Five weeks to go … Memory Walk & Jog returning to Canberra in 2022

Dementia Australia

Locals are getting ready for the Canberra Memory Walk & Jog, returning in 2022, which will be held on Sunday 27 February at the iconic location of Barrine Drive, Lake Burley Griffin.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said Dementia Australia was excited to see the Memory Walk & Jog event return to Canberra in 2022.

“The Memory Walk & Jog series is Dementia Australia’s biggest fundraising initiative, and helps us provide invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends,” Ms McCabe said.

“It has been my pleasure to take part in many Memory Walk & Jog events across Australia over the years, and I attest to how enjoyable and rewarding they are. They really do offer fun for all the family!

“These events are so important, not just from a fundraising perspective, but also because they are opportunities for people impacted by dementia to gather, to get active and to share stories with people in similar circumstances.

“Together, we can make the world look brighter for people with dementia. Let’s show them they are not alone!”

Currently there are an estimated 6,360 people living with dementia in the Australian Capital Territory. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia is expected to increase to an estimated 18,900 people by 2058. Events like Memory Walk & Jog play an important role not only in funding support, but also in raising awareness of dementia.

There are 19 Memory Walk & Jog events planned across Australia in 2022, which represents the series’ largest event program to date.

Each event offers fun for people of all ages and abilities. The course is family-friendly, and suitable for all levels of fitness. Each event is designed for people of all ages and abilities to select whether they take part in a walk, jog or run of 2km, 5km or 10km. Participate as an individual, get a team together, or even come in fancy dress.

The safety and wellbeing of Memory Walk & Jog participants, volunteers and staff is Dementia Australia’s top priority at these events. The team is constantly monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19, and remains in communication with the relevant federal, state and local authorities.

A robust COVID-safe plan has been tailored for each event and will be adapted as needed.

Register for the Canberra Memory Walk & Jog event now, or find out about the other events planned across Australia at www.memorywalk.com.au

If you can’t attend one of the planned events in the series, why not consider organising your own group or individual walk or jog, with a My Way or Walk & Jog Impossible Challenge? More details can be found at www.memorywalk.com.au

Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.

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