Run for Robinvale
Donating to charity is great!
Mental illness isn't.
Exercise is great!
Talking about things is great!
So, one everyday bloke, just like you has decided to make a difference in his home town.
He's getting off the couch, putting down the beer & the burger and running 42K in the Melbourne Marathon on October 4th 2020 to raise $42,000 to offer FREE mental health services in Robinvale.
Luke Benham was born in Mildura Hospital in 1983 and grew up in Robinvale.
In his late teens, he felt something he'd not felt before and no, it had nothing to do with puberty. He actually didn't know what it was, but it was making him have some very peculiar thoughts and feel strange. More than just sadness or feeling down, this was something he knew wasn't right, but he tried to shove these thoughts and feelings aside, until it all came undone. After many visits to doctors, various medications, complimentary medicines and therapies, Luke is in a place to talk about his illness and struggle with it, so much so that he was a guest on 'The Vale Podcast' in 2019. This was the first time that most of his friends and indeed some of his own family had even heard anything about him having this debilitating illness.
That first public discussion has blown the lid off for Luke, and now he wants to do more.
It really doesn't seem like a lot of money, but it does seem like a lot of kilometers to run in one go.
However, it's such a significant figure.
$42,000 will fund FREE WEEKLY mental health clinics at RDHS for a whole year.
One of those clinics per month will be exclusive to school aged children.
Would you like to be one of our partners and help contribute to this vital service?
We are looking for financial partners, partners to offer in-kind support, merchandise help, event support & professional services.
If you or your company can help in anyway, please contact us as soon as possible.