The Longest Day Event Raising Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease

Ebony Scott
June 22, 2017

Alzheimer's Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with more than one hundred and forty thousand people living with it in Virginia alone.

Join the Alzheimer's Association, North Central Texas Chapter in increasing awareness for Alzheimer's disease on Wednesday, June 21, in multiple Fort Worth locations for The Longest Day.

Wednesday, June 21, which is the nonprofit's "Longest Day". Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. "For most of us, it takes an entire day just to take care of ourselves so when you have to do that for yourself and someone else, it really is the longest day, day in and day out", Rob Backlund said.

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Raising awareness and funds for those who suffer from Alzheimer's was the goal of an event today. Money raised from a silent auction and raffle were donated to the Alzheimer's Association. Participants will do what they love - biking, playing bridge, swimming, knitting and more - to honor a caregiver, someone living with Alzheimer's, or someone lost to the disease.

Looking forward, The Harrisonburg Walk to End Alzheimer's is October 21th, and the Greater Augusta Walk to End Alzheimer's is September 30th.

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