2012 Inaugural Hunter Memory Walk and Jog
In our region there are an estimated 8,000 people living with dementia which is expected to increase to almost 30,000 by 2050. As a community this is an issue which impacts on many of us - either now, or in the future.
Alzheimer’s Australia supports its community awareness activities with The Memory Vans - a mobile service that allows NSW to reach out to the public and provide important information about brain health and how people might be able to reduce their risk of developing dementia. They also provide information to help educate and assist people living with dementia, their carers and health professionals. This is an especially important resource in regions where services are scarce.
On Sunday September 9 the inaugural Hunter 2012 Memory Walk and Jog will be held at Speers Point Park in Lake Macquarie.
Funds raised will help to keep the Hunter’s Memory Van, based at the Hunter Dementia & Memory Resource Centre in Hamilton, on the road and help to get information out to a wider range of areas across the region, including the Upper and Lower Hunter.
This is a great opportunity to connect with our community to support a vital resource. Entrants in the Walk can take part in the 2 km Family Fun Walk, the 7.5 km Memory Walk or the 7.5 km Memory Jog. There are many prizes for individuals and teams as well as a variety of entertainment and stalls for the whole family.
For more information phone 4962 7000 or to register or sponsor a participant, go to www.memorywalk.com.au.