Run­ner’s quest to im­prove men­tal health

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

A Kar­ratha man is on a mis­sion to raise money and aware­ness for bet­ter men­tal health care, by run­ning a half-marathon for each day of this month.

Avid run­ner Blake Rear­don, who is fundrais­ing for Aus­tralian men­tal health and sui­cide pre­ven­tion char­ity LIVIN, said he was mo­ti­vated to take on gru­elling 21.1km daily chal­lenge af­ter los­ing a friend to sui­cide a year ago.

So far Mr Rear­don said he was hold­ing up well, with re­cov­ery from back-to-back runs the main strug­gle, and he hopes to run in Kar­ratha, Dampier, Wick­ham and Port Hed­land this month to spread the word.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to do­nate to Mr Rear­don’s cam­paign, go to give.ev­ery­day­­for­men­tal­health or Face­book page Blake’s Run For Men­tal Health.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Kar­ratha man Blake Rear­don is run­ning a half-marathon each day in Septem­ber to raise money and aware­ness for bet­ter men­tal health.

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