Ronnie's 2017 Tas Black Dog Ride page

By Ronnie Stein

I hope that you don't mind me reaching out to you. My name is Ronnie Stein. I am a father of three, husband, brother and I am an Acupuncturist who is based in Rose Bay, Sydney. Last year, I lost some very close friends to depression, through suicide and self-medication. I know we are all increasingly touched by similar tragedy and loss in each of our circles, feeling the grief and unfortunately the loss of life continues unabated. Through participating in The Black Dog Ride, I have undertaken to both raise funds and to start the conversation around mental illness; a topic that sadly as we know, is surrounded by stigma.

 I have made it my personal goal to raise as much money as possible, with a dream of reaching $500,000 through corporate and individual support.  I'd like to share the following details to potentially canvass your support and ideas.

The Black Dog Ride began in 2009 as one man's ride to raise awareness of depression. It has since developed into a national suicide prevention charity involving thousands of Australians. The Ride was the first, and has since become the largest, motorcycle event in the country- successfully connecting with a large and devoted motorcycle community. Since its inception, the charity has raised over $2,200,000 for much needed mental health services as well as fostering mental health awareness around the country. The charity attracts a large number of motorcycle riders, ranging from those who have suffered personally with depression, to others that ride along in support. There are also many motorcyclists who join for the adventure. Whatever the reason, those that participate in the event walk away with a sense of pride and achievement. Riders also report a better understanding of depression, and a lesser sense of stigma concerning mental illness.

The national publicity raised thus far from The Black Dog Ride is a testament to the professionalism of the organisation and the significance of its mission. It has gained traction in both mainstream and community print media, radio, social and digital media. The organisation has also attracted high-profile and influential Australians including legendary performer Angry Anderson who has been a Patron of the Ride since 2009. Australia's number 1 stunt rider Dave McKenna also joined The Black Dog Ride as an Ambassador in 2015 and television journalist Simon Bouda (from Channel 9) have been extremely supportive both nationally and internationally.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for helping raise vital awareness of depression and suicide prevention with your generous contribution.

Ronnie xxx

The Black Dog Ride Limited is a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not- For- Profit Commission (ACNFPC) and holds a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status as a Health Promotion Charity with The Australian Taxation Office.

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Tu Hai 2018-05-02 16:41:19
I never met such a likeable but pushy bugger in all of my 85 years. He can 't read a we are closed sign but can actually catch a fish! What a lovely young fella, out there helping others. Good on you son, god bless Les.
Marysville Trout and Salmon Farm 2017-11-16 22:10:13
Well done buddy, looked like hard work. Missed on Moya
Forest Lodge Hotel Sen 2017-11-15 14:29:34
Well done great effort
Susan Gelber 2017-11-13 10:15:27
No greater cause than promoting love, appreciation and support to your fellow man!
Anonymous 2017-11-11 10:43:02
Great work guys and girls. What a terrific bunch you are. Lots of love from Risby Cove, Stathan. Xx
Sheila Risby Cove Strathan 2017-11-10 16:01:07
Full respect and hearfelt love
Rebecca Bermeister 2017-11-09 23:37:29
Good luck Rondo. What an amazing charity that affects so many people. Ride safely. Michael and Sharon from St Helens Newsagency Tas.
St Helens Newsagency 2017-11-08 16:47:38
I hope your bike gets you back to Sydney. Safe riding and congratulations on a great cause.
Hobart BWW 2017-11-06 14:35:16
Onya Ronch What a mensch! XX
Carol Schwarz 2017-11-04 08:17:11
Go Easy Rider.... read go easy baby! Kirst xx
Kirsti Whitlocke 2017-11-03 18:47:52
Thanks heaps for your efforts Ronnie
ACNM PTY LTD 2017-11-03 11:06:13
Wow Ronnie what an amazing adventure you seem to be having. Good luck for the remainder of the ride.
Jam Lady Jam 2017-11-02 23:52:25
A great cause.
Spot The Colour Painting 2017-11-02 15:48:37
Ride on Ronnie! Great cause !
Home Hair by Tania 2017-11-01 19:19:56
Goodonya mate. Not having to ride around Australia on a motor bike .... I feel uplifted already!
Ellis Zilka 2017-11-01 14:22:56
Ride on Ronnie!!! Best wishes from the MacKinnon Clan
Rod MacKinnon 2017-11-01 06:17:35
Gerrard Needham 2017-10-30 19:35:25
Good on ya Ronnie. My dear brother, who suffered with depression, passed coincidently on RUOK day this year. Thank you for your efforts Simone Baker Odgers
Simone Odgers 2017-10-30 19:18:54
Good on ya Ronnie.
David Jones Electricians 2017-10-29 21:37:56
Expecting a win
Nic Halley 2017-10-29 17:35:00
Go Rondo . We love you
Dena Wiseman 2017-10-29 14:42:56
Nice work Ronnie... enjoy the ride and may mental illness be better understood and prevented. Laurie and Zoe
lawrence Rose 2017-10-29 12:47:54
Goal Soccer Academy 2017-10-29 06:16:34
Good luck, ride safely.
Johann Tanura 2017-10-28 09:35:16
Anonymous 2017-10-27 21:00:31
Hi Ronnie ,dont let the bike seat sores get to you nor the fumes just keep it rolling mate .
Max Yaffa 2017-10-27 16:09:38
with you all the way
bill winning 2017-10-27 15:22:20
All the best, Bob Cadry
Bob Cadry 2017-10-27 14:34:09
Have fun and be safe! Great work
Anonymous 2017-10-27 14:28:22
Ride safe. Wonderful cause supported by wonderful people. Well done Ronnie!
Sandersons Rushcutters Bay 2017-10-27 08:08:00
Gilda Gude 2017-10-26 16:27:07
Gambate and enjoy yourself
Motoko Kodera 2017-10-25 12:55:30
Like Freddy Mercury said Get on your bike and ride!
Steve Watson 2017-10-25 08:55:56
What a great initiative!!! With lots of love from Veronica , Harry kids
Harrys coffee 2017-10-24 06:22:33
Gary Hendler 2017-10-23 16:30:02
Good work Ronnie
Manfred Salamon 2017-10-20 09:06:30
Great cause Ronnie.
Anonymous 2017-10-16 13:39:32
Harry Currandooley PL 2017-10-13 16:57:34
Amazing cause Ronnie. Enjoy the ride
Anonymous 2017-10-06 06:22:44
Go Ronnie ! Proud of you
Rebecca Deitch 2017-10-05 22:23:30
Thanks Ronnie for all your hard work.
Anonymous 2017-10-02 21:07:33
Catherine Mathews 2017-09-26 16:02:08
Simon McKechnie 2017-09-19 17:50:45
Great job Ronnie
Meditation Group (kiclinic) 2017-09-15 13:16:39
Thank you!
Marian Simms 2017-09-10 15:41:39
jonathan tidball 2017-09-03 12:12:25
Hi Ronnie, I 'm Huey 's sister. Good on you. This is all I can afford right now but I want to support you.
Prue Benjamin 2017-09-02 18:40:33
Good on you Ronnie .A really important cause.
Judith Lacey 2017-08-30 19:36:04
Good luck Ronnie a great cause.
Sam Baxter 2017-08-30 15:23:52
Thanks Ronnie
Harvey Light 2017-08-29 21:43:36
Great job Ronnie. Xxx
Guy Gross 2017-08-29 20:53:11
Good Luck on your Ride and fund raising from the Ki Clinic Meditation group.
Ki Clinic 2017-08-21 22:14:13
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