Crowds gather to take part in 2019 Hunter Memory Walk & Jog
A massive 800 people turned out today for the annual Hunter Memory Walk & Jog event at Speers Point Park.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said it was a wonderful event and extended her thanks to everyone who participated, raised funds or donated.
“We are thrilled with the fantastic turn out and enormous levels of support and community spirit demonstrated at today’s Memory Walk & Jog event,” Ms McCabe said.
“It was inspiring to see more than 800 people out walking and running in support of people with dementia.”
Ms McCabe also acknowledged everyone who volunteered at the event.
“I would like to thank our MC Jessica Redmayne for generously giving up their time to host the event, along with the local Hunter community and our many volunteers for ensuring the event ran safely and smoothly,” Ms McCabe said.
“It simply would not have been possible to host this Memory Walk & Jog event without their support.
“I would also like to thank those who raised funds and those who donated to such a great cause. It is wonderful to see so many people support us in this way and we are very grateful for their generosity.”
The event saw attendees take part in either a 2km or 7.5km walk, jog or run, raising more than $50,000 to support the work of Dementia Australia, which provides invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends.
For those who missed out, there is still time to show your support by making a donation at www.memorywalk.com.au
Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 436,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach almost 1.1 million by 2058. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.
National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500