It was recently announced that Sterling Nasa, Year 5 student at The Scots College, has been selected as an ambassador for The Common Good movement in the search for a cure for dementia.
Aiming to raise funds for the Dementia Research Project, Sterling will lead the charge for support in the ‘Sterling’s Dream campaign which will air on TV, radio and in print nationally starting from June 10 through to the end of August
All monies raised will go directly towards The Common Good’ Dementia Research Project, a collaboration with The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, Queensland Brain Institute and CSIRO that will provide the best look yet into the working of the brain to better evaluate the changes that happen with early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, and ultimately find a cure.
Sterling has an ambitious dream. He said, “If I could change the world I would definitely want to cure Alzheimer’s. When I was about three my grandmother got Alzheimer’s … I have always wanted to cure it since then.”
Having experienced the impact this chronic illness has had on his family, Sterling is excited about being part of the campaign. He looks forward to being involved in an initiative with a purpose to support research in this area and ultimately change the lives of many people. He said, “The campaign is about spreading the word that Alzheimer’s is much more common than you think.”
“Its also about challenging people to get creative and raise important money. It might be a sausage sizzle at your local sport day, or getting permission from your school to collect a gold coin from all the students. Any help will make a difference as we really need to find a cure for this disease.”
Chief Executive Officer at The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, Michael Hornby explained, “dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and there is no cure.”
To support Sterling’s Dream to find a cure by donating or to create your own fundraising effort go to www.thecommongood.org.au/sterlingsdream