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21st September 2023 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Cricketing Legend & Business Tycoon Join Forces To Prevent Youth Suicide

On Friday 26th August, cricketing legend Justin Langer AM and business tycoon Janine Allis joined forced to keynote at our premium corporate fundraiser The Heroes Lunch, in support of youth mental health.

The lunch, hosted by Natalia Cooper, brought together more than 300 corporate heroes to be inspired and entertained by both iconic Australians, as they shared their experiences of triumph, tribulation, leadership and personal growth on the road to success.

zero2hero CEO Ashlee Harrison shared just how crucial the $140k raised on the day is to support the mental health of thousands of young people, and help to prevent suicide in Australia.

“Tragically suicide continues to be the leading cause of death for young people in Australia. This event supports our school programs and leadership camps that raise awareness of mental health issues and equip young people to support friends who are struggling.”

Through our school programs, we engage over 200 WA schools each year, directly impacting more than 25,000 young people.

Justin Langer shared that as the father of 4 daughters, and having dealt with many young men throughout his cricket career, it is important for West Australian’s to support the vital work that zero2hero does in the youth mental health space.

“Often as men, we put on a mask to hide our true feelings and avoid dealing with real issues. That’s why it’s important to begin mental health education from a young age, so that our youth feel comfortable and supported to prioritise their wellbeing, and to de-stigmatise mental health.”

Selling out within weeks in its inaugural year, The Heroes Lunch was an inspiring afternoon for corporate heroes to enjoy the company of iconic speakers, quality entertainment and gourmet dining at the Crown Ballroom.