People across the globe will join together to honor those facing Alzheimer’s disease by participating in The Longest Day® on Sunday, June 21, 2015. The Longest Day is a sunrise-to-sunset event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Teams will complete a day filled with activity to raise funds and awareness for the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Held annually on the summer solstice, The Longest Day symbolizes the seemingly endless journey so many facing Alzheimer’s disease are asked to endure. Participants will complete approximately 16 hours of activity ranging from running, cooking, knitting to playing bridge, to help advance Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Through a National partnership with Alzheimer’s Association the local Tacoma, Washington chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Omega Omega, will conduct a presentation and panel discussion on “Alzheimer’s: The Basics, Current Research, and Caregiving” Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 11:00am – 12:30pm at Harrison Preparatory School, 9103 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 9849 Lakewood, WA. Please come and participate in the discussion. (Should this have a link or number to call?)
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and this number is estimated to grow to as many as 16 million by year 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association® 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report.
To start a team or learn more about The Longest Day, visit alz.org/thelongestday or facebook.com/fightalz. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.