TWMSTRIDE4STROKE

Our Total Team Activity

13Kms

Our Goal

616Kms

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

$515

Steph Glanville

Such an amazing event to everyone helping spread the word.

$515

Island Gateway Holiday Park

$208.80

Cal & Emma Ransom

$208.80

Steve, Annie And Family

Great idea and good to build awareness.

$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

$143.03

Moodie Building Group

$143.03

Lee Cormie

$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

Wendy Garside

Such an inspiration Bec 😘

$104.40

Michael Somerton

$104.40

Jack Munro

$100

Eliza Smith

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

$100

Darcy Brown

Bec is the best chuck out the rest xx

$83.52

Tim Appel

Wonderful effort and wonderful cause

$78.30

Thomas Pewtress

Running for a great cause! Great work Darcy.

$78.30

Chris Richards

Great stuff Dan and the team!!

$78.30

Bob Nottle

Great cause. Go hard

$78.30

Ewan Macleod

$78.30

Anthony Wilson

$78.30

Stephen Pewtress

Good luck Darcy with your efforts!!

$78.30

Sherrell Maitland

$73.08

Stuart Davies

$62.64

Charlie Kelso

$62.64

Issy Hore

$62.64

Bianca Ryder

$62.64

Bianca Clancy

$62.64

Tristan Strange

Great work TWM!

$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

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

Jess Keating

$52.20

Tim Hunter

$52.20

Vic Isheev

Great effort guys

$52.20

Afanassiev Family

Наташа, давай! Well done!

$52.20

Tahnee Streatfeild

$52.20

Anthony Carroll

$52.20

Holly Brown & Cam Sharp

$52.20

Caity Lewis

Very close to my heart & an amazing cause!

$52.20

Mcguire

$52.20

Dean Mcguire

$52.20

Maggie Taylor

Wonderful worthwhile cause. Love you Bec. ❤️

$52.20

Thea Luke

$52.20

Meg Vawdrey

$52.20

Stephanie Gourd

Awesome work Tash!

$50

Glenn Warren-smith

Darcy- great work, and initiative 👍👍

$50

Anonymous

$50

Grace Hulls

$50

Liam Coghlan

$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

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

Steve Shorten

All the best

$46.98

Macquire Plumbing

$46.98

James Bourke

$46.98

Sammy D’andrea

$46.98

Mike Durack

Fantastic initiative Daniel - well done!

$46.98

Brooke

Amazing effort 👏

$46.98

Emile Tait

$46.98

Sammy

Amazing effort!

$46.98

Caitlin Farmer

$46.98

Trish Soulsby

$46.98

Vikki Octigan

$46.98

Vikki Octigan

$46.98

Chris Harms

$46.98

Anita Smith

Goodonya team TWM!

$45

Lucas Cook

Great stuff big dan!

$41.76

Jack Jansson

$41.76

Laura Buckley

$40

Annabelle Gorman

$36.54

Owen Leonard

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

$31.32

Wes Lian

$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

Mick Meehan

Nice work team

$31.32

Justin Summons

Can't wait! What a great cause!

$31.32

Melissa Traynor

$31.32

Mark Mullins

$31.32

Josh Rochford

$31.32

Catherine Snell

Great work Dan!

$31.32

Will Armstrong

$31.32

Kirby Marks

$31.32

Mckee

$31.32

Stephanie

$31.32

Sophie Virtue

$31.32

Connor Downie

$31.32

Parker

$31.32

Maddie Steel

Amazing job Tash!

$31.32

Jessica Haslem

Superstars!

$31.32

Emily Crawford

Great work!

$31.32

Robert Medin-doce

$26.10

Stephanie

$26.10

Hannah Radford

Amazing stuff TWM!!

$26.10

Marjorie Ker

a wonderful cause close to my heart Beautiful Bec xxx

$26.10

Lucas Blatman

$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

Emily-kate Murphy

$25

Barb Lewis

Go team and very close to my heart

$20.88

Sean Roberts

$20.88

Brett Hewett

Awesome work guys!

$10.44

Cian Curley