Pictured: Libby Day upon her arrival in Canberra
After over seven years of raising funds for the Dementia Australia Research Foundation (AADRF) under the banner of Molly's Song, Libby Day is taking a much needed “fundraising sabbatical” and is making the move from the Sunshine Coast to Victoria to be closer to family.
Libby founded Molly’s Song in honour of her mother, Molly, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in 2014. A number of fundraising events were hosted in Libby’s home-town of Noosa, bringing people together to enjoy performances and fine food. Molly loved music and Libby has seen first-hand the wonderful impact that music has on people with dementia. Consequently, music and song have been a focal point of Libby’s fundraising events. But in September 2014, Libby took her fundraising efforts to a new level by completing an eight day, 859km cycle “Ride to Remember” from Melbourne to Canberra.
Libby has worked tirelessly with a dedicated group of volunteers to raise awareness and over $40,000 in funds for dementia research. Libby thanked her family, friends and the local Noosa community for their generous support and joining forces to host such wonderful occasions. Libby said:
“I am writing to you to say a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you so much for all your support over the years.”
In thanking her supporters, Libby acknowledged her mother, Molly:
“My beautiful Mum Molly who I think of everyday with a full heart and such fondness and gratitude would have been very proud of you all.
Let's hope there will soon come a time when all the much loved Mums and Dads can continue to sing, dance and laugh to their hearts content.”
As a valued supporter of the AADRF, we would like to thank Libby for the enormous contribution she has made to the Foundation in supporting research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of dementia. We wish Libby all the very best.