From June to August 2019, Marg Rhodes and Pieter van walked approximately 2000km along the Via Francigena as part of their ‘100 Day Walk for Mental Health’. Starting in Canterbury and ending in Rome, Marg and Pieter averaged 20km per day, often in gruelling conditions, to achieve this amazing feat.
This walk didn’t just challenge Marg and Pieter individually, but also helped to raise awareness for mental health and vital funds for the Lishman Health Foundation to support regional mental health research.
Mental health illness does not discriminate and affects many individuals, families and friends. Marg and Pieter understand this first hand as they have experienced the effects and impact of anxiety and depression on their young adult son.
The 100 Day Walk was totally self-funded by Marg and Pieter.
Thank you to Marg and Pieter for supporting the Lishman Health Foundation and raising money to support mental health research for regional and rural communities in WA.