Join us for one of our upcoming events to support the Alzheimer's Association Louisiana Chapter
The Longest Day is an awareness and fundraising campaign for the Alzheimer's Association, and our main day of activity during Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month each June. On the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, we call on individuals around the globe to come together in solidarity from sunrise to sunset (roughly sixteen hours) to honor and remember friends and family affected by Alzheimer's disease.
Special thanks to all of our teams who participated in activities from sunrise to sunset on June 20, 2016! Shout out to our largest team from 2016: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Phi Sigma Omega, and our top fundraising team: Aces Against Alzheimer's. Check out our summary from 2016 by clicking here and keep up to date on our activities by liking our Facebook page.
How can you put your passion to work on The Longest Day? The activities are limitless! Long-time volunteer and supporter Bonnie Hay combines her passion for professional bull riding with her desire to raise funds and awareness in the fight to end Alzheimer's. Bonnie's Personal Quest for Alzheimer's Awareness started in 2004, and includes promoting awareness of the disease through her "SAYiWONT" t-shirts and purple flanks on the rodeo circuit. Learn more about Bonnie and our other supporters by visiting out Volunteer page.
RivALZ is a flag football game in which the two participating teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes. Whether you are interested in playing, coaching, cheering, or volunteering, there is a place for you!
RivALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes game locations:
Baton Rouge, LA - We are still tallying donations from this weekend's game! Thanks to everyone who came out on game day to support our players, coaches, and volunteers. Stay tuned for details for the 2017 game!
Visit our main Blondes vs. Brunettes page for complete game details and all events leading up to the big day!
Please join us for 1 of our 10 walks across the state to help us #EndAlz for the 84,000 people aged 65 and older in Louisiana with Alzheimer's disease and their 231,000 caregivers. To learn more, please visit our Louisiana Chapter Walk page by clicking here.
- Baton Rouge September 10
- Alexandria September 24
- Lake Charles October 8
- Mandeville October 8
- Ponchatoula October 8
- Bossier City October 22
- Houma October 22
- Lafayette October 29
- Monroe November 5
- New Orleans November 5
"Dining to Make a Difference" - Bayou Area and Tangipahoa Parish
S&D Spicy Kitchens, a franchisee of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, kicks off the third annual "Dining to Make a Difference" campaign today in the Bayou Area and Tangipahoa Parish. Beginning August 1, eleven Popeyes restaurants in Hammond, Ponchatoula, Amite, Houma, Thibodaux, Morgan City, and Ville Platte invite participants to donate $1 to the Alzheimer's Association. In return, Popeyes will reward the guest with a coupon card worth other $25 in savings to be used toward free and discounted purchases during a future visit. Click here to learn more.Team Kickoff & Recruitment Party - New Orleans
Save the date for Thursday, August 18, for our New Orleans Walk to End Alzheimer's kickoff party! Join us at The Cannery (3803 Toulouse St in Mid City) for food, fun, and information on our 2016 Walk, which will be held November 5 at Audubon Park. Download the flier and share with someone who you think would make a great team captain!
Team Kickoff & Recruitment Party - St. Tammany
Save the date for Thursday, August 25, for our Northshore Walk to End Alzheimer's kickoff party at N'Tini's Restaurant in Mandeville! Learn more about our 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's, sign up your team, and share your recruiting and fundraising techniques with other team captains. Download the flier and share with someone who you think would make a great team captain!
Painting with a Purpose - Mandeville
Join Brookdale Mandeville at Painting with a Twist in Mandeville on Wednesday, August 31, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for Painting with a Purpose. The session will be a 3 hour step by step class to paint the Lakefront Gazebo. Pre-register for the class online here. The cost to participate is $45 per person and half of the proceeds raised will go to the Alzheimer's Association.
Team Kickoff & Recruitment Party - Shreveport
Stop by the Silver Star Smokehouse & Saloon between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, to learn more about the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Shreveport/Bossier City. On-site registration will be available so that you can register yourself or create your team while you enjoy snacks and possibly win an Alzheimer's Association give-away or door prize.Team Kickoff & Recruitment Party - Monroe
Stop by Monago Field House between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, to learn more about the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Monroe. On-site registration will be available so that you can register yourself or create your team while you enjoy snacks and possibly win an Alzheimer's Association give-away or door prize.
Thank you to our 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's State Sponsors: Elder Outreach, Fishing for Memories, Heymann Foundation, S&D Spicy Kitchens/Popeyes, and Stirling Properties.
The Annual Cecil Hymel Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the Hymel family is typically held in June. Contact Caryn Hymel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit them on Facebook by clicking here.
Fishing For Memories
Don't miss this first-class fishing rodeo to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Louisiana Chapter! Check out all of the highlights from the 2016 rodeo via Facebook or visit www.fishingformemories.org for more information.