club of Townsville Central to raise awareness of mental health issues in our community, and to raise funds to aid research into the causes and treatments of mental health disorders. The ride’s major donation recipient is Australian Rotary Health, the largest non government mental health research funding organization in Australia. We also support local initiatives in the treatment and support of those suffering mental illnesses.

TO REGISTER FOR THE RIDE CLICK HERE

HISTORY

The Townsville Central Rotary Club had the vision to target mental health issues and support healthier minds, bodies and communities through the Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride.  The inaugural ride was held in 2009 and received magnificent support with 85 riders.  The number of riders has grown over the years and we have raised a substantial amount for the research of mental health issues and support for local mental health organisations.  In 2020 we hope to boost that total even further.

TOP FUNDRAISER

An absolutely fantastic prize has just been donated in recognition of  the highest fundraiser in this year’s Banish the Black Dog Ride.The prize will be awarded at Ravenswood.  The recipient will also receive this customised  trophy in recognition of their achievement.

So get out there and get crackin for this great cause and a truly great prize.

Australian Rotary Health

Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funding bodies of mental health research in Australia. They also provide funding into a broad range of health areas including Cancer, Motor Neurone Disease, Children’s Health, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease and more.

Australian Rotary Health offers scholarships for medical and nursing students studying rurally, and Indigenous students undertaking a health degree. They have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Australian Rotary Health is an activity established and supported by Rotary Clubs in Australia. It is their goal to support healthier minds, bodies and communities through research, awareness and education.

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