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Alzeimer's Australia Memory Walk & Jog 2015

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by Sue W (subscribe)
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Walk to raise money to help thousands of Australians
It is heartbreaking that at some time in our lives, some of us will be touched in some way by a loved one or friend who has a disorder or disease with no cure.

Alzheimer's Australia estimate there is 342,800 Australians currently living with some form of dementia and it is the second leading cause of death in Australia.

Each week, there are 1,800 new cases of dementia in Australia; which is one person every six minutes.

Alzheimer's Australia is holding their annual Memory Walk & Jog around Lake Burley Griffin to raise funds for supporting people in Alzeimers, research and education.

Alzeimers Walk and Jog 2015 ACT, Canberra, ACT
Source: Event website

Here in Canberra, this will be the 2nd year of the event, with the walk or jog starting at Lennox Gardens in Yarralumla. You can register for either the 8km run (9am start), 5km walk (9:45am start) or the 1km walk (10am start). Register here. Once you have registered you can start fundraising for the event.

Also keep track of the latest news via the Alzheimer's Australia ACT Facebook page.

Alzeimers Australia Memory Walk and Jog 2015, Canberra
2014 Walk. Source: Alzeimers Australia ACT Facebook

Ita Buttrose is a National Ambassador for this event, and explains why on the Alzheimer's Australia Memory Walk & Jog website.

"My father had dementia so I am all too aware of the impact it has not only on the person with dementia, but also on those close to them," Ita said. "It is important for people to know where to go to get help. No one has to walk the journey alone."

Ita Buttrose, ACT 2015 Alzeimers Memory Walk and Jog, Canberra, Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla
Source: Event website

With the weather warming up, it will be a beautiful day to walk along Lake Burley Griffin whilst supporting a great cause with hundreds of other people in the community.

Whilst you are out for your walk or jog, keep an eye our for their mascot Al, who is sure to make you smile!

Alzeimers Australia Memory Walk or Jog ACT 2015, Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla
Source: Alzeimers Australia Memory Walk & Jog Facebook

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Why? Support a great cause with the local community.
When: 20th September. 8km run (9am), 5km walk (9:45am), 1km walk (10am).
Phone: 02 6255 0722
Where: Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla, ACT
Cost: Under 5's = free, Adult = $20, 2 adults and up to 4 children = $45, Fundraising Team = $50
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