Herald Sun - - NEWS - KATE SALEMME

WESTERN Bull­dogs AFLW skip­per Katie Bren­nan was this morn­ing more than half­way through host­ing a 24-hour sled push in aid of Be­yond Blue, to in­crease aware­ness of men­tal health.

She and fit­ness guru Danny Kennedy have come to­gether for the se­cond such event. Last year, he raised $10,000, but hopes to hit more than $15,000 by 6pm tonight with Bren­nan’s help.

The sled push re­quires a 20kg sled with a 20kg weight plate to be mov­ing for the whole 24 hours.

Kennedy said: “I wanted to do some­thing that’s ex­tremely chal­leng­ing and hasn’t been done be­fore.

“A lot of peo­ple strug­gle at some point with anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion, and I saw a sim­i­lar­ity be­tween push­ing a sled and the up­hill bat­tle you’ve got (with) men­tal health prob­lems.”

Bren­nan said be­fore the event started last evening at her gym, KB.Per­for­mance, in Coburg: “It’s a re­ally great cause and I am ab­so­lutely thrilled to be team­ing up with Danny to do our bit. It’s a cause close to my heart.” DONATE AT my­cause.com.au/ page/187940/24-hour-sled-push

Katie Bren­nan pre­pares for the 24-hour weighted sled push be­fore it be­gan last night. Pic­ture: JAY TOWN

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