About the Foundation

West Australian Ambassador - DR Ros Worthington OAM

ros_worthington_profile_croppedwebHumanitarian and tireless charity leader Dr Ros Worthington prides herself on lifting the spirits of others so joining the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life as its West Australian Ambassador is a perfect fit.

Holding an Honorary Doctorate from Murdoch University, WA, Ros is renowned for being a 'voice for the voiceless.' She has founded or helped establish several successful charities over nearly three decades that have raised millions of dollars to help some of society’s most needy and vulnerable.

Ros established the WA branch of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, founded the thriving Breast Cancer Care WA as well as the Love Angel Foundation, teaching children about 'paying it forward' while raising money for orphans and widows around the globe. She also recently spearheaded Lifeline’s HelpME campaign in a bid to eliminate the stigma surrounding depression and suicide. In 1998 she received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM).

A charity powerhouse, Ros is a unique social philanthropist and respected female role model because of her inspiring ability to turn pain into power. Ros strongly believes that every effort should be made to lift the spirits of those with dementia so they can still experience enjoyment in life. While children are the future, the elderly are our heritage, our teachers and our role models. Thanks to them, we know what values are important in life.

Whilst she has received many awards and accolades over the years, it Ros's work at a grass roots level with ordinary people desperate for a helping hand that she finds most rewarding. She believes everyone can play their part in making the world a more harmonious and humanitarian place to live, no matter how big or small.

Seeing the work the Dementia Foundation does has truly touched Ros’ heart and motivated her to become involved in promoting dementia awareness and hopefully help build a brighter future for all involved.