Cycle For Ben Charity Ride

Cycle For Ben – supporting the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

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Cycle For Ben – supporting the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.
Andrew Heenan (Ben’s father)
On the 11th March 2014, I lost my son Ben after a long battle with mental illness. Despite being surrounded by a loving family and intensive treatment by a team of mental health professionals Ben could not longer cope with his illness and took his own life.
It is obvious to me that we need a greater investment in mental health research in order to prevent others from suffering the same fate as our Ben. (There is a suicide every 4 hours in Australia). Mental illness is still poorly understood and research in this area is vastly underfunded by comparison to other illnesses.
On 12th August 2014 (Ben’s Birthday), I will set off from Perth on a solo cycle trip across Australia to my home on the NSW Central Coast. The sole purpose of this ride is to raise funds for the Florey Institute for research into psychosis and suicide prevention (www.florey.edu.au) -
Please send your tax deductible donation via Everyday Hero here;https://give.everydayhero.com/au/cycle-for-ben

You can follow the ride on this facebook site ( Click on Photo to Go to Facebook page) or If you would prefer email updates please let us know at cycleforben@iinet.net.au to be added to the list.

The ride is fully self funded so 100% of your donation will be directed to the Florey Institute.