"5,000 KM RIDE ACROSS THE DESERTS OF AUSTRALIA, BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER TO FIGHT SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION"
Suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. (Source: Lifeline Australia 2015)
About the Cause
Statistics on suicide and attempted suicide in Australia are clinical and cold, yet there's a name behind every number. In recent years Steve Grace and his team have toured extensively throughout Australia serving rural towns and remote communities with unique events that bring hope. Through music, motorcycles and media these community BBQ's are to help prevent suicide and depression in regions doing it tough.
We believe with your help we can do so much more to reduce the senseless loss of life through suicide in these areas.
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News & Updates
We will continue posting news and updates along the journey, plus posting special behind the scenes updates for our GoFundMe supporters.
Another way you can support the cause is by purchasing an official t-shirt via GoFundMe or http://crossingaustralia.com/
Thank you so much for your support. Please share with your friends and family and we hope to see you at the finish line in Byron Bay :)
All the way from Shark Bay to Byron Bay across the Gibson Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Central Desert and the impossible Simpson Desert which involved crossing over salt lakes, boggy swamps and 1100 sand ridges.
With your support and the dedicated efforts of an amazing team we reached Birdsville at 9.30pm on September 14th, my birthday!! What a great way to celebrate! Then the rains came down again and floodwaters threatened to bring our final 1800km journey to an end. But we made it!!!! And on time for our final event in Byron Bay on Sunday.
Suicide prevention and helping people overcome depression are the driving issues that inspire us to keep going, and while we have reached the finish line, we believe that this mission is not over yet.
Over the next few months we will be working on ways we can continue this vision. Thank you so much for your partnership. We know many lives have been impacted.
- Steve & the team
Can you help us get the word out by sharing our Facebook and Instagram posts and updates? If your friends and families can also see the value of the work we are doing in remote regions of Australia I know they will want to partner in the vision. We believe that by bringing communities together to talk about suicide and depression, we can make a difference across this nation.
Tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day. Lets all do our bit to help those around us choose life and live it to the full. Let’s be people who help others through the difficult times. Thanks so much for being on the journey with us!!!
Steve and the Team
It has been a wild first week since we departed Shark Bay and we want to Thank You!
Since leaving the West Coast we have travelled over 1,500 km on dirt roads, visited numerous Aboriginal Communities, played 2 pub gigs and hosted 3 community events.
Each day our team have come across people who have lost love ones to suicide. It is heartbreaking to hear some of the stories.
At each of our events Ryan has shared parts of his story and had people in tears as they listen. One of the things we have been doing at each location is asking people to sign their name on a Crossing Australia community board for their town. It has opened up the opportunity to speak with people and also allowed people to feel apart of this mission. At the end of our stay the community boards are gifted to the local shire council.
The motorcycle joyrides have been a huge hit with kids and many people have lined up to get photos with the bike. The concerts have been a great way to bring joy to many hurting people.
Our first hiccup was overfilling the oil on the Harley, and a punctured tyre had us delayed for a short while but we have since been able to make up the time and are back on schedule.
Thank you again for your support and for partnering with us as we ride to some of the most remote parts of Australia.
- Steve & the team
Love it Steve we are praying for you mate.