Help end childhood dementia

Join fellow Childhood Dementia Initiative supporters as they conquer some of the highest peaks in Australia and help shine a light on childhood dementia.

Come with us and take on the challenge of trekking some of the most remarkable parts of Australia’s Snowy Mountain range to raise funds and urgent awareness for childhood dementia.

This is an adventure like no other! Not only will you trek to the summit of Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain, but also its sister peak Mt. Etheridge and the nearby Rams Head North. As you put your mind and body to the test, you’ll be rewarded with unparalleled views of colossal mountainscapes, majestic alpine woodlands and the breathtaking expanse of endless open sky. See historic huts nestled in the mountainside and the crystal clear waters of Lake Cootapatamba, one of only six glacial lakes in Australia.

And the best part? As you conquer some of Australia’s highest peaks, you’ll be helping inspire action and accelerate solutions for children suffering with dementia.

Please don’t leave childhood dementia to slowly kill more children.

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Join our founding investors

Help us to make childhood dementia a national health priority. We need your help to turn our vision into reality over the first two foundational years for the Childhood Dementia Initiative. Our two year strategic plan focuses on developing the groundswell and networks required to effect systemic change - we need to educate and influence across the board and raise awareness of the problem that is childhood dementia in order to secure a place on the Australian Government's health agenda.

We invite you to become one of our growing group of Founding Investors to enable us to carry out this vital work.  Your contribution, whether one-off or recurring will underpin the success of the work we have done to date and enable us to plan for the future. If you would like to learn more about how your generosity can help create a world without childhood dementia, please contact us at:

These founding investors have made generous donations of $5,000 or more:

  • Emma Hogan
  • The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP
  • Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc
  • Australian Communities Foundation 
  • (In memory of) David John and Mary Louise Lynch 

For Families: Join our National Childhood Dementia Consumer Network

Childhood Dementia Initiative wants to ensure that children with dementia, their families and carers have a voice. We are in the process of setting up our National Childhood Dementia Consumer Network. It will be an avenue to ensure your voice is heard by health and policy decision makers. 

If you are a family member or carer of a child with dementia, or if you are a bereaved family member, we'd love to connect with you. We'll keep you updated on progress and opportunities to get involved. Connect with us here

Join our Childhood Dementia Research Network

Childhood Dementia Initiative is bringing together the world’s brilliant health and medical researchers to work collaboratively to develop new effective treatments. If you are a researcher and would like to find out more, please get in touch with our Head of Research, Kris Elvidge at:

Become a monthly donor


Your support will enable us to continue the urgent work that is needed to fast track effective therapeutics for children suffering with dementia. A regular monthly donation helps us plan more effectively for the future; thank you for your generosity. 


Please don’t leave childhood dementia to slowly kill more children.

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Be a catalyst of change

By supporting the Childhood Dementia Initiative, you are accelerating solutions for children who are suffering. 

You can donate. 

You can help drive research.

You can raise awareness.

And you will help bring answers to children and families all over the world.