Suicide Prevention Australia Champion for Life, Nicki Arnold (centre), together with her brother-in-law, Chris Maxwell, recently organised The Running Man Dinner in memory of her loving husband, Gary, and raised awareness and an amazing $17,000 in support of suicide prevention initiatives, and an additional $10,000 for beyond blue.
“I lost my husband, my children's father, in December 2015 to suicide, after a battle with severe mental health issues. We wanted to support and try to help others by raising awareness.
Suicide Prevention Australia is the perfect charity for us to be involved with because I believe strongly in what they’re trying to achieve in communities.
My whole fundraising experience was overwhelming, mind blowing, incredibly emotional, powerful and fulfilling. The highlight was experiencing the extreme generosity of people and the power of people's influence, especially during adversity.
I’d advise anyone interested in supporting suicide prevention initiatives that If they’re passionate, DO IT. We all have a part to play, so the more people who get involved, the better the chance we have of preventing further tragedies. I intend making my Running Man Dinner an annual event.”
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