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The Longest Day 2014: Helping those with Alzheimer's
The Longest Day 2014: Helping those with Alzheimer's

On The Longest Day, teams around the world come together to honor the strenght, passion, and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity. Held on the Summer Solstice, June 21 2014, this event calls on participants to raise money and awareness to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. 

STEP 1GRAB YOUR FRIENDS

Grab your friends, family and co-workers and form a team. You don’t have to live in the same city or state — or even the same country. When you register, you’ll receive a kit in the mail with a T-shirt, information and materials to create your day.

STEP 2DO WHAT YOU LOVE

On The Longest Day, select an activity you love — or honor someone facing the disease by selecting his or her favorite hobby. This day is also the perfect reason to challenge yourself! From swing dancing to swimming, you can make an impact. Get some ideas.

STEP 3RAISE BIG BUCKS

Each participant is asked to raise $100 per hour of participation to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. We’ll help with coaching, tools and advice! .

 STEP 4PLAN YOUR DAY

Divide the 16 hours of daylight into segments and ask teammates to cover a portion. Pick a designated meeting spot and cheer each other on! If your team members are in different locations, stay in touch throughout the day with texts, tweets and Facebook posts.

STEP 5CELEBRATE AT SUNSET

Gather your team — whether in person or virtually — and celebrate your accomplishments while recognizing the strength of those facing Alzheimer’s. Use the purple glowsticks in your registration kit to light the sky!