Ski for Life Inc is a group of people committed to raising awareness and promoting mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention. Members share compassion and empathy for those impacted by suicide and passion and commitment to reducing the frightening statistics we find before us.
Fundraising through our events enables support for a variety of programs and projects which align with our mission through our Ski For Life Grants Program.
Thinking big 8 years ago, the initial small group developed the concept of a 500km Ski Relay. The Murray River was duly chosen as it is the life blood of SA, along the shores of which many rural communities are doing it tough. Evidence of above average suicide and mental health issues supported the choice.
Local business and Service groups within these communities, and many others, are very generously supporting this event. It is this support that is ensuring its continuance into the future.
We are thrilled to have retained the support of StandBy Support After Suicide who are program of AnglicareSA and will be joining us for the duration of our events.
The Standby Team responds to families, friends and associates who have been bereaved through suicide. People grieve in very different ways and StandBy can provide support and assistance whether it be immediately, weeks, months or years later. They will be a valuable support to communities throughout the events and to members of the ski and road crews. Standby provides services throughout all of Country South Australia signifying a perfect collaboration for Ski for Life Inc‘s support of rural communities.
If you are one of the businesses, service groups, schools, or sporting committees that are already supporting us, we thank you very much as “together we can make a difference”.