• 54°

‘The Longest Day’ honors Alzheimer’s sufferers

"The Longest Day" observance on June 21 will honor all people with Alzheimer's disease. CONTRIBUTED
“The Longest Day” observance on June 21 will honor all people with Alzheimer’s disease. CONTRIBUTED

MADISON – For “The Longest Day” observance, local volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association will recruit teams to honor people with Alzheimer’s disease.

On June 21, people across the globe will join together to honor those individuals facing Alzheimer’s disease by participating in The Longest Day. The Longest Day is a sunrise-to-sunset event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, according to the local Alzheimer’s Association.

The observance falls one day after the Summer Solstice, literally the longest day of the year with the most daylight hours.

Teams will complete a day filled with activities to raise both funds and awareness for the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Longest Day symbolizes the seemingly endless journey so many facing Alzheimer’s disease are asked to endure. Participants will complete approximately 16 hours of running, cooking, knitting and playing bridge to advance Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, including 86,000 in Alabama.

That number is estimated to grow to as many as 16 million by year 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s “2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures” report.

To start a team or learn more about The Longest Day, visit alz.org/thelongestday or Facebook/Fight Alz.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all people affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

For more information about Alzheimer’s disease, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org.

James Clemens High School

Instrumentalists can improve talent at Madison Music Camp

Madison

Madison City Council members to hold town hall meeting Thursday, April 22

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cotton Row Run Moved To Labor Day From Traditional Memorial Day Date

James Clemens High School

Alabama Consortium for Technology in Education awards James Clemens

Huntsville

Alex Cole earns Eagle Scout rank with school beautification project

Huntsville

‘Into the Woods Jr.’ to unfold on Madison Academy campus

LIFESTYLES -- FEATURE SPOT

What’s the significance of red poppies? American Legion has answers.

James Clemens High School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology selects Yewon Lee for institute

Madison

Elementary students excel in play at State Scholastic Chess Championship

Harvest

Groups can apply for Master Gardeners grant for horticulture projects

James Clemens High School

Madison teens’ yearlong practice culminates in 2021 State Scholastic Chess Championship

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Alabama State Games Offer Academic Scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Exploravision regional win goes to James Clemens

Bob Jones High School

Alabama State Games To Offer Academic Scholarships During Opening Ceremony

James Clemens High School

James Clemens shows its tech savvy in Science Olympiad

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Jets Press rates first at All American High School Film Festival

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 7, 2021

Bob Jones High School

Sam Uchitel at Bob Jones founds business for Madison CEO

Madison

City Chess Blitz Championship to decide victor on April 24

Bob Jones High School

Senior boys can apply for Alabama Boys State

Madison

VBC says scams targeting ticket seekers increasing, explains how to avoid them

Madison

State open records bill clears Senate committee

Madison

‘Essential business’ bill goes to governor

Madison

EDITORIAL: Fighting COVID-19 will require personal responsibility when mask mandate expires

x