Each year, the money raised from The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride enables the Movember Foundation to fund hundreds of programs that support men’s mental health.
The program featured in this story, Resilience Grows Here, aims to provide support for returned veterans of foreign wars suffering from PTS (post traumatic stress). The program works in tandem with groups such as the Valhalla Motorcycle Club of Connecticut USA, whose members are trained by RGH in suicide prevention and peer support.
To date, this amazing program, founded by Program Director Justine Ginsberg at the Farmington Valley Health District has directly saved 34 lives and trained over 2000 of the local community members in suicide prevention.
All thanks to the efforts of everyone who participates in DGR and Movember.
To learn more about Resilience Grows Here visit their website at www.resiliencegrowshere.org
On Sunday, September 28th, 2019, over 120,000 distinguished gentlefolk in over 650 cities worldwide will don their cravats, tussle their ties, press their tweed, and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and men’s mental health.
For further information and services supporting mental health and suicide prevention, visit http://au.movember.com/mens-health
Register now to take part in your nearest Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride event on Sunday, September 24th upon your classic & and vintage styled motorcycle, or make a donation at http://www.gentlemansride.com
Film by Cam Elkins
Shot by Cam Elkins + Hayden Griffith
Special Thanks to the Valhalla MC, Connecticut + The Connecticut National Guard
To participate and raise funds for DGR visit www.gentlemansride.com
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