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June 8, 2017: Hemmings announces fundraising effort on behalf of Alzheimer's Association - Bennington Banner

By Cherise Madigan

BENNINGTON — For those living with Alzheimer's or dementia, every day can feel like the longest day of the year.

That is the message that the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, in conjunction with Bennington's Hemmings Motor News, hopes to convey with their fundraising effort The Longest Day this summer.

"The Longest Day references the summer solstice, but we also use it symbolically to emphasize that for those living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers, every day is the longest day," said Jane Mitchell, development director for the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. "What people do is take something that they love, or something that a loved one with the disease enjoyed, and create an event around it."

The summer solstice, on June 21, is the longest day of the year and occurs when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer. In support of the Alzheimer's Association, Hemmings will dedicate their June cruise-in events as part of their fundraising and awareness activities for The Longest Day.

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June 4, 2017: Burlington Free Press covers Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in special section

Sunday’s Burlington Free Press featured a special section highlighting Alzheimer’s and related dementias in Vermont. The section brings attention to those living with the disease, caring for a loved one, and others advocating for the cause across the state. Be sure to pick up a copy or click the link for a digitized version. Hometown papers will share this on Friday, June 9. Special thank you to Free Press Media for this wonderful partnership.

Click here to read the special section which was published in the Burlington Free Press and watch for it in your Hometown papers on Friday, June 9.

April 18, 2017: Gene Richards Named 2017 Community Leadership And Activist Award Recipient

Hundreds of Vermont’s business and community leaders gathered to honor Gene Richards at the Alzheimer’s Association Reason to Hope Dinner at the Hilton Burlington on April 18, 2017. A native Vermonter, Richards is a life-long entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Reason to Hope Dinner has currently raised over $152,000 to fund crucial programs and services to help Vermonters living with dementia, and to invest in cutting-edge research worldwide. “We’re accomplishing great things here but it doesn’t end at the Reason to Hope Dinner,” declares Richards. “We need to show up, we need to educate, to let the world know about the resources that are available and we’ve got to keep writing the checks. We need to take Alzheimer’s to a place where it is a memory instead of a place where it’s not.” Read More.



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