Jump on a treadmill to save lives

Step up and run, walk or just donate. (Pictured) Rick Radburn and Michael Ryan.
Step up and run, walk or just donate. (Pictured) Rick Radburn and Michael Ryan.

15 minutes on the treadmill and $15 – that’s all it takes to help prevent the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44.

Anytime Fitness Forbes is calling out for locals to walk or run to keep the treadmills moving over a 24 hour period from 3pm Friday, May 25 to 3pm Saturday, May 26.

This is the second year that Suicide Prevention Australia has partnered with Anytime Fitness to host the 24-hour Tread Together challenge to raise funds and awareness.

In Australia, suicide is the leading cause of death for both men and women aged between 15 and 44. Approximately 3,000 Australians die by suicide, an average of 8 people every day.

You can get involved either as an individual or as a team and can take a turn on the treadmill for as little as 15 minutes, or for any length of time. 

You don’t have to be a member of Anytime Fitness to take part. Register at the gym or online at https://treadtogether.gofundraise.com.au/cms/home 

If you need to talk, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 22 4636.