Across Australia, throughout June, there is an excellent opportunity to raise much needed funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s Australia and to help them in their fight against Dementia. It’s a campaign called ‘Bring it to the Table’.
There are more 30,700 people living with dementia in Western Australia and with its growing prevalence, Alzheimer’s Australia WA (AA WA) is calling on the local community to Bring it to the Table.
To get involved all your need to do is invite your friends, family or co-workers to join you for a meal, whether that be dinner, lunch, a picnic in the park, a high tea, you can choose. Then encourage your guests to make a donation to Alzheimer’s Australia WA and have a conversation about why dementia care and research is important.
“As the second leading cause of death in Western Australia, it is critical that people gain a greater understanding of dementia,” Rhonda Parker, AA WA CEO said.
“Alzheimer’s Australia WA’s signature event, Bring it to the Table is a fun and engaging way to show support for those living with dementia and break down the stigma and myths surrounding the disease.
“Many associate dementia as an old person’s disease however there are now more than 24,000 people in Australia, some as young as 30, who have been diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia.”
To launch Bring it to the Table, a celebrity cook-off will see AA WA’s ambassadors, Josh Catalano (former Masterchef contestant), and Daniela and Stefania (former My Kitchen Rules contestants), go head-to-head in a race against the clock at Kitchen Headquarters in Osborne Park on Wednesday, 28 May. Emcee on the day will be celebrated butcher, the ‘Prince of Flesh’ Vince Garreffa.
Those who have registered to host a Bring it to the Table event, will be invited to come and bang some pans in support of their favourite celebrity chef’s dish.
“We also encourage people to share their support on our Facebook page and by following us on Twitter @alzheimerswa, using the hashtag #BringItToTheTable,” Ms Parker added.
Bring it to the Table is open to individuals, families and businesses and all funds raised will go to providing quality dementia care and education programs for families living with dementia.
The highest fundraising host will win a fully catered dinner for eight cooked by Josh Catalano, WA’s celebrity fishmonger and AA WA ambassador.
To register your event visit www.bringittothetable.com.au