Locals are getting ready for the Illawarra Memory Walk & Jog 2021, which will be held on Sunday 21 February at Stuart Park, North Wollongong.
Currently there are an estimated 153,000 living with dementia in New South Wales. With that figure projected to increase to around 345,000 by 2058, events like Memory Walk & Jog play an important role not only in funding support, but also in raising awareness of dementia.
Funds raised through the Memory Walk & Jog series help provide invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends.
There are 17 Memory Walk & Jog events planned across Australia in 2021, with each event offering fun for people of all ages and abilities.
The course is family-friendly, suitable for all levels of fitness, and there will be prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as raffles, plenty of entertainment, food stalls and special guest appearances from Memory Walk & Jog mascot Al the Elephant.
You can choose to take part as an individual or get a team together, as well as selecting whether you walk, jog or run our 2km, 6.5km or 7.5km course.
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 individual event and will be adapted as needed closer to the date of the event.
Register for the Illawarra Memory Walk & Jog event now, or find out about the other events planned across Australia 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.
For support, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is available and the Helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking