Online Gamers Find Unique Ways to Fight Alzheimer’s

While some of us may not know how to turn on a gaming console let alone consider ourselves to be streamers or gamers, we probably all know someone who lives for it! Maybe it’s your grandchild or best friend or co-worker. Invite them to show off their skills and help us #ENDALZ. We’re calling all streamers and gamers to participate in The Longest Day. Maybe you can organize a video game tournament or play solo at home. Or maybe you are a content creator or just want to play the latest releases while livestreaming it! Ask for donations or challenge players to fundraise within their own networks. Choose a multiplayer game so that lots of people can participate together. Be as creative as you want to be!

With a tool rolled out last year, participants can now host a livestream fundraiser to #ENDALZ. You can now add fundraising overlays and widgets to your favorite live streaming service. You’ll be able to track your fundraising progress, receive alerts, and much more all while playing your favorite game!

Ross Ledford & Nicole Bissonnette took their love of gaming and their passion to end all Alzheimer’s to raise funds for The Longest Day. They shine their light for Ross’ grandpa and for Nicole’s college friend Madison. The Association has built some really great tools for live streamers like Ross and Nicole, who are from Raleigh, North Carolina. They put these tools to work in live streaming their gaming for 12 hours. They had this initial goal of raising $500, but they had to keep increasing it throughout the day. From doing casual games like Pokemon to more competitive games they engaged their audience, finishing the day raising more than $2,000!

Ross & Nicole will be at it again this year to support their The Longest Day team, the Mountain Jammers.

Get started with 5 easy steps:

  • Register your streaming event with The Longest Day
  • Promote your game/streaming event on social media and to all friends and family!
  • Pick your game and streaming platform (ex. Mixer, Facebook Live, Twitch or Youtube)
  • Enable livestreaming and receive your livestream URL from your Participant Center 
  • Game on and help us #ENDALZ!

Are you ready to help us #ENDALZ? Game on! 

WE ALL HAVE A REASON TO GET IN THE GAME TO FIGHT FOR A WORLD WITHOUT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. Start planning your own The Longest Day Fundraiser today.

The day with the most light is the day we fight! On The Longest Day, thousands of participants from across the world will come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Together, they will use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®. Whether participating at home, online or in-person, we have plenty of fun ideas to engage family and friends in The Longest Day. Join the fun today!

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