LESS STRESS: Jardan Craigie and Maddy Smith preparing for the beyondblue fundraising day on Saturday, October 25.
LESS STRESS: Jardan Craigie and Maddy Smith preparing for the beyondblue fundraising day on Saturday, October 25. Mike Richards

Get pumped raising funds to fight depression

AN event will sweat out some depression issues at Gladstone crossfit.

Crossfit Gladstone will be hosting an event on Saturday, October 25, to raise money and awareness for beyondblue.

The charity day will have a partnered workout starting at 7am, open to everyone regardless of fitness levels.

Event organiser Jardan Craigie said the event aimed to raise awareness about depression.

"A lot of people don't understand how common depression is," she said.

"Exercise is a great way to decrease stress and raise endorphins that combat depression."

The crossfit community is close and the social aspect is just as important to them as exercising.

"We are about community, communications and friendships," she said.

Mrs Craigie wants everyone to come down to enjoy the sausage sizzle and support the cause.

"We will be having a sausage sizzle, prizes, fancy dress in blue and just a good social event," she said.

"If anyone is struggling with depression they should go and check out the beyondblue website to get some information about it."

More information on depression can be found at http://www.beyondblue.org.au.



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