Join the hike for hope!
DEPRESSION AFFECTS EVERYONE – HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
CASES of depression have increased by 18,4% over the past 10 years and is now the single largest cause of disability worldwide, according to the latest report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). In 2020 it’s expected to be the second-biggest disease globally, and by 2030 the biggest. Depression is an illness and not a weakness. A South African study has found that on average, people with depression took 18 days’ sick leave a year as a result of their illness.
So to show you care, get walking and start talking! Join us on the Hope Hike and the Hope Bike to raise awareness of depression and make your contribution to break the silence and stigma surrounding this and other mental illnesses. Your entire entry fee will go toward the depression research fund of the non-profit Ithemba Foundation (Ithemba means hope in Xhosa).
October is the WHO’s Mental Health Awareness Month. The Hope Hike and Hope Bike are your opportunities to raise hope and to spread the message that without mental health, there’s no health. Become an Ambassador for Hope throughout October by wearing your “sky-blue for hope” awareness ribbon. STARTING TIMES Hope Bike fun ride: 25km – 07:45 Hope Hike: 10km – 08:00, 5km – 08:30, 3km – 08:40 ENTRY FEES Hope Hike: 10km – R100, 5km – R60, 3km – R40. Children under 12 (3km or 5km) – R40. Hope Bike: 25km – R100. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.