" Former World Champion Ironman and Bupa ambassador Guy Leech will be joining an expected 2,500 participants at this year’s Sydney Memory Walk & Jog "
Ironman Guy Leech back in the race against dementia

If you ever wanted to see how you match-up against a world champion Ironman, here’s your chance.

Former World Champion Ironman and Bupa Ambassador Guy Leech will be joining an expected 2,500 participants at this year’s Sydney Memory Walk & Jog around the Bay Run at Leichhardt on Sunday 14 September.

A strong advocate for a healthier nation, Guy is passionate about the challenges of overall health including a healthy mind, healthy heart and raising awareness of community-focused fitness.

“Good health begins with the right mindset. That’s the one approach that has always remained with me throughout my career,” Guy said.

“I love the idea of communities coming together to get fit. It not only benefits our health, it’s also a fantastic way to socialise. That’s why events like Memory Walk & Jog are great because they unite the community in their fitness goals and raise money for a great cause.

“So if you’re up for the challenge, why not join me in the race against dementia?”

Bupa is the official aged care partner of the 2014 Memory Walk & Jog and will be matching Memory Walk & Jog donations raised, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000.

Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds to support the work of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, which provides invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. There are an estimated 112,000 people living with dementia in NSW.

Participants can choose to take part in a 2km walk, a 7.5km walk or a 7.5km run and are asked to help us reach the Memory Walk & Jog fundraising target of $750,000 across NSW.

Registration is now open for Sydney Memory Walk & Jog. The run will be timed and all runners must be registered by Wednesday 10 September. For more information, or to register, go to www.memorywalk.com.au/sydney.

 Posted: August 11th, 2014

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