Wednesday 3 January 2018
Dementia Australia is calling on individuals and corporations to register their team, and raise money for Dementia Australia, as their charity partner, for the Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic Swim in Sydney this summer.
The event, to be held on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Saturday 3 February and Sunday 4 February 2018, aims to raise much needed funds for over 900 charities, including Dementia Australia.
Dementia Australia’s General Manager Fundraising, Simon Crowson, said that events like the Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic Swim, provided a good opportunity to raise much-needed funds and awareness about dementia.
“This is a great opportunity for people to participate and raise money for people living with dementia,” he said.
To register your team or to donate directly, please visit https://coleclassic2018.everydayhero.com/au/team-dementia-australia-nsw-division/members
Dementia Australia is the national peak body 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 413,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than 1.1 million by 2056. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia.
National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500
Interpreter service available
(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)
Dementia is a National Health Priority Area
Media contact: Blake Reeves, Communications Officer, 02 6278 8916
When talking or writing about dementia please refer to Dementia-Friendly Language Guidelines.