Albany makes every step count and helps people with dementia at Walk to Remember

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Hawthorn House’s Lorraine Benson, Jeanette Whitington, Shirley Turner and Murni Wright.
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The community will come together to support people living with dementia at the annual Albany Walk to Remember this Sunday.

The Alzheimer’s WA Hawthorn House event asks people to walk along the boardwalk at Middleton beach for an important cause.

The walk has become Hawthorn House’s largest community event, raising funds and awareness for those living with dementia in WA.

Hawthorn House supports people living with dementia in the Great Southern, giving them a safe and familiar environment during a difficult time.

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Dementia is the leading cause of death of women in Australia and the second leading cause among all Australians.

Unfortunately, there is still no cure.

House leader Lorraine Benson has been co-ordinating the event for several years, bringing together carers and families with the broader community.

Participants can choose either a 4km or 8km walk.

There will be a fun warm-up before the walk, a sausage sizzle, a Cycling Without Age trishaw display and other activities and information.

The 2020 Albany Walk to Remember will be held at 9am this Sunday at Middleton Beach.

To register, visit walktoremember.com.au/albany-walk or visit the registration desk from 7am on the day near the caravan park.

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