About the Foundation

Honorary Youth Ambassador - Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson with Spark of Life President Hilary LeeIt is with great joy that we introduce you to Daniel James Johnson, better known as Dan, who comes to the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life with a diverse history. Dan was born in Perth and grew up in the Kimberly region of North West Australia. He has had an amazing broad range of experiences for such a young man. 

When he was 6 years old Dan would take weekend road trips with his family and visit Aboriginal communities. Throughout Secondary School he participated in various charitable activities, writing letters on behalf of Amnesty International, completing the 40 hour famine and doing small acts of community service with his Military Cadets program.

In 2010 after returning from working in remote Aboriginal communities, Dan was employed by a charity consultancy firm and started street fundraising for charities such as Amnesty International, The Fred Hollows Foundation and Red Cross Australia. This work took him across the country and into regional South West Australia, he even found himself on stage with Bono of U2 during an Amnesty International campaign. Dan reluctantly left this dream job to explore the world for most of 2011.

Dan first knew of the Dementia Foundation’s Spark of Life program through commencing a Central Institute of Technology, Certificate IV Business course. The objective of this course is to create a charitable organisation, Grow2Change that fundraises on behalf of an existing charity. Dan attended a one day seminar in Kalamunda on Spark of Life and afterwards was invited to give a short video testimonial.

Due to his passion, enthusiasm, creativity and love for helping others, Dan was invited to become the Honorary Youth Ambassador. He will provide youthful insight and initiatives to help raise both awareness and funds for the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life.