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Sutherland Running for a Cause

17 May 2017

Brisbane Heat fast-bowler Kara Sutherland is out to ensure she is in top shape for the 2017-18 season after once again signing up for the Plebs, Pros & Personalities for Suicide Prevention Australia (PPP4SPA) 24-hour treadmill marathon.

For the fourth season in a row, Sutherland will undertake the grueling challenge to help raise funds and awareness for Suicide Prevention Australia, a cause that is very dear to her heart.

Having previously organised the Brisbane leg of the event and participated in Sydney, Kara will be hitting the treadmill in her hometown of Grafton in rural New South Wales, a community she says is currently suffering a devastating youth suicide epidemic.

“Having seen firsthand the devastation that suicide can have on families and communities, this is a cause I am very passionate about supporting. This year also holds extra significance for me hosting the event in Grafton where I grew up.

“It’s often quite hard to see my hometown community suffering from so many young people taking their own lives, so if there is any way I can help raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health issues, I will certainly do it,” she said.

Joining Kara on the 24-hour mammoth effort will be Heat teammate Haidee Birkett, recently retired Australian and Adelaide Strikers all-rounder Sarah Coyte and members of the Queensland Cricket Indoor Cricket team and Game Development staff.

The event will run from 6pm Friday May 26th to the following evening. Support and donations for Kara’s team and PPP4SPA can be made here

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