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Alzheimer's Australia NSW

Greg Kelly riding around Australia for dementia

Hello

I’m delighted to introduce you to Greg Kelly, a Queenslander diagnosed at 59 with frontotemporal dementia who has set himself the extraordinary challenge of riding around Australia on his Harley Davidson to raise funds and awareness about dementia.

Kell’s Ride will take place from 12 August 2017 – 23 October 2017.

Greg, an ex-financial services executive, is one of the more than 25,000 Australians living with younger onset dementia, which means they are under the age of 65 when diagnosed.

“I am not taking this lying down. I will fight this disease with my remaining skills and experience. I’m determined to shine a light on frontotemporal dementia and younger onset dementia”, says Greg.

Greg starts out from the Gold Coast 9:00am on 12 August and will ride around Australia arriving back in Queensland on 23 October.

For NSW, he will be stopping at the following venues and available for media interviews and/or photo opportunities:

Port Macquarie

14 August, 11am

Port City Harley Davidson, 1/172 Lake Rd, Port Macquarie

Newcastle

14 August, 4pm

Fraser Harley Davidson, 137 Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow

Sydney

15 August, 4pm

Sy’s Harley Davidson, 16 Blaxland Rd, Campbelltown

Wollongong

17 August, 3.30pm

Fraser Harley Davidson, 11-13 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow

He has already inspired his family and friends, and the interest and support of sponsors Harley Davidson Motor Cycles, Shannons Insurance, his local Telstra store, Accor Hotels and the Wyndham Hotel Group.

A documentary team have been following his story and will join him at select locations along the way.

Interviews and photo requests are available any time throughout the ride. To contact Greg and his support team, email kellsride@gmail.com or visit his Facebook page www.facebook.com/kellsride or contact Leanne Torres on 0427 901 200 or leanne.torres@alzheimers.org.au

For more information about frontotemporal dementia please read Alzheimer’s Australia’s Helpsheet https://www.fightdementia.org.au/files/helpsheets/Helpsheet-AboutDementia17-FrontotemporalDementia_english.pdf

To donate call the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 or www.fightdementia.org.au/donate and mention Kell’s Ride.

The full itinerary is below.

Date

Town

12-Aug

Gold Coast Dep 9am

12-Aug

Coffs Harbour

14-Aug

Port Macquarie

14-Aug

Newcastle

15-Aug

Sydney

17-Aug

Wollongong

18-Aug

Canberra

21-Aug

Wodonga

22-Aug

Melbourne

23-Aug

Ferry to Devonport

24-Aug

Hobart

28-Aug

Glenorchy

29-Aug

Devonport Ferry to Melbourne

30-Aug

Melbourne

31-Aug

Geelong

1-Sep

Warrnambool

4-Sep

Mt Gambier

5-Sep

Adelaide

8-Sep

Port Augusta

9-Sep

Ceduna

11-Sep

Eucla

12-Sep

Norseman

13-Sep

Perth

16-Sep

Dunsborough/Margaret River

18-Sep

Albany

19-Sep

Esperance

20-Sep

Eucla

21-Sep

Streaky Bay

22-Sep

Port Lincoln

25-Sep

Whyalla

26-Sep

Adelaide

28-Sep

Cooper Pedy

29-Sep

Alice Springs

1-Oct

Tennant Creek

2-Oct

Katherine

4-Oct

Darwin

9-Oct

Daly Waters

10-Oct

Barkly Homestead

11-Oct

Mt Isa

13-Oct

Hughenden

14-Oct

Townsville

17-Oct

Mackay

18-Oct

Rockhampton

19-Oct

Bundaberg

20-Oct

Maroochydore

23-Oct

Brisbane

23-Oct

Gold Coast

 

 

 

 

 

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