Memory Walk & Jog is coming to the Gold Coast!
Dementia Australia’s largest fundraising event will be held in the Gold Coast on Sunday 4 June at Pratten Park, Broadbeach. We are excited to bring this event to the Gold Coast and we hope to see as many people there as possible. Last year, across Australia more than 10,000 people walked, jogged and ran for people impacted by dementia. This year we want more people to sign up and help us raise $1.7 million across our 20 events in Australia.
Why walk for dementia?
There are more than 400,000 people of all ages living with some form of dementia in Australia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia is expected to almost double in 30 years. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and the leading cause of death for women. Sarah and Carl will be walking to support their dad Garry, who lives with dementia. They had a great time at their first Memory Walk & Jog last year with their team, Dad’s Army.
Sarah said “It’s amazing to find common ground and feel part of a community.”
Carl said “Dementia can be an incredibly overwhelming journey for the person who has been diagnosed and for everyone involved. When my sister found Memory Walk & Jog, she jumped at the chance to sign up and join a community going through a similar experience.”
Walk or jog with us. We are in this together.
Sign-up to join in or volunteer at a Memory Walk & Jog event at www.memorywalk.com.au
Decide to walk, jog or run and select from a variety of distances.
Share your Memory Walk & Jog experience on your socials.
Donate today to support people living with dementia across Australia.
If you can’t attend an event, why not organise your own group or individual walk or jog, with a My Way event. Choose your own date and location and register at www.memorywalk.com.au.
There are 20 Memory Walk & Jog events happening throughout Australia in 2023. Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds to support the work of Dementia Australia, which provides invaluable research, support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends.
Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for more than 400,000 people of all ages, living with dementia, and the almost 1.5 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia we are here for you. For support, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is available. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. For more information visit dementia.org.au.