Starting in the Docklands, Melbourne on Monday 20th November 2017 the 2017 Razor Ride is a 6 day, 770km+ bicycle ride through Victoria's most iconic cycling locations.
The Razor Ride is a marquee fund raising event delivered by the Chamberlain Foundation to raise awareness and financially support the important work of GriefLine.
Chamberlain Foundation co-founder Ray Chamberlain's personal commitment to this cause was born from his own experiences and exposure to Mental Illness in its various guises. Over the last four years, in particular, too many people close to him have fallen foul of the effects of Mental Illness:
Walking out the door of a private mental health clinic leaving a close family member, who
was visibly scared, to undertake their ‘reset’ is something that will never leave him.
Fielding a call from his brother crying uncontrollably while he struggled to tell him that his best mate had taken his own life left an indelible mark.
Hearing the challenges that one of his best mates faces every day and how his battle takes
its toll is galling.
However, Ray has also witnessed the collective bravery of many people close to him struggling with the effects of mental illness. He has been exposed to their honesty and been educated by their experiences. They have provided him with an authentic perspective. They have shown him that there is great hope, light and laughter and every day presents a fabulous opportunity to do good.
The Razor Ride represents that - an opportunity to give hope, have fun and most importantly do
good and make a difference by supporting GriefLine, Australia’s only dedicated loss and grief national telephone counselling service. Our goal is to raise $80,000 to support GriefLine’s
support services for children suffering the effects of grief or loss.
We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to updating you on our journey.