The Osbourne Hotel spoke to founding CEO of Survive to Thrive Nation, Dane Christison about his organisation.
"Survive to Thrive Nation was built through my own personal experience of overcoming the battles I faced on my return home from Iraq. PTSD was one thing, but the transition back to civilian life came with its own complications."
The main goal for Dane for Survive to Thrive Nation is to educate and facilitate personal development to assist in overcoming the horrific effects of PTSD on veterans, and also to support current and former Defence families regain control of their lives – emotionally, physically and financially. The organisation offers the Post War Survive to Thrive Program, the world’s first online Mental Health and Transitioning Success coaching program that provides 24-hour peer support and mentoring to service families and first responders.
For Dane, Anzac Day signifies a day of paying our respects to those who have made a sacrifice serving our nation past and present for the wonderful freedom we enjoy today, and never forgetting that the sacrifice goes way beyond the battlefields.
How can you help this Anzac Day? Well we’ve made it easier than ever…
The best way to show your support to Survive to Thrive Nation is through their sponsorship initiative.
For every $1,000 raised, Survive to Thrive enrols a veteran onto the program with 24-hour access to national peer support. In 2019, our goal is to raise $3,000 through fundraising efforts such a Raffle and Karma Keg donations, to sponsor three veterans onto the program.
In the lead-up to Anzac Day we will be selling raffle tickets in venue, for your chance to win a range of epic prizes thanks to a number of our generous sponsors. You can grab a ticket for $5, 5 tickets for $20 or 15 tickets for $50. We’ve secured some amazing prizes such as your weight in Young Henrys Beer, a month membership to F45 Training Hamilton and a stay at the super trendy TRYP Hotel Fortitude Valley. All proceeds will be donated directly to the Survive to Thrive Nation.
Young Henrys will be donating a Karma Keg to help us in raising funds on the day. The basic idea of a Karma Keg is that the customer gets to “pay what they want” for a beer until the keg runs dry, so not only will your generous donation score you a cold pint of Young Henrys Newtowner at an awesome price; but you will be helping Australians and their families who are dealing with PTSD on a daily basis gain access to the help they need.