CHeBA Welcomes PJ Lane as Ambassador

Date Published: 
18 September 2012
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PJ Lane, CHeBA Ambassador, presenting to audience


It is said that PJ Lane has showbiz in his genes.  At age 11, PJ was awarded a Performing Arts Scholarship at The Scots College, Sydney.  He won a basketball scholarship to a College in Connecticut where he minored in music.  With a Dean’s List distinction and a star in the College’s plays and musicals, PJ was setting the groundwork for what would lie ahead.  As the Winner of the 2012 ACE Award for Best New Performer, and with a number of TV accolades under his belt (including appearances on a number of television talk shows, regular presenting on Sydney Weekender, lead roles in Neighbours, Underbelly Badness, the HBO/ABC mini-series Serangoon Road and the upcoming Australian thriller 6 Plots), he has quickly become one of Australia’s most loved stars.  Later this year PJ will feature in a movie starring Cuba Gooding Jnr, Something Whispered. 

PJ has also been the subject of a featured story on A Current Affair and performed live in front of 90,000 people at the 2009 Woolworths Carols in the Domain as well as at the 2010 TV Week Logie Awards and on Mornings with Kerri-Anne.  PJ is the producer and host of The Memory Lane Concert; a gala fundraiser featuring Australia’s finest performers raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease, and is the Ambassador for the Centre for Healthy Brain Agein (CHeBA).

Losing my father to dementia and watching how the disease progressed has inspired me to do everything and anything I can to make a difference. Awareness and early detection is vital but it's the research by people such as Henry Brodaty and Perminder Sachdev that holds the key to a future without dementia and dementia-related illnesses.