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Dementia Memory Walk and Jog is returning to the Hunter

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Memory Walk and Jog is returning to the Hunter region in 2024. 

Dementia Australia’s largest fundraising event will take place at Speers Point Park on Saturday, 12th May from 7:30am. 

Participants can choose one of three courses, a 2km Walk, an 8km Walk/Jog, or the 8km Timed Run. 

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Memory Walk & Jog – Dementia Australia

Each category will travel along the edge of Lake Mcquarie to and from Speers Point Park. 

The annual event, that started as one small community gathering, has since grown into a movement spanning across Australia, now attracting more than 10,000 walkers, joggers and runners to each event. 

Last year, the Lake Macquarie event drew thousands of participants, each passionate about supporting those impacted by dementia.  

This year the organisation is hoping to attract even more participants, in a bid to raise more than $2 million which will help fund invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their families and carers. 

This year Dementia Australia hopes the Hunter region will raise $93,000. 

There are more than 421,000 people of all ages living with dementia in Australia.  

Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia is expected to increase to more than 812,500 by 2054.  

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and the leading cause of death for women.  

Memory Walk & Jog plays an important role not only in funding support, but also in raising awareness of dementia.      

Participants can sign up to walk, jog or run, or volunteer at www.memorywalk.com.au.  

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