Watson Mangioni Lawyers help Wipeout Dementia®

15 Sep 2015

CHeBA Blog: 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 Suellen who has advanced young onset Alzheimer’s disease and is in full time residential care.

Director of Watson Mangioni Lawyers Chris Clarke, who was also a participant in Wipeout Dementia, member of the winning team (Grellman’s Evergreens) and recipient of the Player’s Player Award said he was thrilled for his company to have been able to support such a worthy cause.

“It was a privilege to sponsor this first event and to be able to participate alongside Richard Grellman in what was truly a quality strength for surfing program and an extremely enjoyable event overall,” he said. “Watson Mangioni is committed to giving back to the community and to be able to support a campaign that raised nearly $100,000 for dementia research was an honour.”

The significance of Wipeout Dementia® is the tie-in between physical exercise and brain health. Studies have shown that physical exercise reduces the rate of decline in cognitive function in people with mild memory problems. The message for all Australians is: get active.

Richard Grellman said that the success of the first Wipeout Dementia® will ensure that this campaign will continue to be run.

“I remain committed to promoting The Dementia Momentum® through various activities and community campaigns such as Wipeout Dementia,” he said. “I’m pleased to announce that we will be running another over the month of November.”

For full coverage of the May 2015 Wipeout Dementia® event, see Wipeout Dementia® for CHeBA.

For more information about participating in or sponsoring this event contact Heidi Douglass.