Epic Adventure in The Americas

My next big adventure is to climb Machu Pichu in Peru in October this year for Black Dog Institute, raising awarness for depression and bipolar. After the big trek, the journey continues from South to North America. Here is just a glimpse at my flights:

09NOV LA PAZ LIMA                 1815 0917 09NOV  
09NOV LIMA MEXICO                1037 1542 09NOV
09NOV MEXICO CANCUN            2210 0017 10NOV
14NOV  CANCUN MEXICO           1322 1551 14NOV 
18NOV MEXICO DALLAS             1000 1240 18NOV 
18NOV DALLAS NEW ORLEANS     1415 1535 18NOV
24NOV AUSTIN MINNEAPOLIS      0630 0922 24NOV 
24NOV MINNEAPOLIS CHICAGO   1000 1124 24NOV 
02DEC  CHICAGO GUATAMALA     0205 0625 02DEC
02DEC GUATAMALA SAN JOSE     0800 0935 02DEC 
 02DEC SAN JOSE LIMA              1030 1515 02DEC
This is only after my flight, let alone the flights fro Australia to Peru and return. I think I’ll do about 18-20 flights in a space of 6 weeks. Sorry about my global footprint!

Looking forward to my Challenge for Black Dog Institute

I sadly won’t get to see all of these places but I will be spending time in Bolivia – visiting Lake Titikaka and The Salt Flats as well as the city of La Paz.

Tulum is my favourite beach in the world

My Gal Pal Emily will join me in Mexico as I am finally reunited with my favourite beach spot in the world, Tulum and the pyramids by the sea. We will then head on to one of my favourite cities in the world Mexico City, or Mexico D.F. I can’t wait to see friends and party on down over there. FIESTA!!!

Can’t wait to revisit beautiful Pyramids and Ancient Ruins of, Tulum

We’ll set off then for a few weeks in the US of A. Touching down first in New Orleans which I’m super interested to see and then off to Austin, Texas which I hear is a really fun city.
Emily then leaves me 😦 and I go off to Chicago to meet with my famous cuzzie, Bill “Magic 500” Hunter for some family fun times and MAGIC! I’ll also get to see some business colleagues here and hopefully see a bit more of Chicago which I was too tired after 6 months of travelling to see last time!
So that’s the epic journey, stay tuned for updates along the way.
Any advice on must see’s in one of the many places I’m off to?

In October 2012, I will climb Machu Pichu for depression and anxiety awareness. The Peru Challenge 2012 will run from October 20-31 and raise much needed funds for Black Dog Institute for the research and awareness of mood disorders. This is a cause close to my heart and I’m doing it honour of my Grandma who lived with depression most her life and also the many friends and other family members who live with this mood disorder. Please donate to my page and learn more about my adventure: http://peruchallenge2012.gofundraise.com.au/page/Lovelly

Invincible Summer

Invincible Summer is a film raising awareness about depression and anxiety in an artistic and real way.

James Freemantle, star and producer says “There was a long battle. I lost a cousin and friends to depression, and was desperate to be well. So with Simon, Pete, Lawrence ‘Goblin’ Mooney and other generous mates made ‘Invincible Summer’. We won a trophy. Things got better. And it helped people.”

James Freemantle speaks openly about depression and anxiety. Through a number of other videos and interviews, he has encouraged rural communities to stay connected and be conscious of how the isolation of farming can impact on wellbeing. He also offers hope to anyone living with depression.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miEHYTWxRDE

 

It’s great to see someone speaking out and so honestly about depression and anxiety.

 

James is also a big supporter of

R U OK?Day is a national day of action on the second Thursday of September (13 September 2012), dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to ask each other ‘Are you ok?’

In October 2012, I will climb Machu Pichu for depression and anxiety awareness. The Peru Challenge 2012 will run from October 20-31 and raise much needed funds for Black Dog Institute for the research and awareness of mood disorders. This is a cause close to my heart and I’m doing it honour of my Grandma who lived with depression most her life and also the many friends and other family members who live with this mood disorder. Please donate to my page and learn more about my adventure http://peruchallenge2012.gofundraise.com.au/page/Lovelly

R U OK? Day Video from James Freemantle

R U OK? DAY is a wonderful campaign promoting a simple message asking people to check in with friends and see how things are going with the question “R U OK?”

R U OK?Day is a national day of action on the second Thursday of September (13 September 2012), dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to ask each other ‘Are you ok?’

James Freemantle encourages rural communities to stay connected and be conscious of how the isolation of farming can impact on wellbeing. He also offers hope to anyone living with depression.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHQeMbFgcTI&feature=related

 

It’s great to see someone speaking out and so honestly about depression and anxiety.

 

In October 2012, I will climb Machu Pichu for depression and anxiety awareness. The Peru Challenge 2012 will run from October 20-31 and raise much needed funds for Black Dog Institute for the research and awareness of mood disorders. This is a cause close to my heart and I’m doing it honour of my Grandma who lived with depression most her life and also the many friends and other family members who live with this mood disorder. Please donate to my page and learn more about my adventure http://peruchallenge2012.gofundraise.com.au/page/Lovelly

Media for Peru Challenge 2012 in St Kilda Leader

Thrilled to be featured in the St Kilda Leader newspaper about my upcoming Peru Challenge 2012.

In October I’ll be climbing Machu Pichu in Peru with Inspired Adventures for Black Dog Institute to raise awareness for depression and anxiety awareness.

 

We’re still looking for people to join us and of course I’m looking for the much needed funds to reach my sponsorship total, $4000.

 

See the article here:

http://port-phillip-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/st-kilda-woman-raises-depression-awareness/?fb_ref=rec-top&fb_source=other_multiline

 

St Kilda woman raises depression awareness

4 JUL 12 @ 03:01PM BY DONNA CARTON

EMMA Lovell is taking on one of the world’s most amazing treks in honour of her grandma.

She will climb Machu Picchu to raise money for the Black Dog Institute and awareness of depression and mood disorders.

“My late grandmother Doris lived with depression most of her life. Grandma lived in a time where we had little information or awareness about depression. People didn’t talk about it. It was taboo,” Ms Lovell said.

Ms Lovell, who is participating in the Peru Challenge, must raise $4,000 before the big trip on October 20.

The funds raised willhelp with the Black Dog Institute’s community programs.

“The Institute’s mission is to advance the understanding, diagnosis and management of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

“Depression and anxiety is something that I have personally experienced and I really feels for those who continue to live with it,” Ms Lovell said.

Visit https://lovellyinc.wordpress.com/category/machu-pichu/ to support Emma.

To sponsor me visit:

http://peruchallenge2012.gofundraise.com.au/page/Lovelly

 

Emma conquers Machu Pichu for mood disorder awareness

Hey everyone,

Last year I went on the adventure of a lifetime and I climbed Mt Kilimajaro in Africa for Alzheimer’s on behalf of my late Grandpa Jack. The night before I went on that incredible journey, I started thinking…”What next?” 1 challenge was just not enough. I was addicted before I began! And here I am, heading off on the next big adventure – PERU CHALLENGE 2012.

Peru Challenge 2012 will be trekking aloing the ancient Incan trails to the incredible Machu Pichu. On 20th October, 2012, I’ll be embarking on the Peru Challenge through Inspired Adventures and am raising funds for Blackdog Institute.

Each year, Blackdog aim to advance the understanding, diagnosis and management of depression and Bipolar Disorder and improve the lives of those affected by these mood disorders. Please help me in my cause by donating through my page.

I’ve chosen to do this with Black Dog Institute in honour of my late Grandma, Doris Lovell. My dear Grandma lived with depression for the majority of her life. She wrote diaries from the age of 13 and I have since been reading them and the insight into what it’s like to live with a mood disorder such as depression is heart wrenching. Every day is often a struggle. We are fortunate now to live in a time where great organisations like Black Dog Institute are there to support us and inform us of ways to get help. Grandma was lucky to have received support from family and medicine at the time but the understanding was just not there, and still isn’t. It’s so important to raise awareness about these unfortunate and debilitating disorders and give support to those who need it most.

I feel so passionately about this cause and can’t wait to help Black Dog Institute with their great work. I’ve been personally affected by mood disorders as well as had very dear friends and family suffer. Unfortunately, I’ve also lost family and close friends due to mood disorders. It’s an important issue – but we can make a difference and help those in need.

You can also join the trip!! Visit our information page to learn more:
http://www.inspiredadventures.com.au/microsites/BDIPeru/

Please click on Donate Now to make a secure online donation to my fundraising efforts and this incredible cause.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Your support is greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards

Emma Lovelly

Sponsor me at:

http://peruchallenge2012.gofundraise.com.au/page/Lovelly

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