The Ride for Jase is a bid to raise awareness for depression and anxiety disorders, which Ben Wood’s brother, Jase, lost the battle to on the 17th of November 2015. Like most suffering from mental illness, Jase was able to hide his struggle from those who knew and loved him. This June 2017, Ben will take it upon himself to raise awareness for these mental illnesses and the prevention of suicide by cycling between 18,000 and 20,000 kilometres around Australia, passing through every state and region – which was Jase’s dream before he passed.
Ben will attempt to complete the trip in six months, taking Jase’s ashes with him all the way. Ben has said himself that if the Ride for Jase gets people talking about mental health and suicide prevention, or at least helps a few people to look out for their loved ones better, then every kilometre will have been worth it. The trip will be documented and marketed all in a bid to get people talking about mental illness. Ben has received over 30,000 dollars to help fund his trip to raise awareness as well as donate toward the Black Dog Institute, a charity dedicated to understanding and preventing mental illness.
You can show your support for the Ride for Jase cuase as well as meet Ben in the midst of his journey here at The Beach Cabarita on the 17th of June. We are proud to sponsor Ben and his team with 2 night’s accommodation. We will also be hosting a fundraising morning tea in connection with the Coffee Club, (this is just across the road from us in the Village main street) – We will start at 11am for 1 hour for those who want to show their support for the Ride for Jase cause as well as discuss Ben’s experience and current goal – To top it off The Coffee Club will be kindly donating $1.00 from every coffee sold to the Ride for Jase campaign.
The Ride for Jase advocates the idea that you are never alone. Show your support for Ben and the Ride for Jase on the 17th of June at The Beach Cabarita in Tweed Heads, NSW.
Find more information about The Beach Cabarita please visit www.hisitedirect.com.au
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