The Longest Day is an exciting team fundraising event of the Alzheimer's Association. On Saturday, June 21, 2014 (the summer solstice and the longest day of the year), teams across the globe join together to honor those facing Alzheimer's disease with passion, endurance and love. From sunrise to sunset, teams participate by doing what they love, trying something new or selecting an activity that honors a friend or family member.
The only "rule" is that someone on the team is active during each hour of daylight on The Longest Day. Teams can be any size (from one to 100), and each member is encouraged to raise $100 per hour of activity for the care, support and research efforts of the Association (a minimum of $1,600 per team). As the sun sets on The Longest Day, teams join together in a sunset ceremony — virtually or in person — to celebrate their achievements and reflect on the event.
Last year, teams for The Longest Day raised an incredible $1.3 million and had an inspiring team fundraising average of $1,500. Our 730 teams took part in physical activities like running and biking, hobbies such as bridge, baking and reading, and honoring family members by doing some of their favorite things, like fishing, sailing and dancing.
Register at www.alz.org/TLD