$2K for Dementia Australia

28 May 2019

On Sunday 26th May 2019 The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health (COH) took part in the Brisbane Memory Walk & Jog. This event raises funds for Dementia Australia's ability to provide vital support services, such as counselling, support groups and education to help family, carers and professional training throughout Australia.

The UQ-COH team of 29 people was made up of staff, family, friends and two very energetic dogs! The team managed to collect a total of $2110 for the fund raising series – with a grand total for the Brisbane event of around $90,000.  Team coordinator and PhD student at the COH – Georgina Hobson kept everyone motivated and led the way by completing the 10km race.  “Money raised is going to a very worthwhile cause – and we’re excited to be able to help make a difference”…   

“It was a fantastic day and a great team effort for all involved” said COH Director, Professor Anthony Smith. “As a team we share both a personal and professional interest in enhancing support for those living with dementia”.  We have a number of research projects underway which are exploring the use of telehealth - to improve access to specialist dementia services.  We have also had the opportunity to work with Dementia Australia who have done an excellent job providing educational sessions throughout Indigenous communities in the south-west and far-north Queensland.

Congratulations to all UQ-COH team members, sponsors and support crew on the day!

For more event images from the day, please visit the event Facebook page.