PTSD Face-Off Campaign
Recent statistics show an alarming rate of first responder suicides, with one tragic incident occurring every four weeks. Unfortunately, the occurrence of these traumatic events rises even higher to one suicide every two weeks in veterans. PTSD Dogs Australia is determined to help reduce these staggering numbers. Through their tireless efforts to train and provide assistance dogs to those affected by PTSD, they offer a glimmer of hope in what can be an otherwise bleak situation.
It is important to note, however, that this service is not cheap. In fact, the initial training process alone requires over 300 hours of intensive work. Then, further training is necessary once the dog has been paired with its designated handler. All in all, each dog can cost over $40,000. Despite the high price tag, the positive impact on the lives of PTSD sufferers is immeasurable — with some even stating that these dogs have saved their lives.
Join me in the fight against PTSD by donating and joining our efforts to train even more of these life-changing dogs. Together, we can make a difference and bring hope to those who need it most.
Sponsor David Reynolds
Because I’m shaving off my majestic red beard for a good cause
Sponsor Tim Morrow
I met the PTSD Dog crew and their dogs on the weekend and new straight away I needed to help out. As a lover of dogs and humans I see this as an opportunity to make a difference and help two souls to heal and renew. We all have people we know that struggle so if you can get on board and help us make a difference.
Sponsor Steve Clarke
With friends and family who silently battle PTSD daily, I want to help shine a light on the challenges they face while raising much needed funds towards the quality support that PTSD Dogs Australia provides.
Sponsor Travis Davis
As a Doctor Of Chiropractic, my life mission is to help ease the suffering of others. Not everyone struggles through life in the same way. Some have pain, others struggle mentally or emotionally. I have many family members, friends and patients who've bravely battled PTSD. PTSD Dogs is an amazing not for profit, setting out to help people with PTSD the way that I strive to help people struggling with pain. There are so many veterans and first responds out there, struggling with their mental health and I want to be part of the solution. This is why I'm excited to participate in the PTSD Dogs Faceoff fund-raiser!!
Sponsor Kevin Riddell
I have respect for our Veterans and First Responders and all that they go through to help us in our hour of need. Personally, I have suffered with the Black Dog of depression. Given that I have had and still manage the Black Dog this cause is very dear to my heart. So please jump on board and help make a difference along with me.
Sponsor Benjamin Smith
Hoping to raise awareness about PTSD and associated mental health. Breaking the stigma one beard hair at a time. It is reported that at least 1 veteran commits suicide every 2 weeks and 1 "frontline first responder" commits suicide every 4 weeks. As someone who suffers from Complex PTSD please help me raise much needed funds for PTSD Dogs Australia and help breaking the stigma of mental health.
Sponsor Geoff Robins
As a former first responder with PTSD, Anxiety and Depression, I know only too well the challenges I face daily. So my mission is to do everything possible to support other first responders with PTSD and PTSD Dogs Australia in achieving their goals. Together we can make a real difference. Geoff
Sponsor Thomas Taylor
By sponsoring my beard shaving in the PTSD Face-Off Campaign, you can help make a real difference in the lives of first responders and veterans suffering from PTSD. Your generous support will provide funding for the rescue, training, and placement of assistance dogs, offering vital support and hope to those in need. Together, we can help combat the alarming rate of suicides and create a brighter future for those battling the invisible wounds of trauma.
Face-Off Fundraiser Sign Up
Help us by getting your friends to sponsor you as you face off against PTSD. If you would like a campaign page set up complete the form below and we will take care of the rest. Haven’t got a beard? You can still support us by sponsoring me or your mates.