By Grace Jones | posted on May 19, 2018
HER own battle with depression and anxiety has prompted Albany’s Anytime Fitness gym manager Tiffany Kenny to get behind a nation-wide 24 hour treadmill challenge to help raise money for suicide prevention.
Ms Kenny said she got involved with the fundraiser in Perth last year and was keen to run another successful event in her new home town.
“Together we raised around $15,000,” she said.
“I don’t think we’ll quite get there in Albany but we’ll definitely give it a go.”
So far, Ms Kenny has 15 people registered for the event and is calling for more people to get involved.
“Anxiety, depression and suicide is rampant in the country,” she said.
“I’ve had my own battle with depression and anxiety, and I’ve known a lot of people in Albany who lost theirs.
“Supporting suicide awareness and prevention is really important to get behind and get involved with.”
Among the registered runners is Anytime Fitness trainer Red Rogers, who is aiming to jog the full 24 hours.
“He wants to raise $1440 so it’s a dollar for every minute he’s on the treadmill,” Ms Kenny said.
“He’s up to $500 now, which is really good.
“We’re going to set him up with his PlayStation so he can play games while he’s jogging.”
To donate money to the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge, give Red a dollar for his goal or to register for the event on May 25, head to the Tread Together website or visit the Anytime Fitness Albany Facebook page.