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Rugby league titan Wally Lewis AM to attend Brisbane Memory Walk & Jog

Dementia Australia 2 mins read

Australian sporting legend Wally Lewis AM will attend the Brisbane Memory Walk & Jog Sunday 26 May.


Mr Lewis recently joined as a Dementia Australia Ambassador and is living with probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Earlier this year he led a 20 strong delegation to Parliament House, Canberra to meet with MPs. Last month Mr Lewis addressed the National Press Club of Australia (NPC) to share his experience with the condition, and to call for major government investment.


“I’m thrilled to be heading along to Brisbane Memory Walk & Jog. These events are designed with the whole community in mind. So, whether you’re super-fit or a Sunday-stroller like me, come down and get active to beat dementia.” Mr Lewis said.


“There are multiple distances for all fitness types. It’s all about having fun, raising funds, and helping to create a dementia friendly world.”


“I encourage anyone who is free Sunday 26 May to come down to Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks and walk, run or jog to beat dementia.”


The much-anticipated Brisbane Memory Walk & Jog is taking place on Sunday 26 May at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks. 


Starting at 7:30am, we welcome everyone in the Brisbane community to join fellow participants as they walk, jog or run to help raise money in support of people living with dementia.  


Registrations for the Brisbane Memory Walk & Jog are still open, and we would love to see as many people as possible participate to help raise funds and awareness for such an important cause. 


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 your Memory Walk & Jog experience on your socials and Donate today to support people living with dementia across Australia.  


Can’t attend this weekend? Organise your own group or individual walk or jog, with a My Way event. Choose your own date and location and register at 


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


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