(Memory Walk & Jog, 2018)
From the City to Surf to HBF’s Run for a Reason, Australia always has the needs and wants of Australia’s minorities at the forefront of its mind. This year, #Walk4PeaceAus was held in our eastern states, and people of all ethnicities, races, and religions are banning together.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Australia NSW took part in #Walk4PeaceAus in Western Sydney on Sunday September 2 to raise funds for Dementia Australia.
The #Walk4PeaceAus began at 8am at Tench Reserve, Jamisontown NSW.
Around 200 members were expected to attend and either walk, run or jog the 2km or 5km track to raise $6000.
The funds raised will go towards Dementia Australia’s support services, such as counselling, support groups, education for family carers, and professional training.
Dementia Australia general fundraising manager Simon Crowson said he hopes the event is a great success.
“The day will be a great way for people to come together and help raise awareness and support for those impacted by dementia,” he said.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Australia national president Waqas Ahmad said it is the little steps that lead to big steps towards a better future for people affected by dementia.
“Service to mankind is the essence of Islam therefore we hope this will relieve the suffering and help the needy,” he said, in a recent media release.
The event was a fun-filled day where all were welcome—neighbours, friends, family, even dogs.
For more information, or to donate, visit MemoryWalk.com.au/events/87/Walk-For-Peace-NSW