$880
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$880
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1833 days ago, Erica Devapura created this page in support of CCC Foundation.

With the help of 1333 BIKEATHON "Out of the Shadows", Erica Devapura gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 11 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $880.

My Story

While I was born in Melbourne Australia, the island of Sri Lanka has always felt like home. There is an unexplainable feeling when you get off an aircraft, walk through customs, pass the duty-free shops, collect your luggage and take that first step out of the airport. Humidity, coconut trees, friendly faces and humble and helpful people. This is what we will also encounter as we cycle around the island I call home. There is warmth in Sri Lanka that is beyond temperature; it is warmth of culture, family unity, amazing food and true hospitality. Once again, this is what we will witness as we cycle around the island.

Like most places around the world, depression and mental illness is also apparent in Sri Lanka and by cycling around the island we have an opportunity to let people know that they can seek help, that they can talk to someone about their problems and that there can be light at the end of the tunnel by dialing 1333.

It is true, people need to talk about their problems and need to be able to express their feelings. Having someone on the other side of the telephone can be a huge relief and a step forward to a brighter future. A CCCLine counsellor will listen with compassion and will be a comforter for one to express their problems. Cycling around the island is an awareness campaign to let all Sri Lankans know that they are not alone and CCCLine is there for help.

I am honored to be apart of CCC Foundation and will be guided by the three C’s: Courage, Compassion and Commitment as we cycle 1333km.

Please sponsor me so we can reach our fundraising target to keep the phone lines open at CCCline 1333 for those going through crisis, or simply want to talk to someone about their problems. THANK YOU!

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1333 BIKEATHON "Out of the Shadows"

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Currently there are around 11 people who die by suicide everyday in Sri Lanka. For every suicide, there are ten others who fail in their attempts. 1333 Bikeathon "Out of the Shadows" is a bike ride for 1333km's around Sri Lanka over 13 days to raise awareness and funds towards CCCline 1333, a free Telephone Counselling service operated by CCC Foundation in Sri Lanka. The ultimate aim of CCCline 1333 is to prevent suicides in Sri Lanka by encouraging people to call its toll free 1333 phone number.

Apart from the main Bikeathon in Sri Lanka, there will also be a mini Bikeathon events in Melbourne and Brisbane on the 7th September.

The Melbourne ride will consist of a 10km loop in Jells Park and a 133.3km road ride through the Dandenong mountains, Pakenham and back to Jells Park. For more information on the rides and how you can register, visit www.1333bikeathon.org or call Jetha on +61438007930.

Sponsoring a rider, whether they are riding in Sri Lanka or Australia, will contribute towards making a difference to prevent suicides in Sri Lanka. Donations made in Australia and Sri Lanka are tax deductible.

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1333 BIKEATHON "Out of the Shadows"

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Currently there are around 11 people who die by suicide everyday in Sri Lanka. For every suicide, there are ten others who fail in their attempts. 1333 Bikeathon "Out of the Shadows" is a bike ride for 1333km's around Sri Lanka over 13 days to raise awareness and funds towards CCCline 1333, a free Telephone Counselling service operated by CCC Foundation in Sri Lanka. The ultimate aim of CCCline 1333 is to prevent suicides in Sri Lanka by encouraging people to call its toll free 1333 phone number.

Apart from the main Bikeathon in Sri Lanka, there will also be a mini Bikeathon events in Melbourne and Brisbane on the 7th September.

The Melbourne ride will consist of a 10km loop in Jells Park and a 133.3km road ride through the Dandenong mountains, Pakenham and back to Jells Park. For more information on the rides and how you can register, visit www.1333bikeathon.org or call Jetha on +61438007930.

Sponsoring a rider, whether they are riding in Sri Lanka or Australia, will contribute towards making a difference to prevent suicides in Sri Lanka. Donations made in Australia and Sri Lanka are tax deductible.

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