LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health – MONT ALBERT & SURREY HILLS (VIC)
March 20, 2022 @ 12:00 am$31.54
The LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health in MONT ALBERT & SURREY HILLS (VIC) will get you walking and get us all talking while we raise vital funds for Australian Rotary Health.
When: Sunday March 20th, 2022
Where: Gardiners Creek Reserve, Stott Street Entry, Box Hill South OR if you are unable to participate, you may wish to make a donation to mental health research
What: A Walk NOT a race over 6km, 12km or 18km walk.
Who: Everyone who has been impacted by or cares about Mental Health – dogs are welcome!
Entry: Entry fee: $30 for adults. Early bird adult entry includes a t-shirt for registrations prior to midnight Thursday, March 3rd. Registrations after then will receive an event cap. Kids 15 and under walk for free but need to register, please.
COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Due to current corona virus restrictions, at this stage the following rules will apply:
Contact details are required for each participant for contact tracing purposes.
If you feel unwell, have a cough, cold or fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath. Please stay at home.
If during the walk you feel unwell and need medical assistance please locate an event official, or First Aid officer.
Please keep a 1.5m distance from those outside your household during the event. Hand sanitiser will be available.
“ABOUT THE WALK”
Originally the Rotary Club of Mooloolaba together with a number of other Rotary Clubs on the Sunshine Coast has for the past four years now, staged a WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH in October to coincide with Queensland Mental Health Month.
The “point of difference” is that the walk is not a race. It is a family occasion offering an organised “fun” walk from Mooloolaba to Maroochydore and back. Walkers have the option to turn around at any time.
The inaugural Walk was held in October 2016 and has grown to include hundreds of participants and raised over $45,000 so far.
This year our exciting new look LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health will be held in many community locations across Australia.
Our target this year given COVID management is to aim for 1,000 walkers at each event and raise more than $10,000 funds for vital Mental Health Research along the way.
This is a great project because it:
1. Raises much-needed funds for ARH Mental Health Research
2. Offers an opportunity for the community to identify with those suffering from mental health issues.
3. It provides an outlet for those suffering from mental health issues. For example, every year there have been families and friends wearing their own special t-shirts honouring a loved one who has been lost as a result of a mental health issue.
4. Will bring visitors to our area which is good for local businesses and tourism.