On June 20, 2016, the longest day of the year, people across the globe will join together to raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s and to honor those facing this disease. JOIN THEM!
Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and honor those living with Alzheimer’s by participating in an activity they love. Choose an activity and put your passion to good work – swim, dance, knit, paint, play Bridge, cycle, climb a mountain, read. The options are limitless!
On-line registration opens December 1, 2015. The $15.00 Early Bird registration fee ends February 28, 2016. The registration fee will be $20.00 beginning March 1, 2016. To start or join a team, visit http://www.alz.org/thelongestday.
You can also help by volunteering to become a Team Task Force member. For information about this and for additional information about The Longest Day, contact Christine Warfel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 459-2405.
What is The Longest Day®?
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.
How do I participate?
STEP 1 — GRAB 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! Don’t be nervous to ask others to get involved – you’ll be surprised how many people have been affected by Alzheimer’s and want to join the fight.
STEP 2 — PUT YOUR PASSION TO GOOD WORK
On The Longest Day, select an activity you love — or honor a caregiver, or someone living with or lost to the disease, by selecting his or her favorite hobby. You’re limited only by your imagination.
STEP 3 — RAISE MONEY AND MOVE THE CAUSE FORWARD
Every team is asked to register and raise a minimum of $1,600 to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Fundraise leading up to and on The Longest Day. We’ll help with coaching, tools and advice!
STEP 4 — PLAN YOUR DAY
From sunrise to sunset, The Longest Day stretches 16 hours. Divide the day into segments and ask teammates to cover a portion. If you live in the same area, host an all-day event to cheer each other on. If your team members are in different locations, stay in touch with texts, tweets and Facebook posts.
STEP 5 — CELEBRATE AT SUNSET
Gather your team — whether in person or virtually — and celebrate your accomplishments while recognizing the strength of those facing Alzheimer’s.