The Longest Day: Alzheimer’s Day
Updated: Jul 25
Did you know that June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month? It's a time when people from all over the world unite to raise awareness and funds for the fight against Alzheimer's disease. And at the heart of this month-long campaign is a special day called "The Longest Day," which falls on June 21st. On this day, individuals and groups participate in various activities from sunrise to sunset, showcasing their strength, passion, and endurance while honoring those affected by Alzheimer's. In this blog post, we'll delve into the significance of The Longest Day and explore how you can make a meaningful impact in the fight against this devastating disease.
The Longest Day serves as a rallying point for people to come together, forming teams of different sizes, and creating their own unique experiences to raise funds and awareness. From sunrise to sunset, we will engage in different activities to honor those facing Alzheimer’s disease with strength, passion, and endurance. I encourage you to form teams of different sizes and create your own experience while you fundraise and take part in activities that you enjoy to honor someone facing the disease. You could run a half-marathon, do a bike race, organize a soccer tournament, a day of games of cards, or painting.
No matter which activity you choose, your participation in The Longest Day will have a tangible impact in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. By fundraising and spreading awareness, you contribute to the ongoing research efforts, care programs, and support for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's.
As June brings Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, we have a unique opportunity to make a difference through The Longest Day. On June 21st, let us come together as a global community, united by our commitment to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer's disease. Whether you choose to run, cycle, compete, or create, remember that every action, big or small, counts towards the fight against this devastating illness. Together, let's honor those facing Alzheimer's with strength, passion, and endurance as we strive for a future free from this disease.
For more information on The Longest Day and Alzheimer's disease, you can visit the Alzheimer's Association website or reach out to local Alzheimer's organizations in your region.
Domenico Praticò, MD, is the Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation Chair for Alzheimer’s Research, Professor and Director of the Alzheimer’s Center at Temple, and Professor of Pharmacology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University