Supporter stories

Forever Diamond

Fundraiser Libby King will be holding a fundraising event at the Karralyka Centre, Ringwood East on Friday 29 April 2016. The evening will include a cocktail party, silent auction and raffles as well as attendance at the Forever Diamond tribute concert by performer Peter Byrne.

Funds raised from the event will support the Dementia Australia Research Foundation.

A Ride to Remember - cycle for a cure

Libby Day is a valued and long time supporter of Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation.

Over the past five years Libby has organised an annual event in the Noosa Shire of Queensland, working tirelessly to bring people together to celebrate and enjoy performances and fine food as well as to raise awareness and funds for dementia research. Her efforts have garnered more than $15,000 for dementia research and she has ambitious plans to raise significant funds again this year.

"When I See Grandma" children's book by Debra Tidball

Debra Tidball has written a captivating children’s book exploring the connection between grandmother and grandchild through the experience of dementia. 

"When I See Grandma’ is a joyful and poignant celebration of life and love, and I am delighted that Debra Tidball has decided to donate all her royalties to the Hazel Hawke Alzheimer’s Research and Care Fund" - Sue Pieters-Hawke.

Nana No Hats cookbook

The CorriLee Foundation has released a cookbook, Nana No Hats, a collection of recipes which will bring back childhood memories and raise money for Dementia Australia Research Foundation.

Edited by Alzheimer’s Australia National President, Ita Buttrose, the cookbook is a collection of recipes not for the health-conscious. 93-year-old Corrie Lee has perfected the recipes over the course of her life and says that moderation is the key to enjoying these treats.

The Camino de Santiago

“The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail through the French and Spanish Pyrenees is one of the great walking journeys of the world. The French route takes walkers some 800 km from St Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in North Western Spain.

Betten on Bike

“In January 2013 a very dear friend of ours, Evert Sarels Van Rijn, passed away as a result of Alzheimer’s disease and we were devastated. Walter had been in the midst of planning to cycle around Australia and on hearing the news of Evert’s death we decided to dedicate our trip to Evert. He had chosen to donate his body to research and we wanted to give our trip meaning and purpose so we decided to contact Alzheimer’s Australia to set up a fundraising campaign specifically to raise funds for research.

Fade to White

Four Brisbane women, each with a parent living with or lost to Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, wanted to make a difference. They decided to host a fundraiser for the Hazel Hawke Research and Care Fund in their Bulimba community.

Strike a light with Alzheimer’s

Wendy Russ hosted a fundraising event in Victoria in February 2013 in honour of her mother Dorothy Jean Barnes.

Strike a Light with Alzheimer’s was held on behalf of my mother who endured a long journey with Alzheimer’s and dementia. It was a sad journey to see my mum go from a dignified lady, to one who couldn’t communicate in any form and lost control of all bodily functions. Over that time I matured in a new way and it opened my eyes to life.