Ride to Remember & This is Dementia
I wish to congratulate Nick Locandro for his outstanding charity work to raise money and awareness of dementia in Ballarat. Recently Nick, Jamie Huggett and Jeremy Cowan rode the 1000km Mawson Trail in South Australia to raise money for dementia. This was a very challenging ride, but was deliberately was chosen by Nick because individuals suffering with dementia face physical and mental challenges every day. All fundraising from the Ride to Remember feeds directly into new Ballarat-based charity “This is Dementia”, a not-for-profit registered charity formed with fellow young dementia champions Meg Curnow and Brittany Rose, which focuses on raising awareness and increasing knowledge about dementia. “This is Dementia” is working to change the stigma surrounding the disease and highlighting its far-reaching impacts on family and friends. I encourage members of the community to get behind this important cause and congratulate everyone involved for their efforts.