Tomorrow, Thursday the 21st, is the summer solstice. With the long stretch of daylight sandwiched between the earliest sunrise and latest sunset, it is marked as the longest day of the year. It is also the annual awareness and fundraising campaign led by the Alzheimer’s Association, meant to symbolize the long journey that millions of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers are on.
The idea behind The Longest Day, a national and international campaign, is to get people involved in activities they love while at the same time promoting awareness and raising money to support research. Anyone can participate in any number of ways – just go to www.act.alz.org to learn more.
Across the country, participants will be walking, singing, golfing, knitting, gardening, scrapbooking, biking, swimming, cooking, playing boardgames, and engaging in countless more activities. Registered teams, hosted events, special fundraisers, and individuals participate in this event each year to show support, honor those they know who have been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, and contribute to awareness and the search for a cure.
MedOptions will be Going Purple on Thursday to show our support to the community we serve. We encourage everyone to visit www.act.alz.org to learn more about The Longest Day and other events and campaigns, and to continue fighting for an end to Alzheimer’s Disease.