Susan Berg faces her fear in Pier to Pub swim

Author Susan Berg was 15 years of age when a boating accident claimed the lives of her mother, father, and brother, Bill. In the years that followed, Susan, the sole survivor of the accident, faced significant further challenges and hardship, including domestic violence. Her book, The Girl Who Lived, is an autobiographical account of her life since the tragic loss of her family in the accident.

She has fiercely avoided the open water since the accident thirty years ago. But as part of her ongoing journey of self-healing, and to encourage other women to confront and overcome their own fears, Susan will swim the world’s largest open water event – the Lorne Pier to Pub - in January 2017. It will take time for her to prepare both mentally and physically, but training has already commenced and is progressing well.

By participating in this event Susan aims to raise $25,000 for McAuley Community Services for Women, which provides Victoria's only accessible 24/7 safe house and refuge service. In the past year our service kept 496 women and children safe.

Susan has been a keen supporter of McAuley Community Services for Women for some time, speaking at the 24/7 Cocktail Party in 2015.

"I would like to sincerely thank all those who support me while I complete this challenge. Those close to me know that my greatest fears in life are water, sharks and public speaking. Hopefully this challenge will help me to overcome them all," Susan said.

"All donations will be gratefully accepted - however big or small!"

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