Fittest people in Mandurah wanted for suicide awareness challenge

Anytime Fitness Falcon staff Daniel Tancock, Teneale Ashfold and Ben Emerick. Picture: Jon Hewson d471486
Anytime Fitness Falcon staff Daniel Tancock, Teneale Ashfold and Ben Emerick. Picture: Jon Hewson d471486

A SEARCH is on to find the fittest person in Mandurah to take part in a 24-hour treadmill challenge.

Started by a group of people who have lost family and friends to suicide, the Plebs, Pros & Personalities for Suicide Prevention Australia (PPP4SPA) 24-hour treadmill challenge was created in 2013.

Money raised from the event goes directly to Suicide Prevention Australia.

This year, Anytime Fitness Falcon owner Tania Parsons is on board because of the importance of the cause.

“You can register individually or a team,” she said.

“It is a minimum of 15 minutes walk, jog or run for a minimum of $15 donation.

“Owning and managing a gym or health and fitness centre, we see how important it is for people to ensure they are physically fit and healthy as this goes hand in hand with your mental health also and can make a huge difference.

“Suicide affects so many people, therefore we want to get the word out there and make this a community event where everyone can come in, have some fun and raise money for a great cause.”

There will be live music on Friday and those who have registered have been asked to dress in a superhero costume.

Cr Dave Schumacher will open the event and Dawesville MLA Zak Kirkup and Canning MHR Andrew Hastie will take part.

The challenge is from 6pm, July 28 to 6pm, July 29.

Visit www.anytimefitness.com.au/treadmillrun.

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