Austin residents creatively raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s for the longest day
On June 21, the summer solstice and the day with the most light, Central Texas residents will join advocates across the world for The Longest Day® to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s.
While The Longest Day fundraiser culminates on the summer solstice and coincides with Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month® in June, The Longest Day is a year-round DIY fundraiser beginning in September and running through the end of August each year. Fundraisers can participate in an activity of their choice, and together, they will use their creativity and passion to raise critical funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer’s Association® care, support and research programs. The Longest Day honors the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and more than 11 million family members and friends providing care and support, including the more than 400,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Texas and more than 1,085,000 family members and friends caring for them in this state.
The Longest Day participants can support the event through activities – biking, hiking, playing bridge, knitting and more – or through events taking place at local businesses, such as give-back events, or any other creative idea. Capital of Texas Chapter staff are available to help participants brainstorm on their activity.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.™ For more information, visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.