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Training program for Walk off the War Within

By: Leith Hillard

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers

  2.53 PM 20 March, 2017

Location: General

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CFA and other emergency service responders, Australian Defence Force personnel and the community will walk up to 20 kilometres around Victoria Park in Ballarat on Saturday 22 April to raise awareness of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Anyone who has registered or is planning to register is invited to follow the comprehensive training program now available via the Walk Off the War Within Facebook page.

The walk is a tribute to career firefighter Nathan Shanahan from Mildura and then Ballarat, who struggled with PTSD and died last December. Participants will also walk in memory of CFA and MFB firefighter Damien Burke, who died in February 2016, and all other fallen emergency and other service personnel.

Walkers are invited to carry a 20-kilogram pack to replicate the weight Nathan carried during his 2015 400 kilometre mental-health-awareness-raising walk. Read more here. 

Last Updated: 20 March 2017