FOUR-and-a-half days, 700 kilometres, and a team of dedicated specialists; Hollywood Private Hospital is ready to take on the Hawaiian Ride for Youth.
Since the first Ride in 2003, the event has raised over $15 million for Youth Focus, an independent not-for-profit that supports young people in Western Australia with mental health services.
During the ride from Geraldton to Perth, the Hollywood team and around 200 other riders will visit high schools to engage with students on the issues of depression, anxiety, self-harm and more.
Hollywood chief executive Peter Mott will participate in the CEO Challenge, riding the final leg of the journey from Mandurah to Perth.
“Most of us have at some stage been directly or indirectly impacted by mental health, and as parents we’re aware of the growing incidence of youth suicide, depression and self harm,” he said.
Team members including urologists Dr Andrew Tan and Dr David Sofield, orthopaedic surgeons Dr Clem McCormick and Dr Jon Spencer, and bariatric surgeon Dr Susan Taylor are all working on individual efforts to raise funds for Youth Focus, and will come together for an event in February.
‘Champagne Sunsets’ will take place on Saturday, February 3, at the City of Perth Lifesaving Club, with an auction and entertainment from the Perth Symphony Orchestra Quartet.
For more information and tickets, visit rideforyouth.com.au/2018/event/champagne-sunsets