DEMENTIA is a cruel disease that changes loved ones and steals their memories.
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There are people from all walks of life suffering the effects of this insidious disease.
There are some 436.366 Australians currently diagnosed with dementia and there is no cure.
It is the second leading cause of death for Australians.
The Myall Park Tennis Club in conjunction with Dementia Australia is organising a Memory Walk and Jog fundraiser for Sunday 25 August.
The Club is undertaking the event to raise money for Dementia Australia.
Club President Chris Armour told News Of The Area, “At this stage we are looking for sponsors and donations and volunteers for the day of the event.”
Dementia Australia conducts Memory Walks around the nation and Chris is hopeful that the Myall Park Tennis Club’s Do It Yourself event will become a successful flagship event for the organisation.
Some believe that Dementia is the disease that will have the greatest social and economic impact of our time.
Participants at the event can undertake a range of distances with the longest being 6km.
“Walkers can really turn around at any stage and head back to the tennis club for the sausage sizzle at the finish line,” she said.
MidCoast Council have already granted approval for the event to proceed, and Chris is keen to see sponsors come on board to help raise funds for this cause.
You can find out more about the event by contacting Chris Armour at the Myall Coast Tennis Club or you can register and donate at Dementia Australia’s Memory Walk website by visiting https://www.memorywalk.com.au/events/104/myall-park-tennis-club-memory-walk
All funds raised help Dementia Australia to provide vital support services, such as counselling, support groups, education to help family carers and professional training across NSW.
These services reduce feelings of isolation and empower people living with dementia and those caring for them.
Event details are being updated regularly.
By: Marian SAMPSON