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The Longest Day- Is Happening Today!

For the people involved in this event, this challenge is one day. For people with Alzheimer’s, it’s every day. Run, walk, bike or challenge yourself to some other endurance activity to honor those facing Alzheimer’s. Learn More

On June 20, 2012, the longest day of the year, participants across the northern hemisphere will push their limits in a sunrise-to-sunset relay to raise awareness and funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s. It’s one day to honor the passion, dedication and strength displayed by people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers every day.

Join us for year one of this exciting and innovative event! The Longest Day allows you to participate with ultimate flexibility – you choose your activity, route and time of day to get active. The only rule is that someone on your team is in motion throughout the 16 hours of daylight on the longest day. The Alzheimer’s Association will provide fundraising support and connect you to a virtual community of other participants. We’ll also be cheering you on throughout The Longest Day!

Each team member pledges to raise a commitment fee and is asked to raise a minimum of $100/hour of activity (suggested minimum: $400). Participants will receive a virtual fundraising toolkit, an event day experience kit (including a T-shirt and awareness and celebration materials) and ongoing staff support to help plan a great day and reach fundraising goals. Through smartphone technology and social media, every participant will be able to showcase their efforts and share their stories as part of the global movement to fight against Alzheimer’s.

We’re in it until Alzheimer’s is finished. Show your support for the cause by donating to a team or participant in The Longest Day. Give to honor the more than 35 million people worldwide who are living with Alzheimer’s and the countless caregivers who face this disease so bravely every day.

Follow the event now and donate!



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Alzheimer’s Association: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.  Since 1989, we’ve mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now, we’re continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s — the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an all-age, all-ability, family-friendly event. Activities will vary by location, but will likely include:

  • Scenic 1-2 mile walk route
  • Times of remembrance
  • Music and family entertainment
  • Kids play areas
  • Snacks and water
  • Information on Alzheimer’s Association programs and services
  • Exhibits featuring our sponsors’ products and services
  • Opportunity to advocate to Congress to support research funding and Alzheimer’s policy initiatives

The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here.
Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk.

Find a walk or support a walker

The South Carolina Chapter is proud to host several walk locations throughout the state in 2011.  Click here to view a list of walk locations in South Carolina.

If you are interested in supporting a team or walk participant, we have made it easy to pledge your support online.  Simply select the appropriate walk location and search for the walker or team that you’d like to support.

Getting started

Form a team:
Forming a team for Walk to End Alzheimer’s can enhance your experience and multiply your impact. Together, as a team, you are a force much greater than what you can accomplish alone.  While we encourage you to recruit as many people as possible to join your team, there is no minimum number of people for a team.  So gather at least one friend to begin. For tips on building your team, check out our tips for team captains at alz.org/walk.

Register online:
To register online, choose the “Register Here” button on the walk location site.  To register a team, choose “Start a Team” to register as team captain.   Each team member can then choose to “Join an Existing Team” when they register.  If you’d rather register as an individual, select that option instead.  It’s that simple!

Set a goal:
Each walk participant is encouraged to set a fundraising goal. Remember, the all donations will support Alzheimer research and services for South Carolina families who have a loved one with the disease.  So set your goal high!  In order to receive a Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt at the event, you will need to raise a minimum of $100.  Incentive prizes are also available to participants according to their totals.

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