Last Updated: June 4, 2019
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Take the opportunity to show your support for Alzheimer’s disease this summer on the Longest Day, where thousands will come together to raise awareness for the disease.>
Learn more about how you can participate on June 21, 2019.
In an effort to bring more recognition to the disease, The Alzheimer’s Association chose the summer solstice — the longest day of the year — to be the day of a sunrise-to-sunset relay event to support those facing the disease.
On their website, the Alzheimer’s Association says the purpose of the Longest Day is to:
“Come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s with a day of activity.”
Although a 16-hour day of raising awareness for Alzheimer’s may sound intimidating, there are many easy ways to take part in the event.
The Alzheimer’s Association recommends five steps to get started:
Even if you can’t participate in the Longest Day, it is important to remember that there are other ways to raise awareness for those facing Alzheimer’s and stay involved.
This could include:
How are you raising awareness for Alzheimer’s on the Longest Day? Share your thoughts about the day and your suggestions on raising awareness with us in the comments below.