Archive | February, 2017

The Longest Day: Start an anywhere team!

28 Feb

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You can live anywhere and participate in The Longest Day. Join with friends and family across the country — or even the world — and form a team that is active from multiple locations. We have tools to help you with scheduling your day and staying connected, even if you can’t be face to face on June 21. Start your Anywhere Team now.

The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes that some teams/individuals may have conflicts or challenges with participating on the summer solstice, Wednesday, June 21. As a participant in The Longest Day, you can fundraise and honor those affected by Alzheimer’s in a way, and on a day, that works with your schedule. What will you do?


ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on 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 fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.

Volunteer Spotlight: Joyce Tribble

27 Feb

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Joyce Tribble walked into the Norfolk office one day in 2011 and asked if we ever needed volunteers in the office. Joyce’s husband, Sonny, had Alzheimer’s and had died a little more than a year before she came in. Joyce soon became a dependable weekly volunteer at the front desk, answering the phone, filing, putting together mailings, and performing other clerical duties with good humor and care. When she started volunteering with the Association, Joyce didn’t own any purple clothing or jewelry. Soon, however, she began adding pieces to her wardrobe, and whenever she volunteered she would wear one of her purple tops or some of her purple rings and bracelets. Joyce had worked as a bookkeeper for years, and she loved counting money, so she volunteered every year to help count money in the office after the largest Walk to End Alzheimer’s events. A member of the Sherry’s Strutters team for the Virginia Beach Walk for three years, Joyce actively participated in fundraising activities, including selling car raffle tickets, and she proudly wore the Walk t-shirts that she earned.

When Joyce was diagnosed with cancer in late 2015, she took a short break from volunteering, but she returned in 2016 and adjusted her volunteer schedule to accommodate her treatments. Sadly, Joyce became too ill to volunteer in November, and she died on December 21, 2016 at age 79. Joyce is greatly missed by all of us at the Southeastern Virginia chapter, and we will long remember the joy and love she brought to our office.

 

The Longest Day mobile app

21 Feb

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Fundraising on the go has just gotten easier!
You can now download the mobile App for iOS and Android devices. If you’re a registered participant, here’s how it works:

  1. Log in to alz.org/thelongestday
  2. Go to your Participant Center
  3. Scroll down to GET THE APP
  4. You’ll have the option to download it to your mobile device by clicking on the AppStore or GET IT ON Google play.
  5. Once downloaded, you can use it to:
  • Send emails
  • Monitor your fundraising progress
  • Update your personal page
  • And more…

Now you can fundraise, share your pictures and keep everyone up-to-date with what you’re doing to #ENDALZ from anywhere!

Register now to participate in The Longest Day campaign.

The Longest Day – It’s all about love

14 Feb

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The Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is making it all about LOVE. They participated in various activities from sunrise to sunset to increase awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and raised over $2,600 supporting programming and research to #ENDALZ. Thanks again to The Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. of Norfolk, Virginia for helping to #ENDALZ with their participation in The Longest Day campaign.

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Games with Chesapeake Place Residents

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Teaching – Oral Education for Chesapeake Place Designing Inspirational Cards for those living with Residents

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Gardening – Planting Purple Flowers

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Designing Inspirational Cards for those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Sewing – “Little Dresses for Africa”

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“AKA-CISE the Body” – Walk/Jog

Do what you LOVE to fight Alzheimer’s on June 21

Kids can participate in The Longest Day too

7 Feb

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KIDS CAN PARTICIPATE TOO!

Get the kids in your family involved in The Longest Day by helping them set up a lemonade stand. Provide them with a table, pitchers of lemonade, cups and napkins. Let them get creative by encouraging them to make their own signs to attract passersby to their stand. They can either set the price for a cup of lemonade or simply ask for donations. Maybe they can make up small bags of popcorn to sell along with the lemonade. They can set a price for just a cup of lemonade or for a combination of the drink with popcorn.

The kids can even encourage their neighborhood friends to set up their own lemonade stands and create a friendly competition among themselves. Whoever wins the competition by raising the most money might win a movie ticket, maybe gets to pick out their favorite ice cream at the store, or gets out of doing their least favorite household chore for a week. Parents, you may want to help with this part.

Warm weather is just around the corner, so start planning your lemonade stand fundraising activity today!

Register now for The Longest Day

Team up with Alpha Kappa Alpha for The Longest Day

1 Feb

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Thanks to Alpha Kappa Alpha for helping raise awareness and funds to #ENDALZ

On The Longest Day let’s do what we love for all those we love affected by Alzheimer’s. Join AKA as we raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®. Across the nation, we’ll do activities to honor caregivers, those living with the disease and those we’ve lost.
Join us at alz.org/aka.

SHOW YOUR LOVE AND HELP END ALZHEIMER’S