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Raise funds for Dementia whilst enjoying a walk or jog
All over Australia people will be taking part in the "2016 Memory Walk and Jog" for Alzheimer Australia to help raise funds and awareness about Dementia. Sadly, there is estimated to be more than 342,000 Australians living with Dementia and with no cure yet found. The disease is the second leading cause of death in Australia with a statement that one person every six minutes is diagnosed.
Much needed funds are required for research, support services and education and you can help by taking part in the Memory Walk & Jog or giving a donation through their website.
Join in the fun in one of the two events in SE Queensland's 2016 Memory Walk & Job (Photo courtesy of 2016 Memory Walk & Jog Website)
There are two events happening in South East Queensland over the coming weeks.
Sunday 17th April the 2016 Memory Walk and Jog is being held at the University of Queensland and you can register for either a 2.5km or 5km course. The official opening for the race commences at 8.45am with a Zumba warmup and concludes at 11.30 followed by prizes and presentations. Competitors are to arrive at the university by 8.10am on the day.
Prices for the event are as follows. Adults $30, Senior and Children 5 – 18 years $15 and Children under 5 years are free. Other options are families of two adults and up to four children is a cost of $65 or a team of five people $100.
Photo Courtesy of Alzheimers Australia Facebook Page
Online registrations close at midnight on Friday 15th April, however you can still register on the Sunday at the university.
The course starts at the Athletics Centre (Oval 5), University of Queensland. There is free parking either around the area on the street or in the car parks. Water and toilets are available along the course.
This is a first for the Gold Coast and while enjoying your walk or jog, you will also enjoy the stunning view of the ocean. Food and entertainment will also be provided on the day. The date for the Gold Coast event is Sunday 19th June at Broadwater Parklands, Marine Park Southport.
Photo courtesy of 2016 Memory Walk & Jog Website
Prices for the event are the same as for the Brisbane event. Adults $30, Senior and Children 5 – 18 years $15 and Children under 5 years are free. Other options are families of two adults and up to four children is a cost of $65 or a team of five people $100.
Information for both events can be found on their website or Facebook Page.
Not only will you be helping a much needed cause, you will also be doing yourself a favour in getting active and out in the fresh air with a jovial crowd. If you cannot walk or jog, you may like to volunteer your time on the day.