Launching Rockets for The Longest Day

22 Nov

Trevor Leggette is launching model rockets to help #ENDALZ.

For The Longest Day 2016 campaign, Trevor’s Altitude for Alzheimer’s team raised $2,555.00. He has already registered his team for the 2017 campaign and, as a member of the South Eastern Virginia Rocketry Association (SEVRA), he works on honing his skills by participating in the club’s twice monthly launches.

An 8th grader at Gildersleeve Middle School in Newport News, Trevor became interested in model rockets about one year ago. He has since turned his hobby into a Longest Day activity after losing his maternal great-grandfather to a form of dementia and researching Alzheimer’s impact on the lives of the individuals and families who live the longest day every day.

About The Longest Day

The Longest Day® is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually around the date of the 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 fund raise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.

2 Responses to “Launching Rockets for The Longest Day”

  1. Danielle Leggette January 11, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    Keep up the hard work! I am extremely proud of you!

  2. Chris Wirt January 11, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

    I followed Trevor Leggette last year, and found him to be a remarkable young man. He’s was focused and dedicated, and raised quite a bit for Alzheimer’s research. It will be a joy to watch him again this year.

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