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Join Millions in Making the Longest Day of the Year an Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

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The summer solstice comes June 21, making it the longest day of the year. It’s also a big fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease that millions of people participate in every year.

The Alzheimer’s Association calls the fundraiser “The Longest Day.” Their motto for the day is, “The day with the most light is the day we fight.”

The cause to raise money for Alzheimer’s is so worthy for a number of reasons, all related to the toll the disease takes in the U.S. About 6 million Americans live with the disease, bringing with it a cost estimate of $321 billion, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

So many people’s lives are touched by Alzheimer’s in various, and you may know several people in that category in your assisted living community, or friends, or family. To join the fight against Alzheimer’s, try doing a fundraiser on June 21.

How to Join the “fight”

Joining “The Longest Day” fundraiser is actually very easy. Because it’s held on June 21, you literally have a ton of daylight — more than 14 hours — to fundraise. It’s 5 hours more daylight than the shortest day of the year in December.

The great thing about “The Longest Day” is it’s easy to get involved. It’s really up to you and your imagination, your passion, your creativity, and your commitment! 

You can even raise funds right in your residence in your assisted living facility. You can be inside, outside, online, with other people, social distancing, on a video, or in other ways. Get creative!

By raising money to fight Alzheimer’s, your helping raise awareness for the care, support, and research that the Alzheimer’s Association backs. You’re helping so many people, including that person or persons whose lives are affected by Alzheimer’s.

How to Get Started

The options for your fundraiser truly are unlimited. It’s anything from an exercise you enjoy, to a jogathon, or yogathon, swimming, pool exercises, or other activities. These include dance or movement, playing a game, or card game, doing a puzzle, crossword, or sudoku, taking part in a hobby you enjoy, or other things that come to your mind.

You could do a painting, or teach painting or drawing. You could throw a party or host an event. What are things you enjoy doing in your assisted living community? Some people might crochet, or knit, or bake, or teach proper form in the weight room or exercise room. It’s totally up to you. 

Other ideas include teaching a class online, holding a putting contest, or hopping on an exercise bike. The options really are endless!

Donations are Easy Too

The easiest way to get involved is a donation. You can find fundraiser’s on the Alzheimer’s Association website or maybe you know someone in the community who has joined the fight.

For more information on how you can participate, sign up, or donate, visit the  Alzheimer’s Association website.

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