Memory Walk & Jog to hold biggest season
Memory Walk & Jog will have its biggest season in 2024, and Dementia Australia patron Ita Buttrose encourages all Australians to show their support by taking part.
Ms Buttrose said she was excited to see Dementia Australia’s largest fundraising initiative set to return next year, with events to be held in Geelong and Lorne.
“Memory Walk & Jog started as one single event but has now grown to many staged across Australia.
“Each Memory Walk & Jog is powerful and inspirational, offering a wonderful opportunity for people to gather in shared experience and to come away knowing we are in this together.
“I have loved attending many Memory Walk & Jogs over the years. It is always one of my favourite events of the year that I support in my role as a Dementia Australia Patron.
“I appreciate everyone who registers and participates to raise vital funds to support people living with dementia, their families and carers.”
Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds to support the work of Dementia Australia in providing invaluable services, education, resources and more to Australians impacted by dementia.
In 2024 Dementia Australia will host Memory Walk & Jog events in five new locations – Dubbo, Bowral, Lorne, Forster and Redcliffe – bringing the total number of events in the series to 22.
Dementia Australia chief executive Maree McCabe said through the 2024 Memory Walk & Jog series, the organisation aims to raise more than $2 million and to attract more than 12,000 participants from across the country.
“Each event is designed for people of all ages and abilities to walk, jog or run and to select from a variety of distances.
“Currently there are more than 400,000 people of all ages living with dementia in Australia.
“Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia is expected to increase to more than 800,000 by 2058. Events like Memory Walk & Jog play an important role in funding much-needed support for Australians impacted by dementia.
“There really is something for everyone at Memory Walk & Jog, and I invite you to come along, have fun and help us fulfill our vision of an inclusive future where all people impacted by dementia receive the care and support they choose.”
Registrations are open now for 2024 Memory Walk & Jog events across Australia.
The Lorne event will be held at the Point Grey picnic area on April 27, while the Geelong event will be held on April 28.
For more information, head to memorywalk.com.au
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International and national competitors have descended on Rippleside Park for Geelong Beach Volleyfest, which began on November 17 and runs until November 26. The event includes competition in the Volleyball World Pro Beach Tour and the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour. Head to beachvolleyfest.com.au
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25
The City of Greater Geelong is hosting sessions to decorate a craft gingerbread person suitable for children aged 3-7; and to decorate a craft gingerbread house suitable for children aged 8-16. Participants can make two of each item – one to take home and one for the Christmas window trail. Bookings required, a small cost applies. Head to geelongcity.vic.gov.au
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Goodness oozes from every corner of the Aireys Inlet Community Market, where local producers, artists and creators showcase their products and produce. It will be held at Aireys Inlet Community Hall from 9am-1pm. Head to aireysinletmarket.com.au