Gannawarra Times – 21.02.17

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Gannawarra Times – 21.02.17

Posted on March 10th, 2017

This article originally appeared on the Gannawarra Times website on February 21, 2017.

Crew walks around town

DOZENS of mental health advocates of all ages pounded the pavement on Saturday morning to support a fundraising effort headed up by a local teenager.

The five-kilometre walk around Kerang was an initiative of Jorja McDonald and her 15-member Mallee Crew, which is taking part in the March with Me event on March 4 and 5 with the aim of raising $5000.

Participants contributed to the cause by paying an entry fee and supporting a barbecue lunch at the conclusion of the walk.

The 2017 March with Me event will see a group of 290 people walk 116 kilometres from Portsea to Port Melbourne in two days, aiming to raise $300,000 for, and awareness of, youth mental health.

The walk is a fundraiser of the Love Me Love You Foundation, which was founded by former Kerang footballer Lance Picioane, who fought anxiety and depression during his 77-game AFL career.

Donations can be made online at https://marchwithme2017.everydayhero.com/au/mallee-march-with-me-2017-crew.