Cycling enthusiasts Nick Young and Pierre Sullivan, together with 80 cyclists, successfully embarked on Dementia Australia’s biggest national community fundraising event – the Bondi2Berry Ride to Remember on Saturday 8 September 2018, and raised more than $126,500 to support Dementia Australia.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree MaCabe said that it was truly inspiring to see Nick, Pierre and their team participate and the overwhelming community support that was generated by this event.
“On behalf of the more than 425,000 Australians living with dementia – more than 140, 000 of which are estimated to be living in New South Wales – I would like to say thank you to event organisers Nick and Pierre, for their dedication and work in ensuring this event continues to be a success in raising awareness about dementia and funds for programs and services,” Ms MaCabe said.
“Thank you to all the riders, volunteers, support teams and people who donated so generously to make Bondi2Berry Ride to Remember 2018 a great success.
“Bondi2Berry is now a major fixture in Dementia Australia’s calendar, raising vital funds, and continues to provide opportunities to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma and social isolation that can be experienced by people living with dementia, their families and carers.”
Event organiser Nick Young thanked event partners, riders, volunteers and supporters for helping making the event a great success.
“It was an amazing day for the 2018 Bondi2Berry,” Mr Young said.
“Wind, rain and a little sunshine made for a difficult 155km to Berry, however the 80 riders overcame the challenges, thinking of their loved ones, and friends impacted by dementia.
“Special mention to our supporters in Kiama and in Berry for keeping us energised at the drink stations and welcoming us at the finish line. Thank you to our event partners, riders, our awesome volunteers and supporters for contributing to our fundraising and making the Ride to Remember such a success.”
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 425,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than 1.1 million by 2056. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.