Tag Archives: Fundraising

How to raise your first $100.00

22 Mar


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!


Register now and start your team

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.

Team up with Alpha Kappa Alpha for The Longest Day

1 Feb


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.


Need a last minute holiday gift?

14 Dec


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.


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


The Longest Day: calling all hikers

1 Mar

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Hiking is a great team activity for The Longest Day. If you’re a hiker, you know the exhilaration of conquering a challenging climb as well as the physical and emotional effort it takes to conquer that mountain. The effort it takes for you to conquer the mountain closely mirrors the challenges people living with Alzheimer’s disease face every day.

Here are some ideas to consider for your sunrise to sunset hiking event:

  • Single Mountain Event

Teams climb a favorite local mountain. Start at sunrise and round out the day at sunset to celebrate with family and friends!

  • Endurance Challenge

Challenge yourself to complete an epic local hike, climb a full mountain range or to summit a favorite mountain multiple times in the same day.

  • Big Collective Climb

Several teams collectively climb all the mountains in an area. Get a full list of mountains, start recruiting and invite teams to choose their peak to climb.


  • Sell Your Shirt
  1. Write the name of your donor, friend, or family member affected by Alzheimer’s on your shirt. Wear that shirt on your hike so that you’re carrying everyone’s spirit with you as you go.
  2. Laminate a piece of paper with donor names and pin it to your back or jacket, depending on weather.
  3. Carry a photo of a donor’s friend or family member to the summit and pause for a photo at the top.
  • Match The Hours/Miles/Elevation

Find a connection between fundraising and your climb that can work to your advantage. For example, if your hike will be 13 hours, 7.2 miles and 2,500 feet, ask for donations of $13, $72 or $250. Remind your donors that they can feel free to add as many zeroes as they’d like!

  • Support A Summit

Reach out to local businesses and ask them to support your team with a donation. If a company gives $500 or more, carry a banner with their logo and pause for a team photo at the summit.

  • Host A Fundraiser

Before your event, host a BBQ, silent auction, benefit, concert, or sports tournament. Ask for a donation at the door and/or sell raffle tickets for gift certificates and prizes from local companies.

  • Social Media

Regularly share your fundraising progress on social media. Post photos and use hashtags #TheLongestDay and #ENDALZ! Drive everyone to your page to make a donation and thank your donors publicly with special shout-outs.

REGISTER NOW $15 until March 7

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.