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Paddle to Battle Depression 2021

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Newcomb Park

529 Sumners Road

Riverhills, QLD 4074

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Whether you like to SUP, canoe or kayak, join us on the Brisbane River for this year's Paddle to Battle Depression

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Join us on Sunday 31 October 2021 for White Cloud Foundation’s annual Paddle to Battle Depression.

This year we’ve changed things up a little.

Instead of the long 35km paddle down Brisbane River, we’re making it more accessible to more people by shortening the distance to 20km.

And you can choose whether to race it and compete for the Paddle to Battle Depression Cup, or join the community paddle and take your time.

Both the 20km Race and 20km Community Paddle will start at Riverhills and end at Graceville.

The Community Paddle will kick off at 8am and the Race will start at 9am. Both are expected to be finished by midday.

You can paddle any suitable craft as an individual or double. Please note that if you plan to use a SUP, please use one over 12’ 6”.

Registration for both the Community Paddle and Race is $59 per person. For the cost of your registration, you’ll receive:

• Paddle to Battle Depression shirt

• BBQ lunch and drinks at the finish line

• Access to support boat on the river and assistance from event crew

Last year, we relaxed the fundraising component of this event because of COVID, but this year we really need you help us raise some much needed dollars for our programs that support people living with or at risk of developing depression.

Our Meals for Mums program saw a 66% increase in demand last year as more mothers battled with perinatal depression as a result of the effects of COVID. White Cloud Foundation has also launched the service in Townsville, Toowoomba and the Darling Downs with more regional locations to come on board before the end of the year.

White Cloud Foundation is also about to roll-out its STRATUS Tele-Mental Health Service to regional, rural and remote Queensland in late July. There are currently limited treatment options in these areas for people struggling with depression and anxiety, and these communities are doing it tougher than most. Not only have they had to deal with the impacts of COVID, but they have also been through drought, floods, bush fires and now a mouse plague! They need our help, and we’re gearing up to provide it!

So please, after you’ve registered to take part in the Paddle, make sure you set up your online fundraising page on GoFundraise. Whether you raise $20 or $2,000 – we’ll be extremely grateful for your support!

You will receive a full Paddle Pack after registration with more detailed information such as timings, locations and safety for the event.

For more information please email info@whitecloudfoundation.org.

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Newcomb Park

529 Sumners Road

Riverhills, QLD 4074

Australia

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Organiser White Cloud Foundation

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White Cloud Foundation was founded in 2011 to provide practical support and improve access to treatment for peole with or at risk of developing depression in its many forms. Today, the organisation touches the lives of people across Queensland and Tasmania. With your help we can expand our programs across Australia and deliver even more practical, life-saving programs to our community.

 

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