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How to raise your first $100.00

22 Mar

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It’s time to get your fundraising efforts moving! Here are 5 ideas to help you raise your first $100 for The Longest Day.

  1. Post a link to your fundraising page on Facebook and tag 10 friends, asking them each to donate $10.00.
  1. Host a bake sale at your office, school, church or community center and put the proceeds toward your goal.
  1. Offer a “prize” for anyone who donates $100.00 or more … make them dinner, run their errands for a day, walk their dog …just to name a few.
  1. Host a barbecue or dinner and charge an entry donation to attend.
  1. Ask friends to pledge $10.00 for every mile you plan to walk/hike/ride/run, each song you plan to sing, every book you plan to read, etc.

These are just a few ideas to help you get started. Bet you can come up with a lot more!

READY – SET – GO!

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ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected — to help end Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.

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.

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

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

Cooking & Baking: Fundraising for The Longest Day

24 Jan

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If you are someone who loves to cook or bake, use your talent to show your love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day! Whether you’re participating as an individual, hosting a party/event or organizing a team, here are some ideas to use cooking and baking as an activity for The Longest Day. If you are honoring a person living with or lost to the disease, make your culinary efforts more meaningful by using one of their recipes. Thank you for raising funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

HOST A BAKE SALE
Ask your employer, place of worship, bank or other location if you can set up a table to sell baked goods. Include a general donation jar for those that would like to donate without buying anything. (Use our jar wrapper, found in your Participant Center).

“SELL” COOKING LESSONS
Have a recipe or menu that everyone loves? Offer to teach people how to make it for a donation. Students get to eat or take their creations with them.

CREATE A COOKBOOK OF SPECIAL RECIPES AND SELL THEM FOR A DONATION
Collect recipes from friends, relatives and colleagues, or members of your place of worship, bowling team or another organization. You can also create a book of family favorites or specialties loved by the person you are honoring for The Longest Day.

HOST A COOK-OFF OR BAKE-OFF
Challenge your co-workers, family and friends to a cook-off or bake-off. Charge an entry fee for each item. Ask your judges to donate as well since they will get to sample the entries! Give the winners gift cards donated from local businesses.

HOST A PANCAKE BREAKFAST, LUNCHEON, DINNER PARTY OR COOKOUT
Make your event more meaningful by selecting food or recipes loved by the person you’re honoring. Guests who attend can make a donation in exchange for a delicious meal! Ask friends and family to join you in the food preparation.

BID FOR BAKED GOODS
Spice up a traditional bake sale by auctioning off the fanciest or most popular items. Set a minimum bid and go up from there. The auction can be live or silent.

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Need a last minute holiday gift?

14 Dec

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Are you still looking for a great holiday gift? Here’s the perfect gift for the cook in your family or circle of friends.

Members of Sentara Center for Health and Fitness in Hampton submitted their favorite recipes to be featured in a 30th Anniversary Cookbook. The books are selling for $20.00 and proceeds will benefit our 2017 The Longest Day campaign.

The books are in, so call the Health and Fitness Center at 766-2658. The staff will let you know the best time to pick up your book. The Center’s address is 4001 Coliseum Drive, Hampton 23666.

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Christine Warfel, Development Coordinator with the Alzheimer’s Association is pictured here seated beside Teresa Dorsey (L-R Back)  Jeanette Grase, and Marilyn Paul.

 

How to register for The Longest Day

29 Nov

To get started, select an activity you love
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Choose something you love — or honor a caregiver, someone living with Alzheimer’s, or someone you’ve lost by selecting his or her favorite hobby. From swimming to scrapbooking, you’re limited only by your imagination.

Choose a way to participate

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Start or join a team, host an event, or register as an individual. Choose the way that works best for you! Have friends and family across the globe that want to join you? Start an Anywhere Team.

Registration donation

Register now through February 28 and your registration donation is only $15. Beginning March 1, registration donation is $20. Only team captains pay the registration donation, the registration donation is not required to join an existing team. Hold your activity anytime you like, anywhere you like. Don’t wait, get started today!

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.