" They made it!! That's right, just over a week after setting off, our team safely reached Everest Base Camp, and completed their descent a few days later. "
Intrepid fundraisers go the distance for Dementia Australia

From Everest Base Camp, to the Pacific Crest trail, fundraisers continue to do incredible things to support Dementia Australia.

As part of a Trek to Remember – Everest Base Camp, an intrepid group of adventurers are currently fundraising for Dementia Australia and helping to raise much needed dementia awareness.

Combining raising money for a cause close to their hearts AND trekking to Everest Base Camp in what is sure to be an adventure of a lifetime … it doesn’t get much more gratifying than that.

And the great news is, they made it. That’s right, just over a week after setting off, our team safely reached Everest Base Camp. And a few days later, they completed their descent.

What a remarkable achievement from an amazing group of dedicated people. They can rest assured their unique and impressive efforts will have made a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

A massive well done and congratulations to all involved! To show your support, contact our Fundraising team on 1300 636 679 or email fundraising@dementia.org.au

Meanwhile, over 145 days Dementia Australia Board Member Jenna Dennison has walked an incredible 4,264 kilometres, along the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico.

With more than $10,000 raised so far, Jenna and her partner Neil are raising funds for Dementia Australia and our support services for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Jenna was inspired to undertake the walk to help raise awareness and funds after her father was diagnosed with younger onset dementia at the age of 60 in 2015. Jenna is a long-time supporter of Dementia Australia and before joining the current Dementia Australia Board in July 2017, was also the Chair of the then Alzheimer’s Australia Northern Territory.

Beginning in late June, they completed the trek in mid-November 2018. As part of the hike, Jenna and Neil walked through the Cascades, the Sierras and the Californian deserts. The ‘hike’ also included cliff climbs, camping in snow blizzards, a definite lack of a trail and being off the grid for the majority of the trip.

 

Jenna’s fundraising continues at give.everydayhero.com/au/a-walk-to-remember

 Posted: November 5th, 2018
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