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Memory Walk & Jog is heading to Bowral for the very first time!

Dementia Australia 2 mins read

What started as one event has grown to a movement across Australia, and in six weeks Memory Walk & Jog will take place in Bowral. 

Following requests from locals, Dementia Australia’s largest annual fundraising event is heading to Bowral for our first ever visit! For the first time walkers, runners and joggers in Bowral will be invited to participate on Sunday 18 February at the Botanic Gardens. 

Last year, more than 10,000 people walked, jogged and ran in cities and towns across Australia for people impacted by dementia and this year we’re hoping to go even bigger. We want more people to sign-up to assist us in achieving our goal of raising $2 million to help fund invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia, their families and carers.  

There are more than 421,000 people of all ages living with dementia in Australia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia is expected to increase to more than 812,500 by 2054. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and the leading cause of death for women. Memory Walk & Jog plays an important role not only in funding support, but also in raising awareness of dementia.   

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

Sign-up to walk, jog or run, or join in as a volunteer, at a Memory Walk & Jog event at www.memorywalk.com.au.Share your Memory Walk & Jog experience on your socials and 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 MyWay event. Choose your own date and location and register at www.memorywalk.com.au./get-involved/mw. 

Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated more than 421,000 Australians living with dementia, and the more than 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. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking for information can also visit dementia.org.au.  

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Media contacts: Ash Blakemore, Senior Media & Communications Advisor, 0448 170 672, ash.blakemore@dementia.org.au. Andrea Hogan, Media and Communications Manager, 0406 904 118, andrea.hogan@dementia.org.au 

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

Note to Editors: We request, where possible, details for the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 appear alongside news stories about dementia, as these stories often prompt questions or concerns:  

If this story has prompted any questions or concerns, please call the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or visit dementia.org.au.  

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