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Advocates play crucial role in Memory Walk & Jog season

Wednesday, 27 March 2024Advocacy in Action
Attendees at the Memory Walk and Jog event

Dementia Australia’s annual awareness and fundraising event series Memory Walk & Jog kicked off last month with events in Mudgee and Dubbo, New South Wales.

This year there are 22 Memory Walk & Jogs at towns and cities across the country.

Dementia Australia aims to attract more than 12,000 participants to the events and raise $2 million to support Australians living with dementia.

Dementia Advocate Bruce McDermaid took part in the Dubbo event and said it was a great opportunity to raise awareness in the community.

“I want to show the many people who are living with dementia or caring for those living with dementia, that they are not alone,” Bruce said.

Memory Walk & Jog events are a great way for people impacted by dementia and their supporters to come together, walk or run, raise money and share stories.

“If you’re thinking about signing up, please do!” Bruce said.

“Come along, meet new people, have a bit of fun and you may even learn something along the way.”

There are lots of ways you can get involved:
•    Volunteer at an event. We rely on volunteer marshals, stallholders and event staff to help ensure as much of the money raised as possible goes directly towards services and support programs for people impacted by dementia. Find out more about being a volunteer here.
•    Register to participate as an individual or get your friends and family together to form a team. Visit to get started.
•    Promote your local event. If you are interested in receiving event flyers, or social media imagery, please contact the Fundraising team at or call 1300 695 695.
•    If you can’t attend an event, you can organise your own group or individual walk or jog, with a MyWay event. You can find out more about how to do that here.

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27 March 2024