The Hawaiian Ride for Youth officially launches on October 5 and we are thrilled to be supporting this iconic charity again which raises funds and awareness for Youth Focus. This marks the 20th year anniversary of the event and our involvement, support and commitment to this cause.
The ride, which is held annually over four and a half days, brings together hundreds of cyclists, volunteers and support crew who ride through towns in WA's South West, Great Southern and Wheatbelt regions, visiting high schools to engage and inform students on youth suicide prevention, depression, anxiety and self-harm as well as the services that not-for-profit group Youth Focus provide.
Hawaiian CEO Russell Gibbs said that Hawaiian is proud to be supporting a local organisation that seeks to help some of the most vulnerable young people within the state.
“Hawaiian is deeply embedded within the local communities in which we work, and we’re committed to the continued support of Youth Focus’ great work in youth mental health awareness and suicide prevention” he said.
“This year’s riders come from all over the state, including in the immediate surrounds of all of Hawaiian’s shopping centres and office buildings."
“I encourage members in the local community to look out for the images and stories of this year’s riders that are featured within our centres and buildings and consider making a monetary donation to support your local riders and the much-needed youth suicide prevention effort."
“The Hawaiian Ride for Youth has raised over $24 million since its inception in 2003 in support of Youth Focus – a number that all Western Australians should feel very proud of! We hope that this year sees an even bigger contribution to the cause.”
Riders will arrive back in Perth to a Welcome Home ceremony held at the University of Western Australia grounds. With the opportunity to celebrate alongside the riders, family and friends after their journey.
Make a difference to youth mental health in Western Australia by CLICKING HERE to donate to the 2022 Hawaiian Ride for Youth.