Choose a hobby and invite others to join you in a fishing tournament, bake sale, day at the lake or more. On the Longest Day, you choose your activity in the fight against Alzheimer's. To start planning your day, check out the activities below. We will be cheering you on and helping you reach your fundraising goal every step of the way.
How to Plan a Car & Motorsports Fundraising Event
- Are you a racing enthusiast or a vintage or exotic car admirer? Rev your engines and fundraise with fellow gearheads in your community! Already have an event? Then just add fundraising. Host a car show with a set entry fee, hold a silent auction and serve barbecue. Spend your day at a local racetrack, rally, or autocross event and donate a percentage of the entry fees. Hold a test-n-tune day, where a donation puts you on the dyno. Any event big or small can include a raffle for prizes like free car washes, detailing kits and auto accessories from local sponsors.
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How to Plan a Cooking or Baking Fundraising Event
- Whether you love to cook or someone affected by Alzheimer’s disease loves to bake, you can bring out the famous family recipes on The Longest Day. Make grandma’s cookies for the family or office — in exchange for a donation — or host a potluck dinner. Meet up with your dishes or get together to cook and share secret recipes, and celebrate the day together.
How to Plan a Gardening Fundraising Event
- If you have a green thumb or someone you loved affected by Alzheimer’s loves to garden, honor them with a day of planting. Gather fellow gardeners in your own outdoor space, or arrange a day at a local farm or community garden. Set a fundraising minimum or donation for each participant.
How to Plan a Fishing Fundraising Event
- A relaxing day on the water is an opportunity to raise funds on The Longest Day. Set an entry fee/donation per participant and host a fishing competition for all ages. Rent a boat for the day, or pick a pier or lake where people can come and go throughout the day. Provide bait and hooks and ask people to bring their fishing poles. Request a donation for every fish you catch.
How to Plan a Motorcycle Riding Fundraising Event
- If you have family and friends with bikes, organize a motorcycle ride or run. Map out a route where your group can avoid traffic along a scenic or historic stretch of road. A one-day ride could be up to 100 miles! Contact local clubs to recruit other riders to join, and ask for a donation for every mile you ride.
How to Plan a Reading Fundraising Event
- Dostoyevsky or Harry Potter? Stock up on your favorite books and gather a team of friends and family for a day of reading, or start an Anywhere Team and invite others to read wherever they are. You can incorporate a read-a-thon, story hour or a book club discussion as part of your day. Ask for a donation for every page or chapter you read.
How to Plan a Water Sports Fundraising Event
- For those who love the water, there are ample ways to raise funds, whether it’s through sailing, rowing, waterskiing, surfing, swimming or diving. Choose one activity and provide the necessary equipment, or encourage people to join you at a venue with a pool, ocean, lake, pond or river where people can participate in a variety of activities. Set a fundraising minimum for others to join you, or ask for a donation for every lap, stroke, or wipeout.
How to Plan a fundraiser with Multiple Activities
- Pick this option if you have varied interests, or your friends and family want to do other activities. You can cook, knit, and draw on your own, or start an Anywhere Team so your friends and family can do what they love from wherever they are and no one is left out!
Choose another activity/Choose later
- Participants in The Longest Day can fundraise to fuel the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association in any way they choose. If you haven’t found an activity yet, don’t worry! You can always decide later and start your general fundraising today.