Six treadmills at Burleigh Bears Rugby League’s Club will once again switch on for the annual 24 hour Suicide Prevention run this Friday.
From 6pm, local fitness fanatics, Nine Gold Coast News anchor Bruce Paige and Gold Coast journalists will take it in turns to hit the treadmills at the event. All six machines at Burleigh Bears need to have someone running on them until the sun goes down at 6pm on Saturday.
Organisor Mathew Price said he is proud to once again join forces with local charity Livin and help to raise awareness on the taboo topic of suicide. “For many Gold Coasters, the past 12 months have been tough. Too many lives lost and families shattered. As a community, let’s get together and make a difference.”
Now in its fourth year, the event creates an open space where people can talk about their fears, experiences and family or friends they have lost. All money raised will be donated to registered charity Suicide Prevention Australia. Last year, the event raised in excess of $200,000 nationally
Gold Coasters are also invited to cheer on the runners and join in on the festivities over the 24 hour run, with auctions, live DJs, a jumping castle and more on offer.
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