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World Champion and Commonwealth Games medal winning cyclist Eddie Dawkins is lending his support to Alzheimers New Zealand, in recognition of his family connection to dementia. Eddie’s grandfather passed away from dementia, and his grandmother is also now affected by the condition.
From 20-21 March Eddie and his coach Anthony Peden (former trainer to Casey Stoner) are lending their support to Alzheimers New Zealand by riding in a charity motorcycle rally around the central North Island, beginning in Auckland and passing through Tauranga, Whakatane, Taupo and Rotorua, before finishing up in Waikato.
The main message that Eddie will be promoting is that there are things you can do to reduce your risk of developing dementia, including keeping fit and healthy, being socially engaged and keeping your brain active. He’ll also be raising much needed funds.
Come along and meet Eddie and show your support!!
Auckland: Friday 20 March, 7am - 9am, Auckland Harley Davidson, 521 Mount Wellington Highway.
Tauranga: Friday 20 March, 12.30pm - 1.30pm. Edgewater Fan, 120 The Strand, Tauranga.
Whakatane: Friday 20 March, 3.30pm - 4.30pm. 'The Gap' at The Strand.
Rotorua: Saturday 21 March, 10.30am - 11.30am 'The Hub' (back of QE Health). Mobile food van 'Stone Soup' will be selling nachos and real fruit icecream/frozen yoghurt.
Taupo: Saturday 21 March, 12.45pm - 1.45pm, Northcroft Reserve, Lake Terrace.
If you'd like to support Eddie by making a donation to Alzheimers NZ you can do so on his Givealittle event page
If you are a motorcyclist and are keen to join Eddie on a leg of the rally email firstname.lastname@example.org for further info.
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