This year, to raise funds for the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy at the University of Sydney, I am taking on a cycling challenge on Thursday 10 September. As this day marks R U OK? Day, it is a reminder that on every day of the year we should support people who may be struggling.
So far our fundraising team has raised over $100,000 towards our goal of $135,000 since we started our fundraising efforts. The Andrew Tu Scholarship aims to encourage and support pharmacy graduates to make a positive impact within their profession, by raising awareness and reducing stigma around mental health. Most importantly, Andrew's scholarship will support the next generation of pharmacists who are at the forefront of primary care for their community, to not only identify those in need of help but be able to seek help for themselves.
This hasn’t been more important than now in 2020, with the significant challenges COVID-19 has presented.
To date, my longest ride has been 100km and my fellow cyclists have asked when I will graduate from 60 miles to 100 miles. I have put this off for a long time, because I feared I wouldn’t make it, but on Thursday 10 September I will dig deep for 100 miles to raise awareness for mental health and in memory of Andrew.
In light of the importance of mental health, we’re calling on everyone to learn what to say after are you okay? We want everyone in our community to feel they can talk about life’s ups and downs and access support if they need it.
Every donation helps, so thank you very much for your generosity. In honour of Andrew’s life, I invite you to be part of our cause by making a donation today to support The Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy.
Please click here to make a gift today.
Stay updated on the 100 Miles for Mental Health here.
All my love,
P.S. Seeking support riders and crew for any part of it!
*Donations $2 and above are fully tax deductible.