Fighting Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day
The Longest Day coincides with Alzheimer’s and Brain awareness month in June. The Longest Day® is the day with the most light – the summer solstice. On June 20, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
What does The Longest Day support?
The Longest Day supports the Alzheimer’s Association’s care, support and research programs.
When and where does The Longest Day occur?
The Longest Day is an annual event held on the summer solstice – the day with the most light. Given the COVID-19 crisis, Longest Day participants can support the event “virtually” through “at-home” and “social-distance” activities – biking, hiking, playing bridge, knitting and more – to honor a loved one impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.
How do people participate?
Participants can visit alz.org/thelongestday to sign up and select an activity. The Alzheimer’s Association can help suggest fun, easy activities that bring friends, family and colleagues together for a great cause. From basketball to baking and card games to crafts, there’s an activity for everyone.
Each participant is asked to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association through their activity, to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts to advance critically needed research and provide care and support to all those impacted by Alzheimer’s. Association staff and volunteers will be there every step of the way with tools, tips and coaching.