On June 21, 2018, people around the world will participate in The Longest Day®, demonstrating love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and commitment to changing the course of this disease for millions. Whether it’s choosing a favorite activity, hosting an event or joining a team, participants will ignite a global conversation about Alzheimer's disease, the brain and other dementias as part of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month® in June.
Held annually on the summer solstice, The Longest Day symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. This is a day of hope, where participants will engage in their favorite activities – biking, hiking, swimming, playing bridge, knitting and more – to honor a caregiver, someone living with Alzheimer’s, or someone they’ve lost to this devastating disease. Together, participants will raise funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer’s Association® care, support and research programs..
To start or join a team, host an event, register individually, or to learn more about The Longest Day visit alz.org/thelongestday.