Alzheimer’s Association challenges community to support caregive

Alzheimer’s Association challenges community to support caregivers on June 21

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

The summer solstice is not just a day for backyard barbeques and baseball games; it is also a special day to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Each year on the summer solstice (this year on Thursday, June 21) the Alzheimer’s Association hosts The Longest Day®, a team event to raise funds and awareness for the disease.

In recognition of those caregivers who dedicate every hour of every day to a loved one suffering from a dementia-related disease, the Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter challenges every Lubbock resident to raise $100 for medical research and support services. From sunrise to sunset, teams across the globe will participate in activities they love – playing bridge, baking, karaoke, hiking, etc. – to fundraise and honor those helping a loved one fight the disease.

“For those facing Alzheimer’s, every day is the longest day,” noted Stevie Poole, Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter Longest Day Committee. “The Longest Day honors the strength, heart, and endurance of people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. We want to demonstrate in a meaningful way that they are not alone.”

This year, some of the activities The Longest Day teams in Lubbock will be participating in include: -Bake Sales -Zumba Classes -Soccer Tournaments -Video Game -Tournaments -Board Game Tournaments -Movie Parties -Bridge Tournaments -Corporate “Casual for a Cause” Days -Facebook Fundraisers and many more to be announced!

The Alzheimer’s Association is asking the community to come together to do something they love in order to raise money and awareness for the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.

To get involved, please visit: www.alz.org/thelongestday/ The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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