The Longest Day is the Alzheimer’s Association’s second biggest outreach initiative, organized with the purpose of recognizing the challenges facing both Alzheimer’s patients and their loved ones. The Longest Day will occur on June 21, 2018: the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. The Longest Day is a nationwide program that involves communities across the nation coming together to participate in activities, raise awareness, and fund research for Alzheimer’s.
Want to get involved in this national public initiative? Learn how to get started with the steps below.
- Visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s homepage to register and select activities to participate in. From crafting and gardening to hiking and cycling, there is something for everyone to take part in.
- Find a way to get involved. You can start a team, join an existing one, host an event, sign up as an individual participant, or donate in support of a participant. If you have relatives and friends in other areas, you can opt to start an Anywhere Team that is active from numerous locations within the country and across the globe.
- All participants are asked to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association in support of furthering research and providing services for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their families. Need fundraising ideas? Registering for the Longest Day can provide you with numerous tools to assist you in your fundraising efforts. Check out a few of the Association’s fundraising ideas to start brainstorming.
- Whether you plan to host an event, join a team, or become a member of one, start preparing for the events you will engage in. Contact family and friends, create event invitations, contact local teams within your community, and start organizing the activities you plan to take part in on The Longest Day.
The Longest Day centers on showing love and support for all individuals affected by Alzheimer’s. Register for The Longest Day to join the cause to end Alzheimer's disease.