Maccabi walk for dementia

May 2, 2019 by Community newsdesk
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Maccabi NSW’s LIFE-Dementia Australia Memory Walk-Fun Run was attended by 150 people in Sydney’s Centennial Park as 300 joggers strutted their stuff in Melbourne.

Sydney participants

 

Melbourne participants

Maccabi LIFE is a new initiative, focused on promoting a healthy & active lifestyle to the Jewish community.

Maccabi partnered with Dementia Australia to hold this event, to raise funds to help the fight against Dementia, and to promote healthy living for Maccabi supporters & members.

Steve Solomon leads warming-up exercises

Olympian Steve Solomon took the crowd through a brief warm-up session prior to starting the fun run.

Nearly $9,000 was raised which will go to Dementia Australia and partly also towards Maccabi LIFE programs.

In Melbourne, the 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Racewalker, Jemima Montag, the Melbourne event ambassador officiated the start of the jog/walk and joined in, completing the three lap course in her renowned racewalking style.

Despite the drizzly weather in Melbourne, over 200 joggers, walkers and four-legged furry friends came down to Caulfield Park to participate – a real community event!

To date, the event has raised in excess of $20,000, and will be held in Perth on 26 May.

Donations are still open, if you’d like to support – CLICK HERE for the event page for final donations.

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