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Alzheimer's Australia NSW

2017 Hunter Memory Walk & Jog

May 2017


Media Release


2017 Hunter Memory Walk & Jog



What: Alzheimer’s Australia NSW annual Hunter Memory Walk & Jog


When:            Sunday 21 May 2017

            7am - Event and registrations open

            8.10am - Official welcome

            8:45am - Run and walks start


Who:              An estimated 2,000 walkers and runners

Giants netball ace and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Ambassador Sam Poolman

Al the Elephant


Where:          Tulkaba Park, Teralba


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Opal Aged Care is the major supporter of the 2017 Memory Walk & Jog in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. For more information, go to


Memory Walk & Jog is the largest fundraiser for dementia in Australia. In 2017, Alzheimer’s Australia will hold 18 Memory Walk & Jog events around the country to raise funds to support people with dementia, their families and carers, and help promote brain health and healthy lifestyles to all Australians. All courses are wheelchair accessible and there are different distances to choose from, depending on your age and fitness level.


Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is the charity for people with dementia and their families and carers. As the peak body, it provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 413,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than 1.1 million in 40 years. 


National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500

An interpreter service is available                                                               

(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)                                   

Dementia is a National Health Priority Area                                         



Media enquiries:

Sarah Price, General Manager – Media

Mobile: 0403 072 140


Sam Watson

Mobile: 0412 099 134


Rachel Peek

Mobile: 0418 264 072