June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month — the perfect time to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s. On June 20, the summer solstice, people from across the world fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraising activity of their choice on what’s called “The Longest Day”.
With Memory Care communities in Texas, Oklahoma, California, Alabama and Florida, many of our communities had their own The Longest Day events to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. As purple is the official color of the End Alzheimer’s movement, you’ll see lots of fun, vibrant events featuring tons of purple in the below!
- At Landon Ridge Alamo Ranch in San Antonio, Texas, the community hosted their annual lemonade walk-a-thon fundraiser. This lemonade is the perfect way to beat the summer heat!
- The Veraden Senior Living in Edmond, Oklahoma held their annual carnival event to provide fun, family-friendly entertainment for residents and their loved ones. The event featured everything from exotic animals, games, delicious food and music! The community also held a silent auction that raised over $500 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Bristol Park at Cleburne in Cleburne, Texas had a great turnout for their Longest Day event! The event featured a cook-out, face painting, sno-cones and all things summer!
- At The Viera Senior Living in Corpus Christi, Texas, the community featured a virtual dementia tour, purple margaritas and a silent auction to help benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. We are so appreciative to everyone who helped to raise funds for this fantastic cause!
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Fundraisers like The Longest Day help them to continue their mission and research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. To learn more about The Alzheimer’s Association and ways to get involved, visit their website at www.Alz.org.