Every year for my birthday I raise money for a cause I believe in. This year, I've been touched by the sudden and preventable loss of a friend. He was someone special - smart, courageous, talented and caring. He stood up for himself and what he believed in. He showed me great support during my own battles. Sadly, he left this world behind. I wish things could have worked out differently. Beyondblue has helped me get through things I didn't feel I could face alone, and in honour of my friend, I'd like to raise money toward their work this year for my birthday. If you can spare anything, no matter how big or small, it will go a long way in making a difference for others struggling with their daily battles and in educating others on how to better treat each other and support friends in need.