Monday, December 26, 2011

Become a Dementia Champion and a T-shirt/Wristband GIVEAWAY - (CLOSED)


National President Ita Buttrose
 Did you know there are currently 267,000 Australians with dementia and 1.2 million people who care for them in some way?

In 2012 that will increase to almost 280,000 people with dementia and 1,600 new cases each week. Alzeihmer's Australia is urging the government to create a Dementia Action Plan to address the dementia epidemic set to hit Australia.

I have had a family member affected by Dementia and I know how important it is to have support, to help the affected person and their family.

We definitely need more awareness and support systems in place to tackle the issues that we face, as the number of dementia cases increase.



Here is a video on Dementia and what it means:



I have signed up as a Dementia Champion to show my support in helping fight Alzeihmers. If you want to become a Dementia Champion just sign up here http://www.campaign.fightdementia.org.au/

Me with my t-shirt and wristband
A great way of showing support is by wearing a Fight Alzheimer's t shirt and wristband. I love mine and have some to giveaway to anyone that is also passionate about supporting a great cause. If your interested, there is also a petition that you can sign HERE 

******************************************GIVEAWAY*******(CLOSED)

I have EIGHT Fight Alzheimer's T-shirts and wristband packs to giveaway.

For your chance to win, let me know what charities/causes you are passionate about supporting? in the comments below.


Terms and conditions ( please read!):
1. Open to Australian residents only.
2. Be a follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect
3. This giveaway finishes 21st of January 2012 at 10pm. (AEST)
4. Please ensure that I can email you, if you are the winner. (Leave your email in the comment or have it linked to your profile)
5. PR for Alzheimer's will be sending out the prizes.

****Optional entries.........( let me know in the coments below if you have done an extra entry)

For one extra entry, 'Like' my facebook page DanniiBeauty

For a second extra entry, sign up as a dementia champion HERE

Thanks to everyone who entered!
The winners are:


Smilie girl
Yvette @ Delightfully Tacky
Pam
Melissa
Amanda
Melanie Kuziemko
Darya
Anonymous - Nikola. E

Stay tuned for more great giveaways soon!


16 comments:

Smilie girl said...

Good for you for promoting this. Both my husband and I have had grandparents with different forms of dementia and it is so hard on everyone. And as our population continues to age... lots needs to be done.
Also became a dementia champion.

Amy Shambrook said...

I'm passionate about supporting charities to do with human rights especially women's rights and LGBTIQ rights. Also, I support mental health charities such as beyond blue.

Yvette @ Delightfully Tacky said...

We support Canteen, Red Cross, Salvation Army and the Smith Family in our household..

My nan had Dementia and Alzheimer's for 15 years before she passed. The last few years she was just a shell and it was so sad to see her like that as she was such a vibrant outgoing person her whole life.

Pam said...

I'm very passionate about Lifeline and volunteer as a telephone crisis support person. This vital community service relies on community support - to offer support and find out what volunteer opportunities are available your readers can call 1800 880 681 (hope you don't mind the plug!).

My gran had Alzheimers, it's a horrible thing, and so hard for the family too. More than happy to support. Off to sign the petition!

Pam said...

Already like you on FB :)

Pam said...

Signed up :)

Melissa said...

I’m very passionate about SIDS as my cousin passed away from this :( Very said time I was only 3 but I still can remember some things. I also think about him every single day.

Amanda said...

I support Dementia as my mother grew her wings at 64 years of age after suffering the awful disease for 8 years. I also support Cystic Fibrosis as a friends baby boy was born with it.
Have joined ur facebook page and become a Dementia Champion too

Dianna Locke said...

I support the multiple myeloma foundation because my mother died after an eleven year battle with the disease. As a sufferer of carcinoid a rare (but becoming less so) neuroendocrine cancer I am also passionate about supporting research into this cancer.

Melanie Kuziemko said...

When I read your post it sounded off bells close to home. My dear Nana is one of the many Australian's who suffers from Alzheimers. It is very sad and I am all for supporting awareness and especially research because while I know there is no hope for my Nan, that a future cure/treatment would possibly help others avoid the pain that my family are going through. What a great cause, thanks heaps for supporting and blogging about it too :)

Melanie Kuziemko said...

Oh I followed your Facebook page and signed up as a dementia champion :)

Jeanette said...

I have worked as a personal carer in the past and I am shocked by the lack of support that the sufferers and carers recieve. We all need to do more not only for dementia but for all people who require care.

Helen de Brueys said...

As a family we support LifeSavers as we go to beaches often, and we also support Canteen and National Breast Cancer (my Aunt is a sufferer). We try to tech our children the importance of giving to charities (even though we do not have a lot) as we think it will inspire them to continue these traditions in the future.

Darya said...

I support Ronan McDonald House Charities Australia, I love their programs for disadvantaged/sick kids.

Darya said...

Also, I like you on Facebook and follow via GFC. My e-mail is: daryakhomich@y7mail.com.

Anonymous said...

I support Berry Street Australia, which takes care of people with disabilities. I follow you via GFC - Nikola. E-mail: sammifenn@y7mail.com.

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