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Memory Walk & Jog Perth POSTPONED

Dementia Australia 2 mins read

Due the recent floodwaters in the Nullarbor preventing essential event equipment from reaching Perth, Dementia Australia has made the difficult decision to postpone Perth Memory Walk & Jog, originally scheduled for this Sunday 17 March.

 

Our goal for Memory Walk & Jog is to have a fun-filled and safe community event to support people impacted by dementia. Our number one priority is to ensure the safety of all participants, staff and volunteers. With the floodwaters making travel on the Eyre Highway unpredictable and more rain forecast, we are unable to transport the equipment needed to run a safe and successful event in Perth.

 

The decision to postpone has not been taken lightly and we are working to find a new event date that we hope to announce soon. For more information visit: www.memorywalk.com.au/event/perth

 

 

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

 

 

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