Last weekend, I went out to a memory walk/jog/run – an event which was fundraising to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. For those who do not know what it is, Alzheimer is one of the most common forms of dementia which damages the brain, resulting in impaired memory, thinking and behaviour. The major risk factor is age.
According to the website fightdementia.org.au, this type of dementia affects over 70% of the population which needless to say, makes this a huge problem.
Prior to this walk, I wasn’t aware of how many people this disease had affected. Seeing the ‘in memory of’stickers on the backs of multiple participants led me to understand the seriousness of this issue.
I am no professional on this matter and neither can I help in any substantial way except to donate money. But I write this post in hopes of raising awareness by spreading the message around to others to try to raise money in order to cure this disease.
The walk that I went for was held by: http://www.memorywalk.com.au/ and you can donate at: https://fightdementia.org.au/support-us/donate-to-us
Here are some pictures of the event:
The gift pack for participating