SEA Eagles players may have a bye this weekend but they will still be sweating it out all for a good cause.
They are among a group of prominent northern beaches’ personalities who will take part a treadmill challenge on the northern beaches on Friday and Saturday at the Newport Surf Club to raise funds for Suicide Prevention Australia.
For too long suicide had been a silent killer.
The frightening statistic is that it claims more lives in Australia than road accidents or skin cancer.
Sea Eagles Daly Cherry-Evans, Darcy Lussick, Jamie Buhrer, Tom Symonds and Josh Starling will take part on Friday evening.
They will be joined by the likes of former Manly players Steve Menzies and Josh Perry, Biggest Loser trainer Shannan Ponton, the Manly Sapphires netball team and Gus Worland from the Triple M Grill Team.
The event is called Plebs, Pros and Personalities for Suicide Prevention Australia (PPP4SPA) and the 24-hour treadmill challenge will start at 6pm and quite literally run until 6pm on Saturday.
People can register online at ppp4spa.com.au or turn up and pay $20 to run for 15 minutes.
The driving force behind organising the event is young northern beaches woman Sammi Hardwick.
“It has been really chaotic but it is for a good cause and everyone has been super supportive,” she said.