Bikers Ride Raises $10K for Dementia Australia Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale by News Of The Area - Modern Media - April 30, 2019 Bikes led by AMC Coalfields Chapter President Andrew Redgrove. MEDOWIE heard the roar before they saw the crew from the 4th Annual Dementia Run held by the American Motorcycle Club’s (AMC) Coalfields Chapter. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Peter Hall who hosted the Medowie end party for the run told News Of The Area, “We raised over $10,000 through the run which was held on 27 April. “The funds will go to Dementia Australia.” The bike run started at Rathmines and went to the Railway Hotel at Cessnock, which also supported the event back at Medowie for an after-party,” he said. One hundred and fifty bikes, including members from the Club and members of the Public participated seeing Harleys, trikes and even European made bikes participate in the fundraiser. The AMC is a social not for profit bikers club and members of the Coalfields Chapter all have Harley Davidsons. “Riders came from as far-afield as Brisbane and Adelaide to take part in the Dementia Run this year,” Mr Hall told News Of The Area. “This was the 4th Annual Dementia Run held by the Club, which started after a past president’s mother battled dementia and saw the groups event support Dementia Australia,” he said. In Australia there are more than 400,000 people with dementia. Close to 1 in 10 people over 65 have dementia. For those aged over 65 years, the single greatest cause of disability in Australia is Dementia and the second leading cause of death and the leading cause of death among Australian females. The Dementia Run will be back next year with throbbing motors and good hearts these bikers will continue to assist to raise money for those living with dementia in our community. By Marian SAMPSON Just some of the bikes from the run.