Mermaid with a Message

Fundraiser Juliana Bahr-Thomson
Funds go to White Ribbon Australia, Surfrider Foundation Australia, Juliana Bahr-Thomson
$30,136 raised
60%
GOAL $50,000
116 donations
 
since Sep 2015
 
 
 
 

After successfully completing a solo 180km board paddle for charity from Newcastle to Bondi Beach in March 2015 I decided to raise the bar!
In 2016 I will begin the challenge of a lifetime where I paddle my way from Newcastle NSW, north to Noosa QLD over 1000km.

This paddle is my voice and symbol; it is my way of representing the struggle and personal battles I have overcome in my life. Through doing this paddle I hope to raise funds and much needed awareness for domestic violence and child abuse, as well as the conservation and maintenance of our beautiful oceans and waterways. Through this paddle I not only wish to create a voice and spread the awareness message, but I wish to empower and encourage girls and women to aspire towards their dreams and to have a voice of their own!

I am a 27 year old professional ocean lifeguard, physical education teacher, triathlete and creative. Each day I push social stigmas and norms of women’s role within the workforce. Working as an ocean lifeguard has its many diverse challenges, however my history as a semi professional triathlete along with a vivid and diverse sporting history all plays its role in my professional performance at work.

My preparation for this paddle hasn’t been ideal, I have recently undergone major ankle surgery. Despite this set back I still managed to begin my paddle training along the Newcastle coastline and harbor. Unfortunately 7 weeks into my recovery phase I slipped post training one morning and managed to re injure my recovering ankle. My Achilles tendon was completely ruptured and separated from the bone.

I am now about to undergo another major surgery to reattach the tendon and begin the healing process all over again.

Follow my journey of recovery ups and downs as I ready myself, both mentally, physically and emotionally for my upcoming 1000km paddle of a lifetime.

This mermaid has a message…

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$30,136 raised
60%
GOAL $50,000
116 donations
 
since Sep 2015
 
Fundraising for
White Ribbon Australia
White Ribbon Australia is a unique male-led primary prevention organisation that works to stop men's violence against women by changing the attitudes and behaviours that allow it to occur. White Ribbon recognises the prevalence and damaging impact of violence against women in our community.
Surfrider Foundation Australia
Surfrider Foundation Australia is a registered not for profit sea-roots organisation dedicated to the protection of Australia’s waves and beaches through Conservation, Activism, Research and Education C.A.R.E.
Juliana Bahr-Thomson
In 2016 I will begin the challenge of a lifetime where I paddle my way from Newcastle NSW, north to Noosa QLD over 1000km.
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Juliana Bahr-Thomson
Jewells NSW
 
 

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