Aware is a voluntary organisation formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals, whose aims are to assist that section of the population whose lives are directly affected by depression. Our aim is to raise as much money as possible for Aware through a series of fundraising events. Revolution cycle will be sponsored so all money raised will go direct to charity.
Research has shown that exercise is an effective, but often underused, treatment for mild to moderate depression. We are hoping that by encouraging people to get on their bikes, we can positively affect peoples health.
400,000 people in Ireland currently suffer from depression but many hide their depression and never get help. Sadly, over 500 people take their own life each year. Aware, since its foundation in 1985 has been working energetically to bring support to sufferers of depression and their families, and to dispel the myths and misunderstandings of this devastating illness. To learn more about depression, click here