Heather Maddison

My Activity Tracking

922
kms

My target 150kms

Getting there

Trying to remember how to run fast-ish. Fancy new shoes will help, right? It's gotta be the shoes!

COVID

I’m reluctant to post about this pandemic or family illness, but this is very important to me.

It is a difficult time for all, especially for those living with Dementia (or other disabilities) and their carers. Most formal and informal respite services are no longer available, placing more pressure on primary care givers. Even family support is tough. As a front-line healthcare worker I could unknowingly be a carrier of the virus with literally dire consequences should my parents become infected. I will not physically be in contact with my family during this time.

Thankfully, Dementia Australia are continuing to run the National Dementia Helpline to assist with all aspects of care and support. If you are able to financially support Dementia Australia, please do. Otherwise an air *high 5* and genuine offers of socially-distanced help to carers would be appreciated, I’m sure.

Family

Shane and I were so happy and grateful to have all of our immediate family at our wedding. It was important to us both to hold this celebration while everyone could still enjoy it.
We had an absolute blast. Shane's Nan even made it to the local bar for the after-party!

Our Story

On Sunday 17th of May I will attempt to set a personal best 8km time at the Geelong Memory Walk & Jog. Coincidentally, this is the same distance my Dad excelled at in England during the 50’s and 60’s.

Dementia is more than “memory loss”. It is the second leading cause of death in Australians

Dementia describes a collection of symptoms caused by disorders of the brain. It is not one specific disease. There are many different types including Alzheimer's disease, Vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies and Fronto Temporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD).

Dementia affects every aspect of a person, from thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Eventually the person may become severely disabled and unable to move or speak.

Dementia Australia are an incredible resource, offering support services to both people living with dementia and their carers. They also conduct vital research into causes, diagnoses, treatment and prevention.

Please consider donating to assist in the ongoing support, research and education about this insidious disease.

My Achievements

Received First Donation

Shared Page on Social

Reached Fundraising Target

Raised $100 - Bronze Dementia Warrior

Raised $500 - Silver Dementia Warrior

Raised $1000 - Gold Dementia Warrior

Raised $2500 - Platinum Dementia Warrior

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Thank you to my Sponsors

$400

Heather Maddison

$266.25

David & Megan Maddison

$213

Robyn Perrott

Good Luck. I know this is a cause close to your heart . xxx

$115.45

Bmi Bake Sale

$106.50

Carole Maddison

Go Heather!

$106.50

Aaron & Peta Kilpatrick

Best of luck!

$106.50

Jeremy And Thao

$106.50

Mark Perrott

$63.90

Brm

Go HMM!

$58.58

Stef Grayson

Go you good thing! Walking right here with you!

$58.58

Jesse Butcher

$58.58

Lorraine Mulcahy

$58.58

Lauren & Andrew Mad-dix

Eat all the food!

$58.58

Jess Teh

Good luck xo

$58.58

Matthew

Very close to home for you, physically and mentally. Do us all proud 😊

$58.58

Nick Graney

Great cause Heather :) well done.

$58.58

Mark Perrott

$58.58

Gavin Page

Keep up the good work, your a legend..!

$58.58

Laura & Matt Swanwick

Well done Heather. Good luck for the run 🏃‍♀️

$53.25

Vil

Keep up the awesome work for this amazing cause!!!!

$50

Wendy Lewis

$47.75

Bmi

$31.95

Alex

Awesome work Heather!

$31.95

Deb Cimino

Good on you Heather! Deb xxx

$31.95

Maree Frisby

$31.95

Kph

$31.95

Christopher Parsons

Great work Heather, keeepp runnning!! Chris, Kirsty and Finn

$31.95

Greg Perrott

$31.95

Anna Smith

$31.95

Kate Negus

$31.95

Rebecca Groves

Strong woman!!!!

$31.95

Lyn P

$31.95

Eliza

$4.42

Heather Maddison