Stand Tall is presently working on the marketing, advertising and PR for a fund raiser called 42.2 at 42.2. On January 7, 2024, Shorty Campbell will run in the 42.2 kilometre Hobart Marathon at the age of 42.2 years. This will be her first ever marathon and by January 7 Shorty will have been training for it for over a year with professional assistance. Shorty will be running to commemorate the memory of her best Army buddy, Heather Anderson who took her own life in late 2022.
Heather was an accomplished sports person in her own right and was a member of the Adelaide Crows premiership team in their first season in the AFLW competition. It has recently emerged that Heather is the first female professional athlete in the world to have contracted CTE as a result of concussions. Shorty contacted Tony Dell and she wants to use the run to raise funds to help other ADF personnel and Veterans who may be at risk as a result of their service.
Stand Tall sees this as a massive opportunity to raise significant funds to be redirected to various Ex Service Organisations who are not getting government funding. We already have commitments for funding from Defence Cricket and RSL National and we have approached major sporting bodies, appropriate organisations and media.
Details of potential funding recipients can be seen on the donation page.
Watch this space!