Janice Rushworth, along with a group of trekkers, is walking the Flinders Ranges in South Australia in 2023 to raise funds to support the fight against dementia.

In 2023, The primary goal is to raise $20,000 to fund the current Alastair Rushworth Scholar, to discover treatments to help solve this devastating disease.

QBI Alastair Rushworth PhD Fundraising Trek 2023

When: 26-30 October
Where: Flinders Ranges, South Australia

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About QBI Alastair Rushworth PhD Fundraising Trek supporting dementia research

There is currently no treatment or cure for dementia, which is the second leading cause of death in Australia and the most prevalent cause of death for Australian women. Dementia affects almost one in 10 people over the age of 65 and research at QBI is providing a pathway to potential treatments to millions worldwide.

In 2017, Janice Rushworth established the Alastair Rushworth PhD Scholarship Fund in 2017 in memory of her husband, Alastair Rushworth, who sadly passed away from early-onset Alzheimer's Disease in 2016. 

Funds raised through the QBI Alastair Rushworth PhD Fundraising Trek will support a PhD student conducting critical dementia research at the Queensland Brain Institute.