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ONE WEEK TO GO until Melbourne Memory Walk & Jog!

Dementia Australia 2 mins read

Have you signed up for the Melbourne Memory Walk & Jog? We are in this together, so if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time to register.

Sign up online at memorywalk.com.au or at the event on the day.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM is encouraging as many local Melbourne residents as possible to support the event, which will take place on Sunday 28 May at Princes Park, Carlton North.

“As we prepare to host the Memory Walk & Jog to Melbourne for another successful year, we hope everyone will consider joining us,” Ms McCabe said.

The Melbourne event is one of 20 scheduled at various locations around the country in 2023. Participants can register as an individual or an entire team, to remember a loved one with dementia, or in support of a loved one who is currently living with the condition. Each event offers a wonderful opportunity for people impacted by dementia and their supporters to come together, walk or run, at any fitness level, and raise money and share stories.   

Why walk for dementia?

 

There are more than 400,000 people of all ages living with some form of dementia in Australia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia is expected to almost double in 30 years. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and the leading cause of death for women.  

 

Walk or jog with us. We are in this together.

 

  • Sign-up to join in or volunteer at a Memory Walk & Jog event at www.memorywalk.com.au  
  • Decide to walk, jog or run and select from a variety of distances.    
  • Share your Memory Walk & Jog experience on your socials.   
  • Donate today to support people living with dementia across Australia. 

 

If you can’t attend an event, why not organise your own group or individual walk or jog, with a My Way event. Choose your own date and location and register at www.memorywalk.com.au 

 

Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for more than 400,000 people of all ages, living with dementia, and the almost 1.5 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. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking for information can also visit dementia.org.au

 

This is the new, rescheduled date for the Melbourne Memory Walk & Jog, after significant rain caused site safety concerns on the first planned date earlier in May.

 

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Note to Editors

Video and images of Memory Walk & Jog 2023 events are available here.

Media contacts: Peta Leveritt-Baker, 0474 137 295, peta.leveritt-baker@dementia.org.au | Megan Jones, 0411 461 678, megan.jones@dementia.org.au

When talking or writing about dementia please refer to Dementia-Friendly Language Guidelines.

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