$9,726.59
$10,000
Richard & Ben University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Richard & Ben
$9,726.59
$10,000
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Richard & Ben
Richard & Ben

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232 days ago, Richard created this page in support of University of New South Wales (UNSW).

With the help of Inter-Generational Wipeout Dementia 2019, Richard gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 27 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $9,726.59.

My Story

The first Wipeout Dementia campaign was held in May 2015 with the goal of raising money to support research under The Dementia Momentum initiative at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), of which I am Spokesman. The two Professors who head this Centre are determined to make a worldwide difference to preventing dementia, earlier intervention and better treatment and care.

I am pleased to act as Ambassador for Wipeout Dementia, alongside my dear friend 1978 World Surfing Champion Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew.

Since its launch, Wipeout Dementia has raised over $1 million for CHeBA's research and has had an extraordinary number of passionate corporates participate and fundraise in the campaigns, including former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and former NSW Premier Mike Baird. With the generous support of sponsors and donors Wipeout Dementia continues to grow and this May will see the first ever inter-generational event in which Ben and I are competing.

My hope is that this campaign continues to expand as it supports a cause very close to my heart. As most of you know, my wife Suellen has advanced young onset Alzheimer’s disease. For me, our children, her family and close friends, we have had to learn to walk this journey with Suellen all sharing the sense of helplessness, frustration and sadness that comes with knowing that there is currently no known cure. But we are not alone. Currently, more than 420,000 Australians have a diagnosis of dementia which is now the second leading cause of death in this country. Estimates show that the number of people with dementia world-wide will increase to 135 million by 2050.

The answer to this challenge lies in critical research. Unfortunately it is too late to help Suellen, but by supporting critical research at CHeBA we have the opportunity to advance their findings and help millions of people in the future.

May I encourage you to give generously to Ben's and my participation in this event and thank you in advance.

https://cheba.unsw.edu.au/wipeout-dementia

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Inter-Generational Wipeout Dementia 2019

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We are thrilled to announce the first ever inter-generational Wipeout Dementia event! Set for 25 May 2019, this event is sponsored by Morgans, Kennards Hire, Ski Japan, Colliers International Residential and Cunninghams, with inkind support from Hurley and Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club.

Team captains Richard Grellman, Rob Gillespie, John Cunningham and Mark Gross are taking on the challenge of a tag team surf contest in father/son and father/daughter duos, with the incentive of inspiring exercise throughout life from a young age - for better brain health in late life, and to raise funds for dementia research at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney.

This fundraising campaign supports The Dementia Momentum, a CHeBA initiative which aims to advance large-scale, big data research into prevention of dementia and increase community awareness about dementia.

Since its launch in 2015, Wipeout Dementia has attracted extraordinary corporate support, including a number of regular senior executive surfers and generous donors. To date, Wipeout Dementia has raised over $1 million in funds and generated widespread media coverage.

Ambassadors for Wipeout Dementia are Richard Grellman AM, Chairman of IPH Limited and FBR Limited and former Chairman of The Association of Surfing Professionals (International) Limited, and 1978 World Surfing Champion Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew AM.

Wipeout Dementia is held in honour of Richard Grellman’s wife, Suellen, who was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s disease aged 61, and is now in advanced stages of the disease, requiring full-time, high level care aged just 68.

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and the leading cause of death in the United Kingdom. There are currently 50 million people worldwide with dementia and without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to reach 131.5 million by 2050. The number of new Australian cases of dementia are projected to increase from current rates of 250 people per day to over 650 people per day by 2056.

The key message of Wipeout Dementia is for all Australians to get active and stay active throughout life to reduce their risk of dementia.

Participants in the event are fantastic exemplars of the role of physical activity in mid-life to improve brain health in late-life.

To find out more about Wipeout Dementia head to https://cheba.unsw.edu.au/wipeout-dementia

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Inter-Generational Wipeout Dementia 2019

Blob

We are thrilled to announce the first ever inter-generational Wipeout Dementia event! Set for 25 May 2019, this event is sponsored by Morgans, Kennards Hire, Ski Japan, Colliers International Residential and Cunninghams, with inkind support from Hurley and Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club.

Team captains Richard Grellman, Rob Gillespie, John Cunningham and Mark Gross are taking on the challenge of a tag team surf contest in father/son and father/daughter duos, with the incentive of inspiring exercise throughout life from a young age - for better brain health in late life, and to raise funds for dementia research at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney.

This fundraising campaign supports The Dementia Momentum, a CHeBA initiative which aims to advance large-scale, big data research into prevention of dementia and increase community awareness about dementia.

Since its launch in 2015, Wipeout Dementia has attracted extraordinary corporate support, including a number of regular senior executive surfers and generous donors. To date, Wipeout Dementia has raised over $1 million in funds and generated widespread media coverage.

Ambassadors for Wipeout Dementia are Richard Grellman AM, Chairman of IPH Limited and FBR Limited and former Chairman of The Association of Surfing Professionals (International) Limited, and 1978 World Surfing Champion Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew AM.

Wipeout Dementia is held in honour of Richard Grellman’s wife, Suellen, who was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s disease aged 61, and is now in advanced stages of the disease, requiring full-time, high level care aged just 68.

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and the leading cause of death in the United Kingdom. There are currently 50 million people worldwide with dementia and without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to reach 131.5 million by 2050. The number of new Australian cases of dementia are projected to increase from current rates of 250 people per day to over 650 people per day by 2056.

The key message of Wipeout Dementia is for all Australians to get active and stay active throughout life to reduce their risk of dementia.

Participants in the event are fantastic exemplars of the role of physical activity in mid-life to improve brain health in late-life.

To find out more about Wipeout Dementia head to https://cheba.unsw.edu.au/wipeout-dementia

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