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Dustylee Williams

1200km. 365 days.1 goal: to raise $12000 for Dementia Australia (Qld)

Running 1200km in 2017 to raise vital funds for Dementia Australia Limited because dementia is a degenerative disease with no cure

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Dementia Australia Limited

We provide vital services and support to assist people affected by dementia.

Charity Registration No. ABN: 79 625 582 771

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

In 2016 my darling Nana lost her battle with dementia. Dementia is the second largest cause of death in Australia and at present there is no cure (ABS 2015). Without a medical breakthrough, it is anticipated that those suffering with dementia will more than double by 2050 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012). Dementia causes a progressive decline in a person's functioning and can adversely affect memory, social interaction and physical functions. Consequently, the impact of dementia extends beyond the individual and can affect family and friends. Dementia Australia (Qld) provide support services and education to those with dementia, their families and carers. In addition to supporting those currently living with dementia, Dementia Australia is committed to contributing towards Australian dementia research.

I have chosen to run 1200km in 2017 in honour of my Nana to highlight the affects of dementia and to raise much needed funds for Dementia Australia (Qld). 

I will commence my journey on the 1st January 2017 and will carry through to the 31st December 2017. I will log my regular runs through GPS tracking and for runs on the treadmill, I will take a screenshot of the session to ensure transparency and accuracy of the runs. In addition to my regular runs, I have entered multiple running events in 2017 including a running Tri series and 2 half marathons. I look forward to sharing this journey with you! Thankyou for your support.

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