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Alzheimer’s Association uses Longest Day to increase awareness

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The North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is using the summer solstice to help increase Alzheimer’s awareness.

Alzheimer’s, a chronic neurodegenerative disease often the cause of dementia, causes more deaths in the U.S. than breast and prostate cancer combined.

Longest Day, June 21 is an event in which teams participate in various featured events to help fundraise and raise awareness for Alzheimer’s patients and their loved ones. The Longest Day not only symbolizes the long challenge ahead for those with the disease and their families, but will provide ample time for activities to take place.

“Whether you’re a team of one, or a team of one hundred, you can create your own experience to raise funds by doing what you love in honor of those affected by the disease,” their website states.

Funds raised by these events will go toward Alzheimer’s care, support and research efforts.

Events on June 21, the summer solstice, include:

-The Longest Day with Granbury Bridge Club from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Farina’s Winery & Cafe & Harbor Lake Golf Club

-Community Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walnut Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care

-Silverado Rock N Donate Lemonade Stand from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Silverado Fort Worth

-Garden Terrace Purple & White Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Garden Terrace at Fort Worth

-The Longest Day Luau to End Alzheimer’s from 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. at The Stayton at Museum Way

-The Longest Day with Team Tugg from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Geek Out, located at 102 S. Main St. in Burleson.

-UNO Chicago Grill 20-percent give back from 11 a.m. to close at their Houston Street location

-Walk with the New LifeStyles Team, all day, everywhere

-The Longest Day Block Party for Alzheimer’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Martin Crest Assisted Living Parking Lot

-Advocate ALZ on the Courthouse Steps from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 100 E. Weatherford St.

-Longest Day Purple Party from 3-5 p.m. at the Clear Fork Assisted Living and Memory Care

-The Downshift after the Longest Day with Alpha Kappa Alpha at 7 p.m. at the Highland Hills Community Center

-The Longest Day at Life Care Center of Haltom from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Life Care Center of Haltom

Additional featured events will take place from June 20 to July 30:

-A Day of Golf at Waterchase! from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 20 at the Waterchase Golf Club

-The Father and The Bear movie screening June 20 in Hudson Oaks and June 29 in Burleson

-The Longest Ride from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 at Freedom PowerSports Fort Worth

-Stitching for Memories from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 at Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics

-Wine Down Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. June 28 at Butler’s Alley & Antiques

-Songs and Smiles Concert & Comedy Event at 2 p.m. July 30 at 6000 Hawk Ave. in North Richland Hills

For more information on any of these events visit: alz.org/northcentraltexas/in_my_community_102686.asp

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