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Every Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer ride region offers fantastic rider raffles, but this year our Cairns team ensured Winston's wag of approval was given for their prizes first!
This weekend, thousands of Black Dog Riders in 34 regions across the nation will ride to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.
Ray Sherry is a farmer from Popanyinning, a tiny town in Western Australia's wheatbelt. A proud Black Dog Rider, Ray is typical of many farmers, pragmatic with a 'just get the job done' ethic. That ethic and a desire to help others stood the community in good stead after fires tore through Yarloop recently.
Registering early for the 1 Dayer helps Black Dog Ride and our volunteer teams with safety, catering, and merchandise. We would like to reward those who help us and our volunteer ride coordination teams. By registering online before midnight WST 10th March, you go in the draw to win awesome prizes!
Since 2014, Black Dog Ride has funded Mental Health First Aid Australia to train teens in Youth MHFA across the nation with the objective of empowering teenagers with the tools to identify a mental health crisis and respond appropriately, reducing the risk of suicide.
Remember, depression is an illness, not a weakness and effective treatments are available. It's important to seek help early and with the right treatment most people recover. If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be suffering from depression talk to a doctor or another health professional today. If we talk about depression and work together we can make a difference.