Mark Fitzpatrick

I'm taking part in the virtual Melbourne Memory Walk & Jog for my Mum, Margaret, and raising funds to combat dementia.

Thank you to everyone who has given so generously. surprised 

Because Dementia support and research needs every dollar we can throw at it as a community, please do consider making a donation, even though the $2500 goal has now been reached. Thank you all!

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On Sunday 3 May, I’m going to jog/shuffle my way through a 9.5km jog to raise funds in support of those impacted by dementia.

This is the furthest I will have run in a long time. I'm not expecting to break land speed records, but I've started training in earnest.

I'm taking on this personal challenge to make a positive, proactive contribution to combating a disease that leaves impacted families more or less powerless.

Margaret, my mum, has dementia. She is pictured with me, above, tickling me in the hope of ruining our photo (an old trick!) Instead, it's become my favourite. This run, and future fundraising I plan on completing for this cause, is for her.

Any amount you can donate will support the work of the Dementia Australia team.

They provide vital support services for people like mum, their families and carers. These services include counselling, support groups, education and training.

I will document my jog on May 3, and share the results, so that you can see I have come good on my personal challenge.

Thank you for your support,
Mark

My Achievements

Received First Donation

Uploaded Profile Pic

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

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Vicki & Ross Jeffrey

Lovely mother, lovely son.

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John And Denise Robinson

Run like the wind lol

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Anonymous

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Maureen Mcginnis

Fantastic idea - good luck

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Anonymous

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Carly Martin

All the best Mark! A great cause that unfortunately we are exposed to. Xxx

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Alex & Matt

Good luck Mark! We're 100?hind.... ...Fran's carb loading suggestion!

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Leah Venettacci

Xoxox

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Sandie Mckay

Great cause and great motivation to get jogging again. Doing us proud especially your beautiful mum. I can be at the finish line holding a nice glass of red if you need more incentive. xx

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Fran Lockhart

I look forward to helping you train. And by that, I mean just the carb-loading part. Go Marky 👟👟

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Josie Cox

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Richard Edge

Hey there my friend! You are a GREAT man.

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Craig And Robyn Wolfe

Go you good thing, great cause!

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Kristy And Karina

Great initiative for your gorgeous mum! Good luck with the race!! We are cheering for you!

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Bruce Jeffrey

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Carol Douglas

Doing for your mum, you’ll smash it x

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Ian Kube

Hi Mark , Just got a message from your Dad. We know what this terrible disease does to people and families first hand don't we. All the best and good luck

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Edward Howard

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Sandra Dempsey

You’re a champion Sparky! What a special way to honour your mum and contribute to a great cause! Lots of love to you and all the best for the day! ❤️

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Kylie Cirak

Run hard, MP xxx

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Sophie Sangwell

You are an inspirational! Always giving back and willing to face a challenge 😉 please run like the wind but let the wind guide you onwards Xxxx good luck Sparky 😘

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Simon & Kevin

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Anonymous

Good on you Mark. Happy shuffling!

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Anonymous

Good luck Mark.

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Des Fitzpatrick

"To the moon and back"

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Helen Welling

Hope this helps the cause. Good luck on your run.

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Erin And Tubes

🎶Walking 9.5, what a way to cure dementia🎶 -Dolly Parton. Go mark!!! Xx

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Alex Mcmillan

Gooo Mark!

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Judith Ranson

Good on you Mark, go well.

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Annette Downs

All the best x

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Essie Kruckemeyer

Go Markey!!

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Ingrid Ganley

Great work Mark!

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Pip Tyrrell

Way to go Mark! Witnessing this ghastly syndrome in my own family and with a friend. Love to you (and I still laugh at the Mrs Slocombe pic of me measuring your inside leg!)

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Michelle Eddy

Goodluck with the training and on the day!! And remember, slow and steady wins the race ;)

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Gina Rose

Brilliant cause- proud of you. Lotsa love. X

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Martine Barber

What a fantastic thing you are doing Uncle Mark good luck love you heaps love Marty and Bailey

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Sarah Kealy

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Matthew Schulz

Nice one Mark. Lizzie's Dad has vascular dementia, which isn't great, so anything you're doing to help is ace! Good luck with the training. I'm a slow-and-steady runner myself.

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Lachlan Pollock

Go Mark!

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Anne Carey

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Sally Angus

You have all my support and love xx

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David Fitzpatrick

Hi brother.i heard on the grapevine your putting your ass on the line for our mum and those many mum's and dads,and people around with this cruel disease.your a champion my little brother and I love you.all the best regards david

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Gina Cirillo

You my friend are a star!

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Georgia Wilton

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Kerryn

Thanks for doing this Mark. I know so many people who are affected by this. And I love the photo.

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Mark Fitzpatrick

Backing myself for 9.5km!

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Daniel Burke

I know that you can do this, and you know that I know that you can do this, because entanglement and so forth. Good luck!

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Rose

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Monique Jeffrey

Good luck Mark. Dementia is such a horrible disease, your Mum is so very lucky to have you in her corner! Xx

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Barber

Good luck Mark , thinking of your mu Karen( baileys nan)