EACH step Snap Fitness Ballarat’s team took was made with purpose to start the kinds of conversations to save lives.
They trekked eight kilometres about Lake Wendouree, one kilometre for each life lost to mental illness in Australia each day. It was also a chance to those who had been lost to suicide.
Their efforts in the annual Walk For Awareness earlier this week helped to support the large, mass-participation event in Brisbane for Mental Awareness Foundation.
The Ballarat team raised more than $200 for the foundation, which supports frontline charities in raising awareness and making a difference in depression, mental illness and proactive prevention to help save lives.
Snap Fitness Ballarat continues to collect loose change in its Dana Street gym.
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