Neighbours actor Takaya Honda to MC Memory Walk & Jog in Hobart tomorrow
Locals are getting ready for the Hobart Memory Walk & Jog 2021, which will be held this Saturday 13 March 2021 at the Regatta Grounds.
The event will be MC’d by Neighbours actor Takaya Honda, whose mother was diagnosed with younger onset dementia in her 50s.
The course is family-friendly, suitable for all levels of fitness. You can choose to take part as an individual or get a team together, and select whether you take part in a 2km or 6km walk, or 8km run.
Currently there are an estimated 11,500 people living with dementia in Tasmania. With that figure projected to increase to about 16,700 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 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 Hobart 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.