Did you know that Queensland has more than 87,700 people with dementia? With the fundraising efforts of the Memory Walk & Jog at the Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks, dementia patients and their families or carers will have invaluable resources for their needs.
The Memory Walk & Jog at the Rocks Riverside Park will take place Sunday, 29th of May, at 8:00 a.m. This is an important initiative to support the patients, as well as raise awareness for the degenerative condition.
This year’s goal in Brisbane is to raise $130,000 and so far, over 55 teams with 874 participants have signed up and pledged more than $88,000 to the cause.
“These events are so important, not just from a fundraising perspective, but also because they are opportunities for people impacted by dementia to gather, to get active and to share stories with people in similar circumstances,” Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said.
“Together, we can make the world look brighter for people with dementia. Let’s show them they are not alone!”
For the rest of the year, various Memory Walk & Jog events will also take place across the country for all ages and abilities.
However, those who can’t attend one of the planned events in the series may still organise their own group or individual walk or jog and contribute via the My Way or Walk & Jog Impossible Challenge.