KICKING OFF THE LONGEST DAY FOR 2021

Join us — and bring your friends — for a special event to kick off The Longest Day 2021 and learn more about how you can join the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.  Whether you are a veteran of The Longest Day or you simply want to figure out what it is all […]

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Holiday Cheer Supports the Alzheimer’s Association

Bringing a Light of Hope: Mt. Airy Jennifer Johnson was walking through Lowe’s Home Improvement with her fiancé Mark Brown looking at Halloween decorations when they noticed a massive ornament walkway. It sparked a long-felt desire to bring a light display to the community. Within 30 minutes they had tapped their combined years of theater […]

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Shine a Light on Alzheimer’s

All are invited to stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s this December by joining us for a special luminary lighting on the longest night of the year – the winter solstice. We’ll gather via Zoom to hear from a few friends and shine a light in honor of all those impacted by Alzheimer’s. Bring […]

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VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY — THE LONGEST DAY VOLUNTEER LAUNCH PARTY

“The Longest Day Committee work has been so meaningful. We never took our eyes off the importance of supporting those with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, and their caregivers. Witnessing the commitment and resilience of my fellow team members made every bit of the effort worthwhile!”– Dr. Michelle Webb (The Longest Day 2020 Chair) […]

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As plans pivot, community members get creative for the longest day

Traditionally, leading up to and culminating on June 20 – the summer solstice and the day with the most light – people from across the world have come together for The Longest Day to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraising activity of their choice. This year, participants are transforming their plans and will […]

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Seeking Streamers to help #ENDALZ

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 grandson or best friend or co-worker. Invite them to show off their skills and help us #ENDALZ. We’re calling all […]

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Advocate and New Mom Marie gets moving in memory of her grandma

From as early as she could remember, Marie Glapiak’s grandmother Nell was in constant motion. Every time they would visit, Nell would be awake before everyone else, spend the full day cooking and cleaning and loving on her grandchildren, and then be the last one to bed as she prepared for the next day. She […]

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A call for North Carolina to get moving together

Let’s face it, we’ve all had too much couch time, Netflix binging, and snacks recently.  With that in mind, we’re kicking off The Longest Day MOVEment Challenge.  We’re inviting all of North Carolina to join some activity good for our body and brain health.  Doesn’t matter whether you run in your neighborhood, on your treadmill, clip […]

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Susan Walks in the Sand to Honor Her Father on The Longest Day

Susan Spivock Smith, an Emerald Isle resident, remembers her father as an active and devoted father and grandfather.  “He was just a great, fun guy,” Susan says. “He liked dancing and music and coaching baseball. He was very social and never met anybody he didn’t know and like.” But around four years ago, Susan’s dad […]

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Alzheimer’s Association to Host Signature Events Expo Virtually on March 28

The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting a virtual expo for the public to learn more about its two signature fundraising events to support the organization’s mission. The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day Expo will take place virtually on Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 – 10:30 AM. The health and safety of […]

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