THE team at the Rivervale-based Optus Business Centre is on a mission to raise $10,000 for this year’s Alzheimer’s Australia Memory Walk.
If successful, the amount raised will be the largest team total in the history of the event.
Managing director Yasemin Malyniak is leading the campaign, which has so far raised almost $7250, after her mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, aged 62.
“My mission is simple, I want to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s,” Ms Malyniak said.
“I want to help people to understand and gain empathy for those who suffer from this debilitating illness and the families it affects.
“Ultimately I want a cure to be found so that our children and children’s children never have to suffer from this crippling disease.”
Optus staff member Andy Mills is leading the individual contributions with $3039.
The walk will be held on Sunday, October 16 at Perry Lakes.
With more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia, it is the nation’s second biggest cause of death.
To support the walk, visit https://2016perthmemorywalkjog.everydayhero.com/au/optus-business-centre-perth