It’s almost time to put on your runners, with only one week to go until the Brisbane Memory Walk & Jog. And the great news is there is still time to register!
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe is encouraging the local community to get active and beat dementia. You can help reach the fundraising target of $1.5 million by registering online or on the day, 26 May 2019 at South Bank Cultural Forecourt, South Brisbane.
“We’re expecting record numbers of Australians to take part in the Memory Walk & Jog, and so have set ourselves an ambitious fundraising target, which I am sure we can achieve with the generous support of the Brisbane community,” Ms McCabe said.
“You can walk to remember a loved one, or in support of a friend or neighbour, and you can participate either as part of a group or individually. The course is family-friendly, and, no matter your age or level of fitness, we encourage you to participate and join in the fun. Everyone is welcome! You can even register a place for your dog, who will receive a free Memory Walk & Jog bandana.
“There are still spots available for the 2.5km or 5km walk and 10km jog or run, so join us by registering online at www.memorywalk.com.au, or come along and register on the day itself. And if you can’t take part, you can still show your support by making a donation on the website.”
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.
There will be prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as raffles, entertainment for the whole family, food stalls, and a special guest appearance from Memory Walk & Jog mascot, Al the Elephant.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to register for Dementia Australia’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Online registrations at www.memorywalk.com.au close at midnight on Thursday 23 May with on the day registrations opening at 7:00am on-site at South Bank Cultural Forecourt, South Brisbane.
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 447,000 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