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 invited motoring enthusiasts will have the opportunity to test out their driving prowess and capabilities of their prestige vehicles on a private purpose-built 5km track.

This exclusive event features an experienced race car driver who rides along with all participants and guides them in safely mastering racing lines through corners as well as braking at speed. As this event takes place on a private property there is no limitation to the speed our participants can reach, under the direction of their qualified co-pilots.

The underlying purpose of Drive Out Dementia is to raise both awareness and research funding support for The Dementia Momentum, a Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) initiative, which seeks to bring the community and researchers together to find the causes, treatment and hopefully cure for dementia.

"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," says Spokesman for the initiative, Richard Grellman AM, whose wife Suellen has advanced young onset Alzheimer's disease.

"The impact of this disease is devastating.  As the incidence continues to increase it is going to touch every Australian, if not directly then indirectly, and 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," he said.

Participants pay a fee of $1,000 to join this special event and are encouraged to make a minimum tax deductible donation of $5,000 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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Communications Contact

Heidi Mitchell

Marketing & Communications Officer
 

CHeBA Directors

Dr Sophia Dean

    Professor Perminder
    Sachdev AM

    Scientia Professor

Dr Sophia Dean

    Professor Henry Brodaty
    AO

    Scientia Professor

 

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