Cassy Van Rythoven

My chosen distance target: 96km.

My Activity Tracking

Logged

172km

Goal to Kokoda

96km

You’ve conquered Kokoda!

I'm fundraising to help reduce veteren suicide

There is ongoing concern within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the wider Australian community about suicide in serving and ex-serving ADF personnel. In particular, ex-serving ADF personnel may face increased risk of suicide.

Recent government inquiries have highlighted the need to improve the integration of service responses to meet the health and wellbeing needs of serving and ex-serving ADF personnel (JSCFADT 2015). The need to invest in prevention and early intervention strategies to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for these groups has also been highlighted. The Government has introduced further suicide prevention and mental health support services for serving and ex-serving ADF personnel and their families (AG 2017).

Why 96kms?
Because that’s the length of the Kokoda Track which stands as a symbol of the courage and sacrifice our defence community make to keep us safe.

In doing this, I need your help with a donation so Soldier On can continue to provide vital support services to the selfless service men and women, and their families, who have done so much to serve our nation.

Every dollar you donate to my page will go to directly to Soldier On and you will automatically receive a tax-deductible receipt via email as soon as you have made your donation.

So, please support me while I March On with Soldier On. Wish me luck as I set out to do my bit for our brave veterans!

My Achievements

I added a profile pic

Made a personal donation to my page

Shared my page on my social media

I received my first donation

$75 to fund a peer support session for six veterans to reconnect with their community

$160 to fund a psychology session to help a veteran on the path to recovery

$500 to fund a Pathways networking event for 25 veterans to help them secure employment

I reached my fundraising target!

I have completed 34.8km and reached Menari in the Kokoda track!

I have completed 63km and reached Templeton's Crossing in the Kokoda track!

I have completed 72km and reached Eora Creek in the Kokoda track!

I have completed 96km, the length of the Kokoda Track!

My Updates

Why this...

Thursday 3rd Dec
The longer I progress through my service, the more shipmates we seem to lose. We are lucky to have an organisation like Solider On that are committing to helping our veterans and their families. We just need more exposure so they can stretch their services further. Thanks to all who are joining this team and committing their time and energy to raising funds and a big thanks to those that will contribute. Love you all, Dutch xx

Thank you to my Sponsors

$41.76

Kristy Falkiner

Good luck Dutchy, such a wonderful cause, xxx

$38.63

Kate Elger

Go Cass! Wanted to join you but struggling with a hamstring injury :(

$52.20

Courtney Bahr

Great aim, really hope you achieve your goal

$38.63

Kristy Hoffman

Amazing work 😁 Thank you for all that you are doing for so many x

$52.20

Laura Whittle

96kms...You will smash it! ❤❤❤

$104.40

Kristy

You legend

$52.20

Wayne Whiles

$31.32

Jake Hall

Great cause Cass, all the best on the day.

$52.20

Nat Van Rythoven

great job guys. Much needed.

$20.88

Jackson Miller

$104.40

Kylee Randall

$104.40

Cassy Van Rythoven