Joe Williams - MC The Long Walk 2017

Joe Williams - MC The Long Walk 2017

The Long Walk is pleased to announce that Joe Williams will be our MC for our 2017 event at Federation Square on the 27th of May.

Joe is a Wiradjuri, First Nations Aboriginal man born in Cowra and raised in Wagga NSW. Joe played in the National Rugby League for South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs before switching to professional Boxing in 2009. As a boxer Joe was a 2x WBF World Jnr Welterweight champion and also won the WBC Asia Continental Title.

Although forging a successful professional sporting career, Joe battled the majority of his life with suicidal ideation and Bi Polar Disorder. After a suicide attempt in 2012, Joe felt his purpose was to help others who struggle with mental illness. Joe is also an author having contributed to the book Transformation; Turning Tragedy Into Triumph & his very own autobiography titled Defying The Enemy Within - which will be out early 2018

You can learn more about Joe on his website or follow him on twitter.
twitter: @joewilliams_tew

If you would like to help Joe educate others on Suicide prevention then you can make a donation here:
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