ADHD HEROES MAKE GOOD AT CITY2SURF!

On Sunday 13 August team ADHD Heroes took part in the 2017 Westpac City2Surf. The iconic 14km fun run is known globally as one of the best.

The team joined over 75,000 at the starting line. Adrenaline flowed, music played and tens of thousands watched from footpaths, rooftops and cafes. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities were cheered on by a huge community of family, friends and spectators.   

ABOUT THE TEAM

ADHD HEROES ready for the race

ADHD Heroes, formed six months ago by nine dedicated supporters, needs to raise $10,000 to ensure continuation of vital support services to adults and families who live with ADHD. 

Members include those grateful for the life changing support received from ADDults with ADHD and volunteers. Special thanks to neuroCare Group proud sponsors of our teams excellent t-shirts. Please visit their website.

City2Surf is the main 2017 fundraising activity of the ADHD Centre ™, an initiative of ADDults with ADHD, a volunteer run charity dedicated to improving the lives of adults and families dealing with ADHD.   

MORE DONATIONS NEEDED 

Thanks to all who have donated so far. We still need help to reach the target!

IF YOU KNOW THE IMPACT ADHD CAN HAVE ON A FAMILY, WORK MATES OR A LOVED ONE,  HELP US HELP THEM.

WHAT WE NEED: $10,000

DONATIONS SO FAR: $3500 approx. & climbing 

DONATIONS CLOSE: 8 September

BE AN ADHD HERO. DONATE NOW. CLICK HERE.

Donations $2 or more are tax deductible. We rely on donations and goodwill from those who value our work. The ADHD CENTRE™ provides a range of vital services and products including:

* the ADHD Helpline

* ADHD Information Packs

* ADHD books and publications

ADHD CAN BE YOUR SECRET TO SUCCESS

ADHD IS OFTEN PRESENTED AS SOMETHING TO DEAL WITH, BUT IT CAN OFTEN HAVE UNEXPECTED BENEFITS.  

At the last census, 6.8 per cent of Australians were diagnosed with ADHD.

Believe it or not, people with ADHD are 300% more likely to start their own business and many business leaders have ADHD. People like Richard Branson (founder Virgin Airlines) and Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish founder IKEA (who says he adapted the inner workings of his business to compensate for his ADHD and dyslexia).

Jeremiah Hartman uses his ADHD strengths

Jeremiah Hartman, 35 has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He worked in unfulfilling jobs until he was diagnosed at 27 with ADHD. It was a defining time. He identified his ADHD strengths and harnessed them into a creative tool that helped him succeed.  

The positives aspects of his ADHD (quick wit, high energy, enthusiasm and creativity) have been crucial to his business success as Sydney based professional MC (Master of Ceremonies) and runs events and charity fundraisers.

TV's most creative chef, Heston Blumenthal tells how "ADHD helps his imaginative juices flow."  

Scientists believe ADHD helped society by providing risk-takers who identify dangers and map out boundaries. 

WHAT'S YOUR PASSION?

Source: Sydney Morning Herald www.executivestyle.com.au/self-improvement www.psychologytoday.com 

HURRY - 3 WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THE ADHD HEROES

ADHD Heroes in City2Surf

For the first time in 21 years, ADDults with ADHD is entering a team called the ADHD HEROES, in the Sydney SUN HERALD CITY2SURF on Sunday, 13 August, 2017.

ADDults with ADHD sincerely thank our sponsor, neuroCare Group, who kindly supplied our excellent team t-shirts. Please visit their website.

In 2017 this is our main event to raise funds for THE ADHD CENTRE™, an initiative of ADDults with ADHD that delivers vital, free, ADHD CENTRE™ resources plus support services for adults and families living with ADHD.

Thanks to those who already donated through the ADHD HEROES website and directly to the office. Total donations are heading towards $3000.  

BUT MORE HELP IS NEEDED TO GET CLOSE TO OUR GOAL WHICH IS $10,000. BE A HERO FOR ADHD - DONATE NOW. 

You can support the ADHD HEROES team in three ways. Choose one or all of these ways, depending on your circumstances.

  1. DONATE now to the ADHD HEROES - donations $2 or more are tax deductible

  2. BECOME a fundraiser for ADHD HEROES

  3.  TAKE PART in City2Surf with the ADHD HEROES

Dr Keith Conners, founding father of ADHD diagnosis dies at 84

Dr ConnorsDr Keith Connors, whose work with hyperactive children established the first standards for diagnosing and treating what is now known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) died on July 5 in Durham, North Carolina, aged 84.

He had collaborated with others in the early 1960s, when what we now call ADHD began to take clearer shape, and probably knew more about what the disorder is, and is not, than anyone who has ever lived.

The field of child psychiatry was still young when Dr Conners joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the early 1960s as a clinical psychologist.

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DONATE NOW TO THE ADHD HEROES

In 2017 this event will be our main event to raise funds for THE ADHD CENTRE™, an initiative of ADDults with ADHD. All money that is raised will help maintain the delivery of vital, free, ADHD CENTRE™ resources plus support services for adults and families living with ADHD.

You can make a big difference to the lives of people with ADHD by donating now.

Any money that you donate, large or small, helps. It's simple and secure!

BE AN ADHD HERO. BEFORE THE FINANCIAL YEAR END MAKE YOUR SECURE, TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION HERE.

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