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ARIA Restaurant Sydney Continues Strong Support of The Dementia Momentum®

ARIA Restaurant Sydney Continues Strong Support of The Dementia Momentum
L-R: Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Patron of CHeBA's Maintain Your Brain Study, and Richard Grellman AM, Spokesman for The Dementia Momentum®
HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au With dementia estimated to cost Australia more than $14 billion in 2017, a number of Sydney’s senior executives attended ARIA Restaurant Sydney’s annual charity luncheon on 16 June to support The Dementia Momentum® initiative of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). The event, held for the fourth consecutive year, aims to drive philanthropic support from the corporate community toward vital research at CHeBA to change the future of dementia incidence. Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Patron of CHeBA’s Maintain Your Brain Study, was MC for the event which… Read More
31 Oct 2016

Gap State High Fundraises for CHeBA

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Michael Gibson, year 12 student at The Gap State High School was successful in his bid for CHeBA to be the recipient of the School's free dress donation program. Fellow Student Advisory Committee members Pia Walters, Zac Woodroff-Pierson and Julia Twomey backed Michael in his bid which generated $500 in gold coin donations to The Dementia Momentum® initiative at CHeBA. At an assembly on Friday, 28th October Michael addressed his school saying "the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing is a brain research centre focused on preventing Alzheimer's disease and… Read More
26 Jul 2016

City2Surf First Timers Run for Mum

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au At the age of just 61, a mother of three adoring children and seven beautiful grandchildren was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.  Her specialist physician was CHeBA Co-Director Professor Henry Brodaty.  A mere five years on and this loving Mum, Suellen Grellman,  is now living in a high care nursing home and requires assistance with everything that she does, including eating and drinking.  Understandably, Suellen’s daughter, Sarah Holmes, has found this journey tough.  “Watching my vibrant, confident, intelligent Mum deal and… Read More
30 May 2016

Wipeout Dementia® 2016 Exceeds Fundraising Target

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Twenty of Sydney’s corporate surfers, led by Ambassador Richard Grellman AM, combined forces to raise awareness around the modifiable lifestyle factors for improving brain health, as part of the third Wipeout Dementia® campaign. The gruelling four-week strength for surfing training course culminated in a Surf Off on Saturday, where participants demonstrated their newly honed skills while raising funds for The Dementia Momentum®, an initiative of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). The latest campaign – with major sponsors Morgans and… Read More
19 May 2016

Morgans Strengthens Partnership to Gold Member

Morgans Strengthens Partnership to Gold Member
Mark Gross, Executive Director at Morgans and competitor in the November 2015 Wipeout Dementia® campaign.
KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Morgans Foundation has continued its outstanding record of support of The Dementia Momentum®, recognised through an upgrade from Bronze to Gold membership in April 2016. To date, Morgans Foundation has committed in excess of $50,000 to CHeBA’s initiative through a combination of direct donations, event sponsorship and longer term funding commitments. Morgans Foundation first supported The Dementia Momentum® by sponsoring Spokesman Richard Grellman AM in the inaugural Wipeout Dementia® campaign in May 2015.  Following this event Mark… Read More
11 May 2016

Alceon joins The Dementia Momentum®

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Alceon became the latest Teal Member of The Dementia Momentum® through a generous donation of $5,000 in May 2016. Alceon’s donation follows the attendance of Founder and Managing Director, Trevor Loewensohn, at the corporate leader luncheon hosted by Genworth to support The Dementia Momentum® on 29 March 2016. Spokesman for The Dementia Momentum® and Chairman of Genworth, Richard Grellman AM, addressed the attendees of this event and called on the corporate world to accept the challenge of increasing research funding into dementia… Read More

Colliers International Residential First Silver Member of The Dementia Momentum®

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Following his incredible display of support as competitor in the inaugural Wipeout Dementia® campaign in May, Managing Director of Colliers International Residential, Peter Chittenden, arranged for Colliers to become the first Silver Member of The Dementia Momentum®. Colliers’ $30,000 donation came in the wake of Mr Chittenden’s personal fundraising achievement of over $7,500 in the May event.  Drawing on his positive experience, Mr Chittenden gave an inspiring presentation at the Wipeout Dementia® cocktail event hosted by AMP… Read More
15 Sep 2015

Watson Mangioni Lawyers help Wipeout Dementia®

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au One of the fundraising highlights of the year for The Dementia Momentum® was the launch of the Wipeout Dementia® campaign; a four week strength for surfing training program culminating in a Surf Off tournament between corporate competitors. Spokesman for The Dementia Momentum®, Richard Grellman AM, said the event was an extraordinary success and credited the participants for their dedication to raising awareness and for their fundraising efforts. The four week event, sponsored by Watson Mangioni Lawyers, is in honour of Richard Grellman’s wife… Read More

Platinum Support for The Dementia Momentum® from Phil Cave AM and Judy Harris

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The first Founding Members of The Dementia Momentum® were Phil Cave AM and wife Judy Harris, who generously came on board as Platinum Members of this initiative in support of their close friend, spokesman for The Dementia Momentum®, Richard Grellman AM and his wife Suellen, who has advanced young onset Alzheimer's disease. Their contribution of $100,000, prior to the official launch in March 2015, has been integral to the development of this research initiative. Phil and Judy said it has always been their priority to support both… Read More