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Intouch : In Touch Autumn 2012
8 IN TOUCH AUTUMN 2012 NEWS FEATURE T he 2012 Memory Walks and Memory Jogs are on across NSW! Following the huge success of last year's event, registration is now open for the Sydney Memory Walk and Jog on Sunday 6 May. We would like to thank Bupa for their support in making the Memory Walk and Jogs bigger and better than ever. As well as the Sydney event, regional Memory Walks will be held in Newcastle, Wollongong, Port Macquarie and other areas around September's Dementia Awareness Week. The Memory Walk is a community event aimed at raising awareness and supporting those living with dementia. This year's Sydney Memory Walk and Memory Jog will start at Leichhardt Oval 3, Leichhardt Park, Lilyfeld, and then follow the path of the Bay Run. The 2011 Memory Walk, held at the same location, was an overwhelming success. Almost 1000 people registered for the event and more than $110,000 was raised for AlzNSW. There are a number of ways you can get involved in the Memory Walk, which is supported by Leichhardt Council. You can either do the 2km Family Fun Walk, the 7.5km Memory Walk or the 7.5km Memory Jog. People can take part individually, organise a team of friends or family, or get their workplace involved to help raise money for AlzNSW. The success of this event relies on our wonderful volunteers; this year we expect we will need lots of volunteers for roles including course marshals, parking monitors and registration volunteers. Following the Memory Walk and Jog, there will be food stalls, live music, arts and crafts stalls, a jumping castle, raffes and information stands at Leichhardt Oval 3, and an awards ceremony. All funds raised by the Memory Walk will go towards supporting AlzNSW's Memory Vans, a mobile service that provides information for people with dementia and their families, and allows AlzNSW to reach out to and educate the public. This is an especially important resource in regions where services are scarce. MEMORY WALK THERE IS STILL A LOT OF STIGMA ATTACHED TO ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. PEOPLE ARE SCARED BY IT AND DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. BUT THE MEMORY WALK IS A CHANCE FOR THE ISSUE TO BE DISCUSSED, FOR PEOPLE TO UNITE AND RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT DEMENTIA. PULL YOUR BOOTS ON! IT'S TIME TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ALZNSW AT THE 2012 MEMORY WALK AND JOG. GET INVOLVED There are plenty of ways to lend a hand during Memory Walk. You could walk or jog yourself, get a team together, make a donation, sponsor another participant, or volunteer on the day. DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIP Contact: Emma W: www.memorywalk.com.au T: (02) 8875 4626 VOLUNTEER Contact: Diana Waring E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: (02) 8875 4631
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