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Walk for a good cause
The Wellness Walk is a Sydney Harbour Bridge walk which raises funds for those suffering from mental illnesses.
Sydney Harbour Bridge at night
A startling statistic on mental illness is that 1 in 5 Australians are suffering from it. We've all experienced our difficulties and adversities and know how important it is for those people to have our support, love, guidance and encouragement.
This event provides awareness for these devastating issues that so many people are confronted with and it is crucial that we know we can make a difference in many people's lives. The event is an energising bridge walk that symbolises our understanding and support for those in adversity by "bridging the gap".
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The Wellness Walk raises money for several charities, including the Sunflower Foundation. The Sunflower Foundation provides services for those suffering from mental health issues and their families lending a compassionate hand. To know more about what Sunflower Foundation does and their wonderful initiatives, click here
The premise is very simple. It starts and finishes at First Fleet Park and we head up to the Cahill Expressway. We follow the Sydney Harbour Bridge path enjoying the beauty of Sydney as the blue clear skies illuminate the soft ripples of the harbour water. It is a short simple walk which leads us to Milsons Point before returning back to the bridge path and into the Rocks.
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Not only is this an event to join the spirit of helping and understanding but also walking, in itself, is a highly beneficial activity that most are unaware of. It increases your exposure to Vitamin D. It improves blood circulation and lowers the risk of heart failure. As a form of exercise, it releases endorphins making you feel lighter and happier. In this event, don't be afraid to come alone. You'll be surrounded by happy smiling faces eager to take on the walk. Not yet convinced?
It also loosens muscle tensions and stiff joints. It helps manage osteoporosis and improves balance, mobility and coordination.
Most importantly, it shows our solidarity and support to those in need.
The walk is only 5km but it means so much more. Come along, bring some friends and walk the walk!
For more information on the Wellness Walk, click here