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Come walk or jog with us in Melbourne. We are in this together!

Dementia Australia 2 mins read

The 2024 Melbourne Memory Walk & Jog is nearly here with the event taking place Sunday 5 May at Princes Park, Carlton.

 

Dementia Australia’s largest fundraising event hopes to attract thousands of people across Australia to help raise more than $2 million in support of people living with dementia. Funds raised at our upcoming event in Melbourne will help advance the work of Dementia Australia which delivers invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

 

Memory Walk & Jog is about being part of the community and feeling supported. We are in this together, which is why participants can walk, jog or run and select from a 2.5km walk, a 6.5km walk or jog, or our 10km timed run.

 

Registrations for the Melbourne Memory Walk & Jog are still open and we’d love to see as many people as possible walking, jogging, or running at Princes Park. It’s a great day out, raising money and awareness for such an important cause.

 

Dementia Australia spokespeople and Memory Walk & Jog participants are available for media stories. Please contact Ash Blakemore, Senior Media & Communications Advisor, 0448 170 672, ash.blakemore@dementia.org.au

 

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:

Photos and video of previous Memory Walk & Jog events are available for publication. 

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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