It’s only been 12 months since a western NSW family set out to raise funds for the Dementia Australia Research Foundation with a series of events including publishing a book of poetry and an art exhibition, but this week they’ve brought their donation total to $75,000.
In 2012 dianthus specialists, Whetman Pinks UK, created a scented flowering plant - Dianthus ‘Memories’ – purpose bred to raise funds for dementia research. In 2013 the plant made its way to Australian plant nurseries and in a collaboration between Plants Management Australia (PMA) and Alzheimer’s Australia $50,000 has now been raised toward dementia research from the plant sales.
Major AADRF fundraiser Jamie Milne, has now begun his very ambitious 1800km run on the west coast of Australia to raise much needed funds and awareness for dementia research.
Jamie’s fundraiser titled ‘Many Miles for Mary’, is a nine-year-running tribute to his grandmother Mary who passed away in 1990 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2016 John O’Brien made a personal vow to not cut or shave his hair and beard for 1000 days and to donate $10 to the AADRF every day he kept this vow. He is now halfway through his challenge and has raised over $5000 from his own and others contributions.
After watching two generations of her family receive dementia diagnoses, Jennifer Chastre decided to take action to reduce her own risk of the same future.
Sue Wellington is a woman on a mission - a mission to walk nearly 4,500 kilometres, across three Australian states in a timeframe of six months.
Picture yourself in the middle of the ocean, equipped with only goggles and a pair of speedos, with four to six metre waves swelling around you, the possibility of sharks and jellyfish underneath you and a 42 kilometre swim through night and day between you and your destination.
In September 2016 Jamie Milne will raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation by embarking on his most challenging run yet. Jamie will run 2,100kms, from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast in 18 days in a bid to raise $20,000 for the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation.