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Rotary Club of Townsville Central

Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride


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Ride from Townsville to Ayr and back on May 24-25 2014 and help us raise awareness and funds to help those suffering mental illnesses!

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 rides 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.

Our Rotary Club had the vision for the club 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 raising over $22 000. In the five years we have been riding, the number of riders has grown to 124 last year and we have raised over $250,000 for the research of mental health issues and have provided support for local mental health organisations. In 2014 we hope to boost that total even further.

Donations on this website will support local mental health initiatives.

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