TLD Tuesday: Learn how to get started

2 Feb

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ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.

 

Black History Month: A doctor’s legacy

1 Feb

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Dear Friend,

In celebration of Black History Month, we’d like to recognize African-Americans who are working tirelessly in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research. We also invite you to learn more about the accomplishments of Solomon Carter Fuller, M.D., the first known black psychiatrist in America and an early pioneer in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Dr. Fuller collaborated with Dr. Alois Alzheimer, identifying the disease we now know as Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Fuller’s legacy lives on in the many inspiring African-American doctors and researchers working toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for this devastating disease. You can learn more about their crucial research contributions on our website.

And yet, we have much more work to do. We still don’t know what causes Alzheimer’s and why African-Americans are about two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than whites. They are also less likely to receive a diagnosis, which results in less time for treatment and planning.

But thanks to friends like you, the Alzheimer’s Association is furthering research to reduce risk factors and reverse the growing trend of Alzheimer’s for all communities while continuing to provide care and support for those affected by this fatal disease. Your generosity helps provide these services — and hope for the future.

We appreciate your compassion on behalf of the more than 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Donna McCullough
Donna McCullough
Chief Development Officer

TLD Tuesday: Start an anywhere team!

26 Jan

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AnywhereTeam_animatedGIFYou can live anywhere and participate in The Longest Day. Join with friends and family across the country — or even the world — and form a team that is active from multiple locations. We have tools to help you with scheduling your day and staying connected, even if you aren’t face to face on June 20. Start your Anywhere Team now.


ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.

TLD Tuesday with Christine Warfel

19 Jan

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I’ve been asked to share the reason I am passionate about participating in The Longest Day. My immediate response is to say I do it to honor my parents who were both lost to younger onset Alzheimer’s. While that is true, it goes much deeper than that.

Today, there are more than 5 million people throughout this country who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Add to that number, approximately 115 million caregivers who give selflessly of themselves while caring for their loved ones. The numbers are staggering, and I want to be an active participant in helping to reduce those numbers and in finding a cure.

In 2015, my team and I did different activities, both indoors and out. It was a fun-filled day and we raised quite a bit of money. We’re talking about doing things a little differently in 2016 by involving some of our community’s restaurants, spas, and activity centers. The possibilities are limitless!

For me, part of the attraction of The Longest Day is that my team and I are not limited to doing the same thing every year. In reality, we’re limited only by our imaginations. We can go big or scale it down. We have learned that we don’t have to be nervous about asking others to participate, because we’ve come to understand that many people have been affected by Alzheimer’s and want to join the fight.

So there you have it. Participating in The Longest Day gives me an opportunity to help raise awareness and funds for research so that one day we can truly live in a world without Alzheimer’s. I can think of no better way to honor my parents.

Join The Fight — Start Raising Funds


ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.

TLD Tuesday: Participate in a way that works for you.

12 Jan

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While teams are encouraged to participate on Monday, June 20, The Longest Day is a flexible event that can be held any day of the week, for any length of time.

• If weekends work better, move your activity to Saturday or Sunday. You’ll still have access to the same fundraising tools and coaching.

• Fit your activity into your day. You can embody the spirit of The Longest Day by engaging in your activity before work, on your lunch break or after hours.

• Make the hardest day of the week the most fun! Host a happy hour to celebrate the end of Monday’s work day and recognize The Longest Day. Ask the bar or restaurant to donate a portion of the proceeds to the cause.

• Regardless of which day you participate, share your success on Monday, June 20 with The

Longest Day community. Use social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to join the conversation with teams around the world!

Register your team today!


ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.

Register for The Longest Day

30 Nov
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St. Timothy’s Longest Day Team

On June 20, 2016, the longest day of the year, people across the globe will join together to raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s and to honor those facing this disease. JOIN THEM!

Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and honor those living with Alzheimer’s by participating in an activity they love. Choose an activity and put your passion to good work – swim, dance, knit, paint, play Bridge, cycle, climb a mountain, read. The options are limitless!

On-line registration opens December 1, 2015. The $15.00 Early Bird registration fee ends February 28, 2016. The registration fee will be $20.00 beginning March 1, 2016. To start or join a team, visit http://www.alz.org/thelongestday.

You can also help by volunteering to become a Team Task Force member. For information about this and for additional information about The Longest Day, contact Christine Warfel at cwarfel@alz.org or 459-2405.


 

What is The Longest Day®?
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.

How do I participate?
STEP 1 — GRAB YOUR FRIENDS
Grab your friends, family and co-workers and form a team. You don’t have to live in the same city or state — or even the same country! Don’t be nervous to ask others to get involved – you’ll be surprised how many people have been affected by Alzheimer’s and want to join the fight.

STEP 2 — PUT YOUR PASSION TO GOOD WORK
On The Longest Day, select an activity you love — or honor a caregiver, or someone living with or lost to the disease, by selecting his or her favorite hobby. You’re limited only by your imagination.

STEP 3RAISE MONEY AND MOVE THE CAUSE FORWARD
Every team is asked to register and raise a minimum of $1,600 to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Fundraise leading up to and on The Longest Day. We’ll help with coaching, tools and advice!

STEP 4 PLAN YOUR DAY
From sunrise to sunset, The Longest Day stretches 16 hours. Divide the day into segments and ask teammates to cover a portion. If you live in the same area, host an all-day event to cheer each other on. If your team members are in different locations, stay in touch with texts, tweets and Facebook posts.

STEP 5 — CELEBRATE AT SUNSET
Gather your team — whether in person or virtually — and celebrate your accomplishments while recognizing the strength of those facing Alzheimer’s.

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Williamsburg, Unit 110 Bridge team has the right idea

A Walk poem by Sherry Warren

6 Nov WalkPoem

 

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a note from the editor: This should have been released at the beginning of Walk season but I was very busy. This was just too good not to post, so here it is.

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