Drive Out Dementia

On Friday 27 October 2017 the inaugural Drive Out Dementia will be taking place.

Drive Out Dementia is a one day event where 16 motoring enthusiasts are invited to an exclusive opportunity to test their driving prowess and the capabilities of their prestige vehicle on a purpose-built 5km private road.

Participants will have a qualified co-pilot assisting them to safely master the lines around this driving nirvana. As this is a private property, there is no racing or timing provided, rather the focus is on participants enjoying their cars in a closed, controlled environment with access to some great drivers. The event is strictly by invitation only and limited to 16 places. Participants will be one of only 4 other drivers on the private road at any one time.

Apart from experiencing the thrill of challenging their driving skills, participants will be helping raise both awareness and supporting vital research into dementia.

Richard Grellman AM, whose wife Suellen has advanced young onset Alzheimer's disease, knows first-hand just how devastating the impact of this disease is. "As the incidence continues to increase it is going to touch every Australian.  The economic cost of that is going to be breathtaking.  There is a big job to be done by all of us to understand the scale of this as it comes towards us and do what we can to position the country to cope with it," said Mr Grellman, who is Spokesman for The Dementia Momentum initiative.

"With Australian dementia costs set to exceed $14 billion in 2017 alone, my hope is that more people will participate in exclusive activities like this to drive critical research funds to The Dementia Momentum."

Participants pay a fee of $1,000 to join this special event and are encouraged to make a tax deductible donation to The Dementia Momentum.

To become a sponsor of Drive Out Dementia or register your interest for future Drive Out Dementia events contact h.douglass@unsw.edu.au

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Dr Sophia Dean

    Professor Perminder
    Sachdev AM

    Scientia Professor

Dr Sophia Dean

    Professor Henry Brodaty
    AO

    Scientia Professor

 

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