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Community Fundraiser Brodie Gron undertook one of his biggest challenges to date on Sunday 18 October, by running 70km as part of the Dementia Australia Marathon to Remember fundraising initiative.
Brodie ran for his dad, who was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease last year at the age of 54.
“While he’s fortunate to have my amazing mum, great family, and great friends around him, dementia still has a life-altering impact on him and those around him every day,” said Brodie.
“Sadly, many aren’t as fortunate as my dad. I can’t imagine how difficult battling this illness would be in many circumstances.”
Brodie completed hundreds of hours in training to prepare for the big day, which saw him complete the distance in an impressive six hours, 34 minutes and 55 seconds.
In doing so, Brodie raised an incredible $11,000 for Dementia Australia. The money will be used to fund research, and support the vital services, support groups and education programs that Dementia Australia provides to people living with dementia, their families and carers.
The Marathon to Remember initiative offers a fun way to fundraise, while also staying active and meeting your fitness goals. Participants are encouraged to select their challenge – either a half, full or ultra-marathon – before completing their chosen course on a date that suits them.
If a Marathon To Remember sounds like something you would be keen to get involved with, you can find more information at https://fundraising.dementia.org.au/.../marathon-to-remember