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Jamie Milne gets set to MC Sunshine Coast Memory Walk & Jog

May 2019

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Jamie Milne gets set to MC Sunshine Coast Memory Walk & Jog

 

 

Well-known endurance runner Jamie Milne is gearing up to host the 2019 Sunshine Coast Memory Walk & Jog.

 

Jamie is no stranger to Memory Walk & Jog and will be swapping his joggers for the mic when he steps up to act as Master of Ceremonies for the Sunshine Coast event on Sunday 9 June at Kawana Surf Club.

 

Having been involved with Dementia Australia and the Memory Walk & Jog events for a number of years, Jamie was inspired to show his support after watching his grandmother live with the disease.

 

“Seeing the terrible impact dementia can have not just on the person with the diagnosis but also on their loved ones is devastating, and I want to do my bit to help raise awareness, reduce stigma and generate funds to ensure Dementia Australia can continue to offer its vital services wherever they are needed,” Mr Milne said.

 

Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds to support the work of Dementia Australia, which provides invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends.

 

This year, participants can choose to take part in a 2.5km, 5km or 9km and walk, jog or run and are invited to help reach the national $1.5million fundraising target. All funds raised will benefit Dementia Australia services in the Sunshine Coast.

 

Memory Walk & Jog is a fun event for all ages. The course is family-friendly, and, no matter your age or level of fitness, everyone is encouraged to participate and join in the fun. You can even register a place for your dog, who will receive a free Memory Walk & Jog bandana.

 

There will be prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as raffles, plenty of entertainment, food stalls, and a special guest appearance from Memory Walk & Jog mascot, Al the Elephant.

 

Registration is now open for Sunshine Coast Memory Walk & Jog at www.memorywalk.com.au

 

Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 436,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach almost 1.1 million by 2058. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.

 

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Media enquiries: Sam Watson - 0412 099 134 / sam.watson@dementia.org.au

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