Anytime Fitness 24 hour challenge for Suicide Awareness Australia

STEP UP: To take part in the 24 hour treadmill challenge sign up today with Anytime Fitness club manager Wil Roberts in Port Macquarie and raise awareness about suicide prevention.
STEP UP: To take part in the 24 hour treadmill challenge sign up today with Anytime Fitness club manager Wil Roberts in Port Macquarie and raise awareness about suicide prevention.

IT’S time to step up to the challenge and make a difference.

Anytime Fitness Australia is teaming up with Suicide Prevention Australia again for the Plebs, Pros and Personalities 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge.

Last year in Port Macquarie, the community awareness and fundraising challenge raised more than $3000.

That effort boosted the national total to $390,000 and this year the Hastings hopes to beat that record.

Club manager Wil Roberts is inviting all members of the community to be a part of this year’s 24 hour treadmill challenge on May 25-26 at Anytime Fitness in Short Street, Port Macquarie.

You don’t have to be a gym member, you just have to have heart.

“We helped thousands of Australians nationwide last year and brought together communities to help reduce suicides in this country,” Wil said.

“We are very proud of this effort, and are looking to improve on our reach and fundraising ability with this year’s challenge.

“It seems a large task, but this year’s fundraising target is $5,000.”

According to Lifeline Australia statistics, for every death by suicide, it is estimated that as many as 30 people attempt to end their lives.

That is approximately 65,300 suicide attempts each year.

The challenge starts at 3pm on May 25 and continues for 24 hours and there will be four treadmills running around the clock.

To make a donation or to register and take part in the treadmill challenge, CLICK HERE.

To book in a half hour time slot on the treadmill phone the centre on 6583 7356.

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