2014 Memory walks

During August and September 2014 we held our first national event, the Memory Walk.

The short walks were hosted by local Alzheimers organisations in 11 towns and cities throughout New  Zealand, and in total more than 1,000 Kiwis took a positive step for dementia. Participants all received a free purple Memory Walk t-shirt, and collectively they were an eye-catching sight.

During August and September we held our first national event, the Memory Walk.

The events were officially launched by Alzheimers NZ’s Executive Director Catherine Hall on 30 August, to a crowd of around 500 purple T-shirt wearing walkers at Alzheimers South Canterbury’s Memory Walk in Timaru.

The short walks were hosted by local Alzheimers organisations in 11 towns  and  cities  throughout  New  Zealand,  and  in  total  more  than  1,000 kiwis took a positive step for dementia. Participants all received a free purple Memory Walk t-shirt, and collectively they were an eye-catching sight.

We introduced our second Champion for dementia, Reuben Thorne, at Alzheimers Otago's Memory Walk on the 21 September which is World Alzheimers Day.

At many  of  the  Walks,  participants  captured  memories  and  attached  them  to trees or fences, and in Otago participants posted them in a Memory Chest.  We look to forward to seeing even more New Zealanders taking a positive step for dementia at next year’s Memory Walks.

More photos can be seen on our Facebook page here.

- See more at: http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/memorywalk#sthash.IihHc3vA.dpuf

During August and September we held our first national event, the Memory Walk.

The events were officially launched by Alzheimers NZ’s Executive Director Catherine Hall on 30 August, to a crowd of around 500 purple T-shirt wearing walkers at Alzheimers South Canterbury’s Memory Walk in Timaru.

The short walks were hosted by local Alzheimers organisations in 11 towns  and  cities  throughout  New  Zealand,  and  in  total  more  than  1,000 kiwis took a positive step for dementia. Participants all received a free purple Memory Walk t-shirt, and collectively they were an eye-catching sight.

We introduced our second Champion for dementia, Reuben Thorne, at Alzheimers Otago's Memory Walk on the 21 September which is World Alzheimers Day.

At many  of  the  Walks,  participants  captured  memories  and  attached  them  to trees or fences, and in Otago participants posted them in a Memory Chest.  We look to forward to seeing even more New Zealanders taking a positive step for dementia at next year’s Memory Walks.

More photos can be seen on our Facebook page here.

- See more at: http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/memorywalk#sthash.IihHc3vA.dpuf

During August and September we held our first national event, the Memory Walk.

The events were officially launched by Alzheimers NZ’s Executive Director Catherine Hall on 30 August, to a crowd of around 500 purple T-shirt wearing walkers at Alzheimers South Canterbury’s Memory Walk in Timaru.

The short walks were hosted by local Alzheimers organisations in 11 towns  and  cities  throughout  New  Zealand,  and  in  total  more  than  1,000 kiwis took a positive step for dementia. Participants all received a free purple Memory Walk t-shirt, and collectively they were an eye-catching sight.

We introduced our second Champion for dementia, Reuben Thorne, at Alzheimers Otago's Memory Walk on the 21 September which is World Alzheimers Day.

At many  of  the  Walks,  participants  captured  memories  and  attached  them  to trees or fences, and in Otago participants posted them in a Memory Chest.  We look to forward to seeing even more New Zealanders taking a positive step for dementia at next year’s Memory Walks.

More photos can be seen on our Facebook page here.

- See more at: http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/memorywalk#sthash.IihHc3vA.dpuf

The events were officially launched by Alzheimers NZ’s Executive Director Catherine Hall on 30 August, to a crowd of around 500 purple T-shirt wearing walkers at Alzheimers South Canterbury’s Memory Walk in Timaru.

We introduced our second Champion for Dementia, Reuben Thorne, at Alzheimers Otago's Memory Walk on the 21 September which is World Alzheimers Day.

At many of the walks, participants captured memories and attached them to trees or fences, and in Otago participants posted them in a Memory Chest. We look to forward to seeing even more New Zealanders taking a positive step for dementia at Memory Walks 2015.