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Go walking or jogging for a good cause on Sunday 21st August!

By Korgan Hucent

With this simply beautiful weather we’ve been enjoying up here in the Top End for the last few weeks, it’s a great time to get out and be active.  And on Sunday 21st August from 9am, you can do this and support a great cause at the same time.

The Memory Walk & Jog run by Alzheimer’s Australia, helps to raise funds and awareness for Dementia.  With an ageing population, it comes as no surprise that a couple of us here at the Ray White Bayside office, know somebody who either has or is impacted by this disease.

Memory Walk & Jog started out as just a small community event in Homebush, Sydney and when the first Memory Walk was held in 2008, 986 people came together – many of whom were touched by dementia in some way.

It started out small, but today is one of Alzheimer’s Australia’s most significant fundraising events.  Every dollar raised goes to the organisation, which provides support services in local areas.  Going national as an event in 2014, Memory Walk & Jog takes place in Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Geelong, Hobart, Hunter, Illawarra, Perth, Port Macquarie and Sydney.

This year’s Memory Walk & Jog here in Darwin is called, “A Walk of a Thousand Memories” and will be held on Sunday 21st August, 2016.  Early bird registration is available until 17th August 2016 for just $15, with on the day registration at $25.  All proceeds go directly to Alzheimer’s Australia in the Northern Territory.

The event kicks off at Darwin Waterfront and is a 3km walk commencing at 9.30am that you can do with your family and friends.  Children are also encouraged to be a part of this fabulous fundraising activity!  A BBQ breakfast will be available on the day, with loads of fun activities for the kids.

For more information on this great event, visit: https://nt.fightdementia.org.au/files/NT/documents/The%20Race%20Against%20Dementia%20-%20Darwin%20event.pdf.

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