As our Fundraiser of the Month, Jeremy has scored himself a $50 donation to his fundraising page. To be our next month’s winner, make sure you’re uploading your journey to social and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired.
What inspired you to take on your first Inspired Adventure?
A few years ago I was strolling around the streets of Manhattan and stumbled across the NYC Marathon. As I watched the band of people striding past me sweating it out with such determination to reach the finish line, I immediately knew that I too wanted to be running along side them.
Why did you choose to fundraise for Beyond Blue?
I believe that mental health is one of the most predominant health issues of this generation, and often it’s the most misunderstood. It is so important for people like me to support Beyond Blue so they can continue to raise awareness and support those affected by mental illness.
"I have been so overwhelmed by the support of everyone in my life and how quickly I have been able to raise the funds."
You are clearly really involved and invested in the art of giving back to the community, what do you think is so exciting about being able to take on an adventure as well as give to a cause you care about?
Running a marathon is an adventure in itself but running for Beyond Blue in the NYC Marathon will make the adventure that much sweeter.
What are your total funds raised so far? Are there any key fundraising ideas that have been the bulk of your success?
I have now raised over the $6,000 mark, which would never have been possible with out the phenomenal support of friends, family, colleagues and local WA businesses. I have yet to initiate any specific fundraising events but I have been taking advantage of the world of social media by sharing my page and training progress with everyone.
What have been some of the highlights of your fundraising experience so far?
There is nothing more exciting than receiving that email that says you have received a donation. I have been so overwhelmed by the support of everyone in my life and how quickly I have been able to raise the funds.
What have been your biggest challenges in taking on an Inspired Adventure? How did you overcome this?
I start work pretty early, so for me the biggest challenge has been facing the early cold winter mornings to train. My motivation to get up is the realisation that Perth winter is most likely warmer than it will be in NYC for the marathon in November.
"If you don’t just do it, you never will"
Have you noticed any changes or transformation in your life since taking on your first adventure?
I have definitely been feeling physical pain in areas that I have not felt before, but in all seriousness this adventure has made me more efficient with my time and life generally.
What advice would you offer to other people looking to complete a challenge like this?
Just do it! It took my couple of years to get around to it but if you don’t just do it, you never will.
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Take a picture whilst fundraising for your adventure and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired and your adventure hashtag. The most exciting use of the hashtag, with a fundraising focus will be our Fundraiser of the Month – it’s that easy!
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