Jacob Kilner

Distance Tracker

13KM

Current

10KM

My Goal

Four years after my suicide attempt, it's time to give back.

Four years ago... I attempted to take my own life.

Back in 2017, my struggle with suicidal depression was all too real. It wasn't that I wanted to die, but more that I felt like I had no choice. 

It was like a black hole, sucking me towards one inevitable fate & I felt powerless to stop it.

Luckily, I had the support of friends & family to help me through this dark time. I was able to get therapy & bolster my ability to deal with this sickness that had overtaken my mind.

I was lucky... For many others in my position, however? Their fortunes may not be as bright.

It's something I've thought about often as my condition improved, and now four years later, I feel like it's my turn to give back.

I've partnered with Anytime Fitness & R U OK to help raise money for those who were in my position those four long years ago. From May 15th-22nd.

I've set a goal for $250 & I intend to run 10km to affect change, accompanied by the lovely & supportive Mirjana Unikowski.

Life served me a fortunate hand when the chips were down, so now it's my turn to give back t
o the 65,000 Australians who attempt to take their lives every damn year.

#TreadAsOne #RUOK

My Achievements

Received 5 Donations

Updated Profile Pic

Shared My Page

Reached Fundraising Goal

50% to KM Target

First Donation

Logged First KM

Reached KM Goal

Halfway to $ target

Created Fundraising Page

My Updates

Back in one piece.

Sunday 16th May
We were going to take a selfie in the same spot as before, but after bracing the frozen wastes, we settled for the warmth of the car. In any case, we did it!

Halfway there... Frozen beyond compare.are

Sunday 16th May
The trek has taken us to many sights, sounds & lands beyond our imagining. Every step was another that we had to take back. Back we go...

It has begun...

Sunday 16th May
And so begins our run... The wind is freezing, but the spirits are high!

Thank you!!!

Saturday 15th May
Honestly, when I set up this page a couple of days ago, I had no idea what to expect.

I kept the numbers at default because I figured $250 would be a realistic (if challenging) goal, but not twelve hours after I shared this page on social media & without a single shoe having yet hit the ground, you guys have blown it out of the water! 

Both me & Jana have shot right passed our initial goals, and that's all thanks to you guys. 

That's over $600 raised for Suicide awareness and prevention. Well done, guys!

Tomorrow, it'll be our turn. 10km across Lake Burley Griffin, and you bet we'll be documenting our progress & continuing to accept donations until the nth hour.

Thanks again, guys!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$67.86

Julia Kilner

Yes! Awesome cause!

$67.86

Cristian And Trina

This is a very special cause. Thanks Jacob for being so brave to share your story and providing us with this opportunity to help.

$52.20

Tsering Samkhar

Good on you Jacob, all the best for the 10km!!

$52.20

Tim Bowles

Well done Jacob and Jana. Amazing effort in adverse conditions for an amazing cause.

$50

Immi Irvine

💜

$50

Ash Hamilton

Thank you for doing this man. Means more to me than you know.

$20.88

Jacob Kilner