I'm fundraising for a great cause.
Hello, my name is Andrew Myssonski and I have decided to fundraise for R U OK? to help spread their message and help prevent suicide.
To raise awareness for R U OK DAY? and Mental Health, I will be training for a Double Ironman, alongside completing 29 Marathons in the month of February 2024. Yes you read that correctly, and yes, I agree this is a dumb idea.
If the satisfaction of supporting suicide prevention, and watching me wither away into skin and bones isn’t enough to make you donate, let me know what is.
The Double Ironman is taking place in Northern Wales in September of 2024. This event will include:
- 4.8 mile/7.6km Lake swim
- 224 mile/360km Bike ride
- 52 mile/85km Run, Including the ascent and descent of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon, tallest mountain in Wales)
Mental Health and Suicide are things that are very close to my heart. About 8 people take their own lives in Australia every day. For every death, it’s estimated another 30 people will attempt suicide. 89% of people report knowing somebody who has made an attempt. I would love to be able to be part of bringing these numbers down. R U OK?’s vision is of a world where we are all connected and protected from suicide.
Q:Where does my donation go?
A: R U OK? operates at the prevention stage for self harm and suicide. By donating, you will be directly changing and saving lives (and be able to claim a hot little tax deduction).
Q: Can you please put into perspective how long these events are?
A: Double Ironman: For those in Canberra, this would look like a swim from Kingston Foreshore to the Zoo, a ride from Canberra to Sydney (and half way back) and finishing off with a run from Mooseheads to Goulburn. I expect it to take between 30-32 hours, without sleep.
Marathons: 29 Marathons is the equivalent of running from Canberra to Brisbane.
Q: Will my dad be doing them with me?
A: No, he lacks the ability and refuses to wear lycra.
Q: Can I donate more than once?
A: You can donate as many times as you’d like (recommended in lots of $100,000).
Q: What happens if I finish the double iron man and still have some gas left in the tank?
A: Triple Ironman definitely rolls pretty sweet off the tongue..
I leave you with this thought... A shark could swim faster than me, but I could probably run faster than a shark. So when it comes to this double ironman, it’s all going to come down to whichever of us is the better cyclist.
Thank you for any support you can provide, together we can make a difference.
01. February Challenge - 4x4x48Monday 27th Feb
Thank you to my Sponsors
Mahir And Breena
Ben, Kate & Ella
Ed, Ash & Sophia
Brown Bear & Co
Mary Connie Kouparitsas