Dementia campaigner Janice Rushworth, along with a group of trekkers, are walking the Bay of Fires and Freycinet National Park to raise funds to support the fight against dementia.

The primary goal is to raise $30,000 to fund the newest Alastair Rushworth Scholar, Montana Samantzis, who is working to discover treatments to help solve this devastating disease.

QBI Alastair Rushworth PhD Fundraising Trek 2022

When: 27-31 October
Where: Bay of Fires and Freycinet National Park

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About QBI Steps for 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 Steps for Dementia Research will support a PhD student conducting critical dementia research at the Queensland Brain Institute.

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