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15 - 25 June 2017
Yosemite National Park - California, United States
Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians over 65 years, and the third leading cause of disability overall. It is expected that by 2020 there will be 400,000 Australians living with dementia and its devastating effects. This number is expected to rise to 900,000 by 2050.
But there is something you can do to help change those statistics. By fundraising for Mater Foundation on the 2017 Miles for Memories: Yosemite Trek, you'll be helping the team at Mater Research investigate the potential for an early intervention treatment for dementia.
Accompanied by experienced guides, by day you will discover the glacier-carved meadows of Yosemite Valley and trek through an ancient giant sequoia forest, under cascading waterfalls and to the summit of high granite peaks. By night you will camp under the stars, falling asleep to the nocturnal sounds of the forest. Marvel at some of America’s (and the world’s) tallest waterfalls, biggest trees and loftiest cliffs that rise majestically from the valley floor.
With your challenge complete, you will discover the bustling metropolis that is San Francisco. Experience the incredible blend of culture in a city where East meets West, body meets soul and fact is inextricably entwined with fiction. Best of all, you’ll be helping Mater researchers carry out potentially life-changing research in the field of dementia.
Find out more information about Miles for Memories: Yosemite Trek 2017.
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