Dementia Australia’s popular Memory Walk & Jog event is returning to Canberra on Sunday 24 February 2019, with a starting line on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, Barrine Drive.
Our Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds to support the work of Dementia Australia, which provides invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends.
The Canberra event will kick-start the 2019 Memory Walk & Jog season, returning to the ACT for the first time since 2017. This year, participants can choose to take part in a 2km, 5km or 10km walk, jog or run, and are invited to help us reach the $140,000 fundraising target. All funds raised will benefit Dementia Australia services in the ACT.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said the course is family friendly, and no matter your age or level of fitness, we encourage you to participate and join in the fun.
“We’re excited to be returning to the ACT in 2019 and working with Australians to be active and raise much-needed funds and awareness of dementia,” Ms McCabe said.
“We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family at our Canberra Memory Walk & Jog event early next year.”
There will be prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as raffles, plenty of entertainment, food stalls, jumping castle and a special guest appearance from Memory Walk & Jog mascot, Al the Elephant.
In 2018, there is an estimated 5,500 people living with dementia in the ACT. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia is expected to increase to an estimated 18,500 people by 2058.
Registrations are now open for all Memory Walk & Jog events across Australia. Register today for our biggest fundraiser of the year at www.memorywalk.com.au. The first 500 people to register for the Canberra event will receive a free t-shirt, and the first 1,000 people to register across all events will get a free pedometer.