TWMSTRIDE4STROKE

Our Total Team Activity

644Kms

Our Goal

1,063Kms

HOW IT IS GOING TO WORK!

On Saturday November 21st - in a time where we are socially apart - TrainingwithMates clients from our gym, families and many others within our TWM community will come together (in pairs) to partake in the TWM STRIDE4STROKE TEAM MARATHON - raising awareness for young stroke survivors and turning their 'invisible' daily issues visible . We aim to run 28km (Bec was 28 at the time of her storke) along Kingston/Bayside coastline in a relay within our 5km lock-down postcodes. We will take off in the mornings darkness to signify the invisible side effects and finish in the mornings lightness. We will also all be wearing bright coloured and flashing lights that make us visibleThe run can completed in a hop on, hop off manner where you can choose whatever distance you want at each check points.

ANYONE IS WELCOME AND YOU CAN WALK/RUN/RIDE AT YOUR OWN PACE!

4 years ago this October my eldest sister Bec had a Grade 5 Aneurysm. Bec was 28 at the time. A successful, healthy and beautiful paramedic who took life on with her rare sense of optimism, fun and a relaxed attitude. Bec was supposed to head to Europe the day following her stroke with her then partner. They were planning on starting a family. This all changed in the blink of an eye.

Fortunately, due to her dog Nala waking her up when she was unconscious in bed and her tech-savvy brain, she used her phone's voice control ‘Siri’ and managed to call 000. She was rescued - ironically by paramedics who she had worked with.

After one month in and out of surgery due to further brain bleeds, vasospasms and other complications we finally got some reassurance that she would be ok - yet live a very different life. In hindsight now, this acute period of her recovery, despite the emotional trauma, was an easier part to deal with compared to the emotional roller coaster of what was to come.

For someone who thought ‘strokes’ only happened to older people, I had no idea why this had happened to her at such a young age nor what was entailed in the future for me and my family.
The following 4 years since Bec’s stroke have been incredibly challenging for Bec and my family and this is why I want to raise awareness to promote the ‘invisible’ consequences of strokes particularly ABI’s and TBI’s for young people.

She was incredibly lucky not to have any long term paralysis which I thought was the main component of recovery due to my lack of knowledge of what happens to the brain after an ABI.

However - I was not expecting the severe mental health issues including anxiety, depression and PTSD, the brain fog, energy slump, memory loss, personality changes, financial stress, relationship break up, job employment discrimination and reduced confidence, social support and motivation. These issues are invisible - you can not see the brain damage.

For those who can’t make the event due to lock-down restrictions we will be running a combined virtual marathon where participants will be asked to either spell STRIDE4STROKE or participate in their own relay with those in their area.

We are aiming to raise $10,000 and have over 100 people participate in the inaugural event that we have a long term vision for.
I want more people to be educated in strokes, show greater kindness and empathy towards those who may seem a bit different, slow or inappropriate - you just never know what they have been through.

We are hoping that by then participants may be able to run further with restrictions easing but at this stage this is our plan.

Bec was also incredibly lucky to have such a supportive network and family - something that isn’t evident amongst many other survivors where they end up living in Aged Care Facilities. We want to be involved in changing this.

Please support our Stride4Stroke challenge with a donation today. 

Your donation will help the Stroke Foundation support those affected right now and fund research to help prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery. Thank you.

This November, I’m taking part in Stroke Foundation’s Stride4Stroke to help prevent, treat and beat stroke!

Sadly, 1 in 4 people will have a stroke in their lifetime.

Stroke attacks the brain- the human control centre, changing lives in an instant. The impact of stroke can be devastating for the individual and the family. But stroke’s impact doesn’t need to be this great, research indicates that around 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

So, we need your help to Fight Stroke. It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s nothing compared to those who are impacted by stroke. Please sponsor our team today to support us and together we can Fight Stroke!

Your donation will help the Stroke Foundation support those affected right now and fund research to help prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery. Thank you.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1,000

Lyshae Barry

Frankston YCWFNC Netball Stride4Stroke team is beyond excited to be joining along to light it up! We were touched by Bec’s strength and resilience and feel honoured to be running to support a bloody legend! With some personal ties, within the group, to the impact stokes have on individuals and families we couldn’t be more grateful for you to be shedding some light on this and turning into something so positive! Thank-you for sharing your journey with us and can’t wait to celebrate all you’ve achieved ❤️

$515

Steph Glanville

Such an amazing event to everyone helping spread the word.

$515

Island Gateway Holiday Park

$515

Anonymous

Wonderful effort to help raise awareness about young stroke survivors!

$208.80

Cal & Emma Ransom

$208.80

Steve, Annie And Family

Great idea and good to build awareness.

$208.80

Bonnie Brown

Very proud of my grandsons Mitch & Darcy (Doc) running in this event to support the Stroke Foundation.

$208.80

Baldy

$208.80

Foreshore Homes

Let’s get it team!!!!

$200

Langa

$156.60

Christopher Newnham

$156.60

Daniel Maitland

$156.60

Suzanne Ashley

Great work for an important cause that has also affected my family.

$156.60

Jarrad

Incredible initiative

$146.16

Paul Coghlan

Well done TWM team. Important journeys cannot be rushed - one step at a time.

$143.03

Moodie Building Group

$143.03

Lee Cormie

$143.03

Darryl Stevens

Good luck and keep up the great work!

$114.84

Kinniburgh

Legends! Great cause :)

$104.40

Jordan Wearne

Amazing work team!

$104.40

Skaf

Go you good things! Love you Bexy xxx

$104.40

Matthew Clark

$104.40

Wendy Garside

Such an inspiration Bec 😘

$104.40

Lachie Fryer

$104.40

Michael Somerton

$104.40

Marita Campbell Timfryer

$104.40

Christina And Brad :)

On ya Dan!!

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Claire & Laurenc

$104.40

Marlie Lochran

$104.40

Frana Graco

$104.40

Vicki Rowlands

Well done Dan and everyone!!

$104.40

Yazmin Higham

$104.40

Lewis Beeby

Bec is a champion!!

$104.40

Cal Fryer

$104.40

Tom Nicholls

$104.40

Anonymous

Great job, Paul. From Pa

$104.40

Jack Munro

$100

Amy Thompson

Congratulations dan and the team for organising this event and raising awareness. Can’t wait to cheer you all on! Amy and Liam

$100

Jen Barter

$100

Eliza Smith

Well done Dan, amazing effort. Looking forward to running with you.

$100

Johlt Constructions

Go TWM team !!

$100

The Dad

Great cause boys. Well done

$100

Gaynor Carter

Proud of you both - well done boys

$100

Darcy Brown

Bec is the best chuck out the rest xx

$100

Tash & Pete

Inspirational! We are now more aware and so extremely proud of you all. Go team TWM - woohoo!!!

$100

Travis La Rocca & Kelly Mckenzie

Can't wait to get amongst such a great cause!

$93.96

Miguel & Leah Frances

Awesome effort from the TWM team including Mads!

$83.52

Bec Neaves

$83.52

Jimmy & Loz

Great work team.

$83.52

Tim Appel

Wonderful effort and wonderful cause

$80

Chaz And Loch

$78.30

Thomas Pewtress

Running for a great cause! Great work Darcy.

$78.30

Milky Way Silberer

Run Paul, Run!! Love from Milky Way

$78.30

Chris Richards

Great stuff Dan and the team!!

$78.30

Bob Nottle

Great cause. Go hard

$78.30

Tim B

Good luck! Go Silly!

$78.30

Oli Jones

$78.30

Luke And Jenni

Good luck guys ! Love Luke and Jenni xoxo

$78.30

Nicki Amiel

Well done! Great achievement. Xx

$78.30

Anonymous

$78.30

Ewan Macleod

$78.30

Brad Berry

$78.30

Paul Silberer

Great job, Paul. Good luck.

$78.30

Anthony Wilson

$78.30

Debbie Goodrich

$78.30

Stephen Pewtress

Good luck Darcy with your efforts!!

$78.30

Sherrell Maitland

$75

Phil & Dan

Amazing effort everyone - Go Bec! xox

$73.08

Stuart Davies

$62.64

Charlie Kelso

$62.64

Issy Hore

$62.64

Bianca Ryder

$62.64

Bianca Clancy

$62.64

Ally & David

$62.64

Tristan Strange

Great work TWM!

$52.20

Cossie And Lozzie

Great initiative Maits. Happy to be part of it. Cossie

$52.20

Fiona Tait

Great cause and effort boys❤️💪🏻💪🏻

$52.20

Tom & Nerida Mcmahon

$52.20

Mitch Brown

$52.20

Mike Ale Todd

As Russell Coight once said "some animals are nocturnal, so the best time to see them is at night. Only you can't see them because it's dark." Keen to run with some animals in the early & dark hours of the morn. Great cause

$52.20

Leah Percy

❤❤❤❤

$52.20

Rhian Graco

$52.20

Ali Rowlands

Congrats to all of you!! So amazing and so proud of you all xx

$52.20

Keiffer Smith-cameron

$52.20

Seb Draga

Bec, you are an inspiration to all of us at Ambulance Victoria. Keep up the great work, onward and upward. A true fighter.

$52.20

Dan Garside

$52.20

Michael Lawes

Great work Maits!

$52.20

Mary Campbell

$52.20

Jess Keating

$52.20

Dan F

$52.20

Mitchell Stoneman

$52.20

Tim Hunter

$52.20

Vic Isheev

Great effort guys

$52.20

Billy Chapman

$52.20

Afanassiev Family

Наташа, давай! Well done!

$52.20

Tahnee Streatfeild

$52.20

Loz And Nick

You’re amazing, guys. Sorry we’re not joining you. Loz and Nick xoxo

$52.20

Conan

Great work team Maits!

$52.20

Simon Cormie

$52.20

Jack Prosser

$52.20

Anthony Carroll

$52.20

Douglas Payton

$52.20

Holly Brown & Cam Sharp

$52.20

Georgie Gore

$52.20

Sam Jende

Fantastic effort everyone, amazing work! Big shoutout to everyone involved!

$52.20

Caity Lewis

Very close to my heart & an amazing cause!

$52.20

Jai Florent

Love ur work😘😘😘

$52.20

Ian Paul

Gods work for a great cause. Keep it up

$52.20

Carla Phillips

$52.20

Pat Singh

$52.20

Darcy Brown

$52.20

Mcguire

$52.20

Dean Mcguire

$52.20

Gary&carolyn Brown

Well done to all involved in this great initiative 👏👏

$52.20

Maggie Taylor

Wonderful worthwhile cause. Love you Bec. ❤️

$52.20

Thea Luke

$52.20

Marina Sneddon

Go Girl!! Proud of you. Love ♾

$52.20

Alex And Cody

$52.20

Ally Palermo

$52.20

Simon Pearce

$52.20

Mark Gledhill

$52.20

Meg Vawdrey

$52.20

Vince La Rocca

Well done everyone, this is a fantastic cause - you’re all amazing humans for doing this.

$52.20

Mitch Anwyl

$52.20

Stephanie Gourd

Awesome work Tash!

$50

Glenn Warren-smith

Darcy- great work, and initiative 👍👍

$50

Malcolm Gamble

$50

Lynne

$50

Nim Sarig

Go maits

$50

Jackson Peet

$50

Anonymous

$50

Grace Hulls

$50

Liam Coghlan

$50

Gaynor Carter

$46.98

Madeleine De Amicis

GO TWM Team!

$46.98

Georgia Lockett

$46.98

Liv Lockett

I’m sure nearly everyone has been touched by stroke in some way! An amazing cause! Great work training with mates team. Much love and respect for what you are doing! Xx

$46.98

Silvester

$46.98

Luke Pinot

💙

$46.98

Chloe Virtue

Awesome work Daniel xx love it!

$46.98

Pat Smith

$46.98

Paul Silberer

Great effort maits. Your a good brother. Looking forward to getting out there for a run

$46.98

Sonya Law

My brother in NZ survived many strokes and witnessed first hand the slow recovery and mental health impacts, so feel moved by personal experience to support this great cause and want to congratulate the effort! Bayside Runner and Triathlete 🏃🏻‍♀️

$46.98

Raymond Chan

Go smash that PB!

$46.98

Steve Shorten

All the best

$46.98

Macquire Plumbing

$46.98

Madz Dyson

Well done Dan! Amazing cause

$46.98

James Bourke

$46.98

Gayle Smith

$46.98

Anonymous

Good luck Soph!!

$46.98

Anthea Plousi

$46.98

Will Linnett

Amazing work TWM team!

$46.98

Sammy D’andrea

$46.98

Will & Emile

$46.98

Donna Stevens

$46.98

Mike Durack

Fantastic initiative Daniel - well done!

$46.98

Brooke

Amazing effort 👏

$46.98

Char Kelly

$46.98

Sophie Griffiths

$46.98

Kate Gravina

$46.98

Emile Tait

$46.98

Kc & Soph

$46.98

Josh Smith

$46.98

Sammy

Amazing effort!

$46.98

Caitlin Farmer

$46.98

Trish Soulsby

$46.98

Peter Nesveda

Enjoy the run and make sure Bob Nottle does not take short cut to the finish line.

$46.98

Vikki Octigan

$46.98

Vikki Octigan

$46.98

Sharon

Dan, so great to meet you yesterday and hear about the TWM team marathon. I am sure that Bec is so proud to have such a wonderful younger brother in her corner. Thank you for supporting this important area. Please pass on our best wishes to Bec and every member of the TWM team.

$46.98

Anonymous

Great work Maits

$46.98

Chris Harms

$46.98

Barbara Lewis

Go Bec

$46.98

Anita Smith

Goodonya team TWM!

$46.98

Meaghan Zervaas

$45

Jess Cafarella

Let’s go TWM!!!

$45

Lucas Cook

Great stuff big dan!

$41.76

Jack Jansson

$41.76

Laura Buckley

$40

Jade Smith-love

Just a little bit closer to $15k! Go team, run well 👏🏼 👏🏼

$40

Annabelle Gorman

$37.58

Damian Papadopoulos

All the best boys! Make sure the Strava work is put to good use! Love your work <3

$36.54

Owen Leonard

Keen for the run and happy to be involved in a great cause!!

$36.54

Siena Visentini

$31.32

Wes Lian

$31.32

Mikaela Morgan

$31.32

Madi Smith

Amazing cause, very proud xx

$31.32

Jordy Evans

$31.32

Campbell Dawes

Inspirational as always Daniel!!

$31.32

Brandon De Zilva

$31.32

Lachie Wigney

$31.32

Nat Shahine

$31.32

Mick Meehan

Nice work team

$31.32

Justin Summons

Can't wait! What a great cause!

$31.32

Melissa Traynor

$31.32

Michelle Petrulis

SKAF you legend, good luck. Will say a prayer for the hammies

$31.32

Mark Mullins

$31.32

Josh Heron

$31.32

Tom Turner

$31.32

Ciara Scott

$31.32

Troy Fairbairn

Well done mate.

$31.32

Josh Rochford

$31.32

Jorja Strack

$31.32

Catherine Snell

Great work Dan!

$31.32

Nick Walliser

$31.32

Will Armstrong

$31.32

Harrison Spencer

$31.32

Kirby Marks

$31.32

Anonymous

$31.32

Anonymous

$31.32

Gracie Ward

$31.32

Sam Newstead

$31.32

Mckee

$31.32

Stephanie

$31.32

Sophie Virtue

$31.32

Connor Downie

$31.32

Leigh Farmer

$31.32

Parker

$31.32

Maddie Steel

Amazing job Tash!

$31.32

Lachlan Birrell

Good luck Dan and the Maitland family. love from squirrell

$31.32

Jessica Haslem

Superstars!

$31.32

Abbey Tonkin

Amazing stuff Dan! xx

$31.32

Emily Crawford

Great work!

$31.32

Patricia & Peter

$31.32

Katie Comerford

$31.32

Robert Medin-doce

$30

Sam Mcbain

$30

Anonymous

$30

Rachel Slatter

$30

Lachie Moorhouse

$29.23

Ryan Carter

1 dollarydoo for every km, go get em BG!

$26.10

Em

Nailed it.

$26.10

Stephanie

$26.10

Hannah Radford

Amazing stuff TWM!!

$26.10

Brayden O’toole

Supporting Joel Mckee

$26.10

Marjorie Ker

a wonderful cause close to my heart Beautiful Bec xxx

$26.10

Katrina Young

I’m so sorry I can’t be there running with you all tomorrow morning, but this is such an amazing initiative for such a good cause, you’ve got this xx

$26.10

Garrick

$26.10

Rhys Prosser

$26.10

Anonymous

$26.10

Lucas Blatman

$26.10

William Carter

$26.10

Brad, Jessie & Alfie Cummins

This is fantastic Crispy. What a great thing you are doing. We wish you all the best! Brad, Jessie & Alfie

$26.10

Sophie Shaw

$26.10

Deborah Marie

Great cause!

$26.10

Louise Mccormick

$26.10

Emily-kate Murphy

$25

Barb Lewis

Go team and very close to my heart

$25

Eliza Powerlett

$22.97

Anonymous

$21.92

Fin Neaves

Watch out for chafe

$20.88

Anonymous

$20.88

Alice Kafer

$20.88

Chris Masterson

$20.88

Jason Goulding

$20.88

Daniel Kick

$20.88

Ashlee Bray

Great cause & all the best 💕

$20.88

Sophie Amerena

$20.88

Tim Edwards

$20.88

Kaitie Meehan

$20.88

Jakie

$20.88

Angus Grant

Run Forrest Run

$20.88

Amy Lennon

$20.88

Corey Michaud

Supporting Joel ‘papada schmerc’ Mckee

$20.88

Eliza Solly

$20.88

Eamon

Well done ya legend!!!

$20.88

Helen Burgess

Well done Will

$20.88

Sean Roberts

$20.88

Brett Hewett

Awesome work guys!

$20

Dee-jay

$20

Annais Lombard

YOU GO GIRL

$20

Alisa La Rosa

$15.66

Maddie Cairns

$15.66

Eliza Crane

$15

Ruby Murphy

Great cause! Good luck 🙌🏽

$14

Helen Carter

Love Nan and Grumpy

$10.44

Chris Mccready

$10.44

Sam Jackson

$10.44

Mitch Hoar

$10.44

Cian Curley