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Intouch : In Touch Issue 78
10 In touch Spring 2011 www.alzheimers.org.au MEMORY WALK Arecord number of walkers and fun runners took part in the Sydney Memory Walk and Memory Jog at the Bay Run in Lilyfield on Sunday 15 May. Alzheimer's Australia NSW Ambassador PJ Lane, who was the MC for the event, said 967 people registered to take part in the walk and fun run. "It was fantastic to see so many people out on such a beautiful day in support of people with dementia," PJ said. The hundreds of runners and walkers have also helped raise $110,494 -- a record amount for the Memory Walk and Memory Jog. The CEO of Alzheimer's Australia NSW, The Hon. John Watkins, said it was a wonderful event that helped raise much-needed funds for people in need across NSW. "Our wonderful supporters have raised a record amount that will provide much-needed support and education to people living with dementia, their families and carers," John said. "Thank you to everyone who took part and helped make this our most successful Memory Walk and Memory Jog yet. "And a very special thank you to our top five teams and top five individual fundraisers for their fantastic effort." This year's Memory Walk and the new Memory Jog attracted record numbers, raising over $110,000 for AlzNSW. TOP TEAMS 1 Team Baliva $20,170 2 Dutiful Daughters $4655 3 Team Scotty $3561 4 Kay Snow White $3560 5 Anson Family $3329 TOP INDIVIDUALS 1 Alessia Bevilacqua $3861 2 Simona Bevilacqua $3851 3 Carla Baliva $3770 4 Scott Smyth $2250 5 Dajana Acevska $2085 REGIONAL DAW WALKS Broken Hill: 11 September Illawarra: 17 September Port Macquarie: 18 September Albury: 24 September Tweed: 25 September Hunter Community Walk with Amanda Percival: 17 September GET SET FOR 2012 The date has already been set for next year's Sydney Memory Walk and Memory Jog. Where: Leichhardt Oval 3, Bay Run on Maliyawul Street, Lilyfield When: Sunday 6 May 2012 Visit the Memory Walk website for more information on any walks. W: www.memorywalk.com.au. Record-breaker
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