Invictus Australia has today announced its inaugural fundraiser, ZERO600 – calling on Aussies to be up and outside at 6am and take on 10 military-style mornings in May.
Developed alongside the military community, the challenge incorporates elements designed to clear your mind, energise your body and inspire your soul in preparation for the day ahead.
HOW ZERO600 WORKS
- Register as an individual or a team at zero600.com.au
- Select from one of three morning routines:
- New Recruit (30-minute routine)
- Deployment Ready (45-minute routine)
- Special Forces (60-minute routine)
- Call on your community to donate to your challenge
- Complete your chosen routine for 10 days from 1st May to 10th May and conquer the morning!
CEO Invictus Australia Michael Hartung said he would like as many Australians as possible to join the ZERO600 challenge and support more than 600,000 veterans.
“Six thousand servicemen and women transition out of our Australian Defence Force each year with an estimated three-in-four experiencing a mental-health condition at some point in their lifetime,” Mr Hartung said.
“The statistics are far worse for the 18% who are medically or involuntarily discharged, with a suicide rate three time higher than that of their peers.
“That’s why the work of Invictus Australia is so important in providing pathways to support veterans and their families better manage transition and life after their service.
“By participating in the ZERO600 challenge, fundraising and donating generously, you will help Invictus Australia support veterans and their families to get active and connect with their communities through sport.
“Vital funds help us use the power of sport to assist with their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration into civilian life, whether it’s on the international stage at the upcoming Invictus Games, or by engaging in local communities.”
Australians will witness the transformative power of sport next month, when Invictus Australia, in partnership with the Australia Defence Force, supports 32 competitors at the Invictus Games The Hague from 16 to 22 April.
The timing of ZERO600 is designed to turn the inspiration of the Invictus spirit and the commemoration of ANZAC Day into action, for sustainable support for veterans and their families.
Registrations for the ZERO600 Morning Routine Challenge are now open.
Visit zero600.com.au for more information or to register and conquer the morning.
Invictus Australia is a not-for-profit registered charity that relies on the generous support of government, corporate Australia and the general public.
Invictus Australia partners with national sporting organisations and major sporting bodies to deliver opportunities for veterans and their families across sport at all levels.
From grassroots to the international stage, whether playing, coaching, volunteering or officiating, Invictus Australia believes in the power of sport to assist in the recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of veteran and their families.
They do this through partnerships with sporting bodies, ex-service organisations, governments, businesses and the community.
As well as promoting the physical, social and emotional benefits of sport, Invictus Australia shines a light on the unique needs of younger veterans and the challenges they face as they transition from military to civilian life.
Visit www.invictusaustralia.org to find out more.