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The Longest Day
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For an individual with Alzheimer's and their caregivers, every day is the longest day. The Alzheimer's Association has created a fundraising event that both symbolizes the daily challenges of Alzheimer's and honors those who battle these challenges daily.

The Longest Day events will be celebrated on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, however, Longest Day teams can raise funds in the days and months prior to June 21.

Longest Day Teams:

  • Choose an activity (bowling, softball, bridge, dancing, boating, hiking, bake sale, etc.).
  • Choose a day or series of days to do the activity.
  • Encourage their friends, family, and co-workers to either join them in the activity or make a donation toward their Longest Day team.
  • Celebrate their fundraising efforts on The Longest Day, June 21. 

Some teams go simple with a Jeans Day at work. Others do something from sunrise to sunset! Each team raises money and awareness for The Longest Day and do so in honor of all those experiencing a longest day, every day.


For more information about how you can start now on your Longest Day fundraising efforts for 2017, please contact Cassie Wilson at 913.831.3888 or

Thank you to these teams in the
Heart of America
who raised funds for The Longest Day in 2016.
Americare-Heritage Health Nu-stepping, walking and other physical activities
Americare-Summitview Terrace Bake sale, staff auction, Mexican fiesta
Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Social media blitz

Dick and Renee KCMO

Station to listener promotion and donation campaign
JCCCBridge Playing bridge
Palmer Center NuSteppers Nu-stepping, rowing, walking
Magic 107.3 Station to listener promotion and donation campaign
Ministry of the Decorative Scissors Arts and crafts
Mitchell Daylilies Daylily gardens open for tour - visitors can purchase daylily roots to start their own garden
PS Great Plains Central Plains Beauty salon promotions (purple nails, etc.)
Slacker 101 The Fox Station to listener promotion and donation campaign
Talk Radio 710 Station to listener promotion and donation campaign
Team Cindi Cornhole tournament
Team Lake Quivira Swimming the length of the dam



Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.