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Maccabi LIFE - Collaborates with Dementia Australia for Successful Inaugural Community Event

Posted: 02-May-2019 by Maccabi VIC

 

Over 450 people registered for the Maccabi LIFE Dementia Australia Memory Walk & Jog which was held simultaneously in Melbourne and Sydney last Sunday 28 April.

To date, the event has raised in excess of $20,000, and will be held in Perth on 26 May. 

Thanks to 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Racewalker, Jemima Montag, the Melbourne event ambassador, who both officiated the start of the jog/walk and joined in, completing the 3 lap course in her renowned racewalking style.

Despite the drizzly weather in Melbourne, over 200 joggers and walkers and four legged furry friends came down to Caulfield Park to participate – a real community event!
 
This walk is one of a number of health and wellness events that Maccabi will host each year as we look to engage a broader spectrum of the community in healthy lifestyle activities. We recognise that not everyone is interested in belonging to a club or playing sport – and so we launched the Maccabi LIFE program.

SO WHAT IS MACCABI LIFE?

It is a health and wellbeing program that has been designed to increase community participation in a raft of activities including education seminars, unstructured physical events and social connections.

WHY IS MACCABI EXPANDING ITS OFFER?

We value and care about the Community’s health and wellbeing. We have played a role in promoting a healthy outlook through sport for over 90 years – this program is a natural extension and will appeal to a wider spectrum of the community. Our core membership is made up of people who are involved in structured club based sport – we want to engage as much of the community as we can in being active through informal programs.

WHAT BENEFITS CAN WE OFFER

Access to health and wellbeing content via the Maccabi LIFE online portal
Access to education, seminars, workshops and unstructured physical activities for those in the community who want to get healthier and stronger
A loyalty program with rewards, discounts on health and wellbeing products and services
In time to come, health and wellbeing centres in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Click on the link below which will take you to the Maccabi LIFE website from which you can join the Maccabi LIFE Loyalty Program for Free
http://www.maccabi.com.au/National/Life/Page/4314/Maccabi-Life/Maccabi-Life.cfm

If you would like to volunteer with us on future Maccabi LIFE projects, please contact Maccabi Australia Executive Director, Ryan O'Connor .

Look out for our Health Expos which are being planned for later this year.

Maccabi LIFE is not only for the benefit of Maccabi members, but also for the entire Jewish community across Australia.

On behalf of Maccabi across Australia and Dementia Australia we would like to thank all who took part in this great event and for helping to make a difference for a great cause.

Donations are still open, if you'd like to support - CLICK HERE for the event page for final donations.

Sincere thanks also to Victoria Fruit Palace and Kez’s Kitchen for the delicious fresh fruit and energy bars generously donated on the day for the enjoyment of all walkers and joggers.

Thanks also to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped to make this event happen – we could not have done it without you! 

“Maccabi LIFE is a visionary and very welcome initiative by a great organisation that touches many individuals and families of nearly everyone in the Australian Jewish community."  Professor Paul Zimmet AO

Click here to see more photos from the Melbourne walk

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