EMMA MCBRIDE MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CARERS
MEMBER FOR DOBELL
GRANT MCBRIDE VIRTUAL MEMORY WALK AND JOG IS BACK
The fourth instalment of the Grant McBride Memory Walk and Jog is now locked in for 25 September 2021, during Dementia Action Week.
Just like last year, the event will be held online due to COVID-19 restrictions but Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride says she’s hoping locals will still get involved.
“This is a cause that’s very close to my heart. I lost my dad to Younger Onset Dementia when he was just 68 years old, and I lost my grandma to dementia in my early 20s,” Ms. McBride said.
“The Grant McBride Memory Walk and Jog is to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma of dementia, which is the second-leading cause of death in Australia right behind heart disease.”
There are over 472,000 Australians currently living with dementia, including 6,000 on the Coast and about 20,000 involved in their care.
“Dementia touches us all,” Ms. McBride said.
“This year, people living with dementia and those who care for them are even more isolated because of lockdown so I’m encouraging Coasties to get behind this important cause.”
You can sign up and complete the challenge online, it’s only $5 to enter and you can keep active in any way you like, so long as you’re following the NSW Health guidelines.
Some ideas to get moving:
- Do an online exercise class e.g. yoga
- Walk/jog around your local neighbourhood
- Get out in the garden
Help raise awareness, reduce stigma and raise vital funds to fight dementia by signing up here: Grant McBride Virtual Memory Walk & Jog
WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST, 2021