The Longest Ride Taking Place Across N.C. in 2021

Henry Edmonds, a former board member of the Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter, remembers his father-in-law. “He was a very outgoing person,” Henry says. “He was very active in the church, acting as a member of the deacon board and singing in the choir.” A now-retired pastor, Henry, has been cycling with his […]

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Local Volunteer Goes Live to End Alzheimer’s

Connecting on a personal level during this pandemic is often challenging. Wireless internet connections make for choppy videos and phone calls lack the visual often associated with comfort. When remembering her grandmother Kathryn, however, Richfield, N.C. resident Jenn LaVance’s voice rings true with a clear smile. Her joy is palpable. “She was an amazing, strong […]

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Cabaret event to honor the music of Tony Bennett and the Alzheimer’s Association

Celebrating the marvelous voice and songs of Tony Bennett who bravely announced he is living with Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association chapters across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia are hosting a special virtual event exclusively for registered participants of The Longest Day. Raise or self-donate $100+ from Feb. 22 through Mar. 5 in order to […]

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All Paws in to ENDALZ

“Dad loved fishing,” shares Brenda Childs of Durham, NC.  “He was one of nine children, so we had a large extended family. When we were younger, many of us would go to Myrtle Beach pier fishing together each October.” In addition to fishing, Brenda’s father, Jack Hodges, enjoyed spending the days working in his garden and […]

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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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