Not sure what you want to do yet? You can register now and select an activity later.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
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Featured Fundraiser: No One Walks Alone
In 2016, Doug B. spent more than four months hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in honor of those facing Alzheimer’s disease. He carried with him the names of mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends and loved ones that have been touched by Alzheimer’s. He turned his hike into a fundraiser for The Longest Day, raising over $33,000 to help fund the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Thank you, Doug!