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Walk for Memory a success

AN impressive $29,000 was raised by the 200 participants who turned up to Dementia Australia’s Hobart Memory Walk & Jog, to show their support of people living with dementia.

The funds raised by the event, which took place at the Regatta Grounds earlier this year, will assist in providing invaluable support services, education and resources for people impacted by dementia in Hobart and across Australia.

Dementia Australia chief executive officer Maree McCabe thanked the people of Hobart for their fantastic show of support and community spirit.

“It was inspiring to see such willingness from participants as they adapted to the changes made to the format of the event, so that it could be run in a COVID-safe way,” she said.

An estimated 11,500 people currently live with dementia in Tasmania.

“With this figure projected to increase to about 16,700 by 2058, events like Memory Walk & Jog play an important role not only in funding support, but also in raising awareness of dementia,” Ms McCabe said.

Those who were unable to attend the event were able to visit memorywalk.com.au to sign up for their own Impossible Walk & Jog Challenge, choose their own distance and complete their walk and jog in their own time and at their own location.

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