Millions of Australians are affected by mental illness. If left untreated, the consequences can be tragic. Did you know that suicide is the leading cause of death in Australia for men under 44 and women under 34? Our indigenous population is considerably more at risk.
The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by a mood disorder through high quality research, clinical expertise and education programs. You can help make a difference by joining our California National Park Cycle 2014. Your participation will raise vital funds for Black Dog Institute’s focus on prevention through early intervention youth programs, BITE BACK and iBobbly.
• Cycle through world famous Yosemite National Park, taking in the spectacular views of its massive granite peaks and cliffs, towering forests, roaring waterfalls, sparkling lakes and lush meadows
• Camp under the stars on the banks of Lake Camanche, listening to the natural night orchestra and enjoying the exquisite scenery that surrounds you
• Explore the bustling metropolis of San Francisco and cycle across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge
• Discover California, its cities and natural wonders, to help the Black Dog Institute support youth at risk of mental illness and prevent suicide through innovative, interactive programs
Dates: 4 – 15 September 2014
A special Velocity Member Registration fee: $650
Fundraising target: $4,000 with a $50 donation from Velocity Inspired Adventures to help you reach your target! (excludes travel)
Travel cost: $6,050 including taxes (can be fundraised)
Accommodation: 3-star hotels and comfortable camping
Minimum age: 18