Welcome to the
‘JUGGLE 4 BIPOLAR’ CHALLENGE!!!!
(Officially launched 9th September 2014 – end 2016)
A ‘FUN’ WAY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR BIPOLAR RESEARCH !!!
3 SIMPLE STEPS!!
Juggle! Upload Video! Make your Donation!
How did the ’Juggle4Bipolar’ Challenge’s CONCEPT develop?
This challenge was initiated by Carol Smit: Founder – Manager – Event Organiser and Volunteer of the
Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund
Carol has befriended many people with Bipolar Disorder and when asked ‘How you doing today?’ or ‘How you travelling mate?’ Most folks have come back with this reply, ‘It’s been a bit of a juggling act lately’ – ‘always juggling my meds’ – ‘need to juggle my lifestyle a bit’ – ‘juggling my mood swings and not easy’ -‘ having a bit of a juggling time with my family’ ‘having to juggle my sleep patterns’ - ‘life’s quite a struggle’ and a ‘juggle with the many highs and lows of bipolar disorder’ - ‘so hard juggling all the appointments with medicos’ and
‘LIFE WITH BIPOLAR IS JUST ONE BIG JUGGLE MATE!’
These comments have gotten me thinking!
I decided, ‘What better time than NOW’ as we are launching into the month of October 2014 for ‘International Mental Health Awareness’ Month – to ‘juggle’ our way around the nation of Australia and eventually the globe with a unique Challenge for a successful and perpetual outcome towards raising further funds toward many Bipolar Research PhD Scholarships for Bipolar Research.
Our aim is to raise a minimum ONE million dollars by the end of 2016.
The total value of each PhD Bipolar Research Scholarship is $87,000.00
HOW TO HELP?
x 3 steps
STEP 1. You are encouraged to find 3 people who enjoy a challenge, like some fun will give juggling a go for a GREAT CAUSE!!
STEP 2. Upload your YouTube Video and give an affordable donation towards Bipolar Research
SHARE across your Social Network pages such as Facebook, Twitter etc.
and help to SPREAD THE WORD of the juggle4bipolar challenge!
You may like to involve your local community, schools, clubs, church groups, social clubs, sporting events, work colleagues, individuals,
hospitals, medical clinics, circus friends and whoever you may think would enjoy this challenge
STEP 3: DONATE - Small and large donations are very much appreciated; whatever is affordable to you!
EVERY dollar will make such a difference towards helping with BIPOLAR RESEARCH
On behalf of the Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund and Australian Rotary Health we thank you for your support
IPBRF – ‘Juggle4Bipolar’ Challenge in the message box on the site below which is linked to the Australian Rotary Health website for taxation receipt purposes.
Australian Rotary Health is a registered charity.
Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible within Australia.
The Juggle4 Bipolar Challenge provides the opportunity to offer support and help to make that difference in the lives of so many people with Bipolar Disorder. Maybe it will be YOUR DOLLAR through BIPOLAR RESEARCH will help to SAVE the life of a loved one or someone you may never have met.
We look forward to the video entries and the online donations as we strive together to raise many dollars for the INAUGURAL Bipolar Research Fund in Australia
The Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund.
The Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund is partnered with the Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholarship Program, committed to raising funds for Bipolar Research and is permitted to raise funds on behalf of and under the auspice of ARH. Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund Registration # 11676
* BIPOLAR RESEARCH IS VITAL to find the cause and to achieve a cure!
* PLEASE HELP TO SPREAD THE FUN even if you cannot juggle properly!
* PLEASE HELP SAVE LIVES by showing that suicide is not the only option for mental health -
there is HOPE, HELP and SUPPORT available more than ever before.
* PLEASE HELP REDUCE STIGMA through education and increased awareness.
* PLEASE HELP US TO ‘JUGGLE’ OUR WAY AROUND THE GLOBE!!!
*PLEASE HELP US TO RAISE FUNDS FOR BIPOLAR RESEARCH!
To ‘drop’ into a ‘low’ is common place in the lives of living daily with Bipolar Disorder and thankfully the majority of these amazing and beautiful people are able to pick themselves up again and keep on going on, as they juggle their illness the best they can.
People living daily with bipolar disorder are generally amazingly resilient people who keep on fighting back, but very sadly and tragically, many have met their demise through suicide from deepened feelings of isolation and of a sense of failure to especially those closest and dearest to them. They are no longer able to live with the pain of ‘juggling’ their lives any longer – such as was the situation for my beautiful brother Ian Parker.