Thursday, June 12, 2014

16 Hours to Raise Funds and Awareness for Alzheimer’s

On The Longest Day, Alzheimer’s teams around the world come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of caregivers and patients facing Alzheimer's.

The event is held on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and gives participants a sense of what 24/7 caregivers experience each day. On June 21st, participants will take part in more than 16 consecutive hours of an activity of their choice and raise $100 per hour, for a total of $1600 over the course of the day. Participants show their compassion and support for those living with Alzheimer’s, along with their respect and admiration. More than 15 million caregivers provide committed, around-the-clock assistance to those suffering with the disease. They are most definitely a group worth honoring.

You can start by grabbing your friends and picking an activity you love! Activities can include bowling, boating, playing cards, walking, playing sports, baking, dancing, hiking, crafting, etc. Get more ideas here!

Funds raised from The Longest Day will be used by the Alzheimer’s Association for accelerated research across the globe, for providing care and support to those in need and for advocating the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s.

To learn more about how you can get involved, call your local association at 614.457.6003 and ask for Matt.

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