June 21st: The Longest Day
The longest day of the year falls on the Summer Solstice, June 21st. The Alzheimer’s Association is using this day for a global movement to help spread awareness about Alzheimer’s.
The event, The Longest Day, is designed to show love and support to those affected by Alzheimer’s. The Longest Day also happens to be during the association’s Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.
The Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging people to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s and to help raise funds for future research. All month long, people can wear purple to show their support and start talking about the effects of Alzheimer’s. The more people that know about it, the more we can do to learn to find a way to put a stop to it.
To help show your support and participate in The Longest Day, the Alzheimer’s Association is asking people to come together around the country to participate in either an activity you love or an activity enjoyed by someone your loved affected by Alzheimer’s. This can be pretty much any activity like scrapbooking, yoga, games or anything that you love to do that will help show your support to those affected by Alzheimer’s.
You can do the activity solo, organize a local group or join a team across the country. Register HERE on the Alzheimer’s Association website to get started.
If you do not wish to participate in an activity, but still want to help, there are ways to donate or start a fundraiser. More information can be found HERE.
Even celebrities are joining in to participate in The Longest Day. Check out THIS VIDEO on how the cast of the hit CBS’s hit show, Criminal Minds, is making a difference!
We hope you will join us in showing support and love to those affected with Alzheimer’s. Not just on June 21st, but year-round!
Photos courtesy of The Alzheimer’s Association.