Join the Race Against Dementia!

Join the Race Against Dementia!

Get involved, get fundraising and help those affected by dementia in your community!

Alzheimer’s Australia SA (AASA) is excited to announce registrations for the 2017 Memory Walk & Jog are now open!

 

This flagship event provides an ideal opportunity to raise funds for a worthwhile cause while building awareness and strengthening the dementia-friendly culture AASA endorses. The Memory Walk & Jog is Alzheimer’s Australia SA’s largest and only major fundraising event which will be held Sunday, 26 March 2017 at Colley Reserve in Glenelg.

 

“All funds raised will go towards the implementation of practical support and education programs for people with dementia, their family and carers.” Rajiv Chand, Acting Chief Executive Officer of AASA, said.

 

Those interested in joining the race against dementia have the option to participate in a 3km walk for fun, a 6km walk for fitness or a 10km run for competition!

 

“We know that regular physical activity is associated with better brain function and a reduced risk of cognitive decline, which is another reason we are excited to bring the Memory Walk & Jog back to Glenelg in 2017[1]” Said Mr Chand.

 

Currently dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and there is no cure. By the year 2050, dementia is set to affect more than 80,000 people living in South Australia.

AASA is encouraging individuals, groups and organisations to join us in supporting those living with dementia by registering for the event.

 

Registering for the Memory Walk & Jog is easy and takes only a few minutes online. To register, please visit – www.memorywalk.com.au  

 

In addition to early bird registration discount before 29 January, the first 100 people to register will receive a free Memory Walk & Jog T-shirt!

 

Once you have registered for the event, an online fundraising page will be automatically be created. Include friends and family, and start to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Australia SA so we can continue to care for those affected by dementia

 

For more information regarding this event please contact Alzheimer’s Australia SA on (08) 8272 2100 or email – sa.marketing@dementia.org.au.

 

Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body representing people with dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. More than 353,800 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than half a million by 2030.

National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500
An interpreter service is available
(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)
Dementia is a National Health Priority Area

Media resources and additional information:

Media Enquiries: Claire Morris | (08) 8372 2152 | Claire.Morris@dementia.org.au

 

[1] Your Brain Matters (2015), Step 2: Do Some Kind of Physical Activity, http://www.yourbrainmatters.org.au/5-simple-steps/step-2-do-some-kind-of-physical-activity