The countdown is on! Less than 3 weeks to go until our awesome Ride to the Red Centre gets under way. It's really shaping up to be the biggest Black Dog Ride yet, undertaking our mission to raise awareness of depression and help break down the stigma which still prevents over 50% of sufferers from seeking treatment.
Grab a cuppa and relax for 5 minutes whilst we bring you all the latest news from Black Dog Ride.
Riders from all over Australia
So far we have nearly 80 riders registered to go all the way to Glen Helen Resort just west of the Alice and hundreds of other riders joining us for the start in Perth and Sydney. There's still time to register for this wonderful adventure and by participating you can be part of something which is making a difference in the battle against an illness which will affect 1 in 5 people. This isn't just a statistic, it could be a member of your family, your best friend, a work colleague or you!
Virtual Ride to the Red Centre
If you don't ride a motor bike or can't get away to join the ride, no worries. You can still be involved by following us on Twitter and take a virtual ride.
Exercise Your Mood
The Black Dog Institute's mission is to advance the understanding, diagnosis and management of the mood disorders by continuously raising clinical, research, education and training standards. In so doing, the Institute aims to improve the lives of those affected - and in turn - the lives of their families and friends. They are about to launch Exercise Your Mood Week
and our Ride to the Red Centre was the first event registered to participate in this exciting national initiative.
Please support the Institute in the wonderful work they do by donating now on the website .
Lomax Media to film the Ride
We are excited to announce that Lomax Media are sending a camera crew along on the WA leg of our Ride to the Red Centre to capture all the action. This was made possible by the generosity of Forrest Personell
and iconic W.A. car dealer John Hughes .
Currently we are seeking sponsorship to enable us to have Lomax provide a film crew for the Sydney leg of the ride. Please contact Steve on 0408 868 500 if you can help.
A word from our Ambassador
"Having dealt with depression most of my life and having made a decision years ago to be part of the solution not part of the problem as a basic philosophy to live my life by,..I am proud to be an ambassador to the Black Dog Ride and for any efforts to free sufferers from the grip of depression that the organisation makes in the future,..together we are the solution,..together we can beat this shadowy monster that stalks us,...join hands brothers and sisters .,for together we are strong,..”Angry Anderson, AM