Early bird tickets are now on sale for the Melbourne Memory Walk & Jog. Organisers are encouraging participants to register before Monday 25 February to save up to 40 per cent per ticket.
The event will take place on Sunday 5 May at Westerfolds Park, Fitzsimons Lane, Templestowe.
Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds 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.
Last year more than 1,700 people took part from across Melbourne. This year, participants can choose to take part in a 5km or 10km walk, jog or run and are invited to help us reach the $170,000 fundraising target. All funds raised will benefit Dementia Australia services in Melbourne.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said the course is family-friendly, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
“We’re excited to be returning to Melbourne in 2019 and to be working with Australians to get active and beat dementia, whilst raising much-needed funds and awareness,” Ms McCabe said.
“We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family at our Melbourne Memory Walk & Jog event.”
There will be prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as raffles, plenty of entertainment for the whole family, food stalls, and a special guest appearance from Memory Walk & Jog mascot, Al the Elephant.
Registrations are now open for all Memory Walk & Jog events across Australia. Register today for Dementia Australia’s biggest fundraiser of the year at www.memorywalk.com.au. The first 500 people to register for the Melbourne event will receive a free t-shirt.
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
An interpreter service is available
(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)
Dementia is a National Health Priority Area