Dementia Australia Brings Memory Walk & Jog to Rocks Riverside Park for 2022

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.  

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“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.

Photo Credit: Memory Walk & Jog/Facebook
Photo Credit: Memory Walk & Jog/Facebook

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

It’s Brisbane’s Turn to Hold a Memory Walk & Jog at Seventeen Mile Rocks

Brisbane, get ready for the return of Memory Walk & Jog, the annual health and fitness activity mounted by Dementia Australia! In 2021, 17 events will take place across the country with Brisbane’s walk and jog taking place at Seventeen Mile Rocks.

Happening on Sunday, 20 May 2021, the Memory Walk & Jog will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks. So far, 53 teams have signed up for the event, with an impressive 778 fundraisers. 

This year’s goal for Brisbane participants is to raise $183,000 that will help fund studies on managing or potentially curing the disease. The funds collected will also provide for the resources needed by Australians living with dementia, their families, and their careers. 

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At least 90,000 people in Queensland have been diagnosed with dementia and experts said that this number will rise to 207,000 in 2058. Thus, this annual walk and jog will also help raise awareness on the risks, social stigma ad other challenges faced by patients and the people around them.

Since February 2021, Memory Walk & Jog have taken place at various locations, such as Sydney, Western Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra and Adelaide. 

There will be three categories for the Memory Walk & Jog at the Rocks Riverside Park and the event is open for all ages and all fitness levels, including family pets! The organisers have established a COVID-safe plan so participants, volunteers and staff could enjoy the run as safely as possible. 

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To learn more about the event, visit the official site: For dementia support, phone the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 or visit Dementia Australia online.