On June, 21st, 2015 the summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages you to participate in The Longest Day, an annual team event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s and dementia. The event lasts from sunrise-to-sunset, a 16 hour time frame which symbolizes the challenging, every day journey of those living with Alzheimer’s and the daily support given to those individuals by their caregivers.
Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise by choosing an activity they love to honor those facing the disease – you’re limited only by your imagination! Anyone can start or join a team, you don’t have to live in the same city, state, or even the same country to get involved!
Every team is asked to register and raise a minimum of $1,600 to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Fundraising can be done in the days leading up to or on The Longest Day. A $1,600 minimum may seem intimidating, but you’ll be surprised how many people have been affected by Alzheimer’s – don’t be nervous to ask others to get involved and donate to the cause. The Alzheimer’s Association can help with coaching, tools and advice on how to reach your fundraising goal. Every dollar you raise benefits those affected by Alzheimer’s disease in your community.
Register now until February 28th for only $15, and visit www.alz.org/thelongestday for fundraising ideas and more information about the event.