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.
To learn more about The Longest Day or register, please visit thelongestday.alz.org
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:
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 November 12
- 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
Thank you to the Hunt family with S&D Spicy Kitchens, a franchisee of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, who had their third annual "Dining to Make a Difference" campaign in the Bayou Area and Tangipahoa Parish. Beginning August 1, eleven Popeyes restaurants in Hammond, Ponchatoula, Amite, Houma, Thibodaux, Morgan City, and Ville Platte invited participants to donate $1 to the Alzheimer's Association. In return, Popeyes rewarded 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.
Thank you to our 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's Sponsors!
State Sponsors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Fishing for Memories, Heymann Foundation, and S&D Spicy Kitchens/Popeyes.
Regional Sponsors: Cecil Hymel Memorial Golf Tournament and Elder Outreach.
Regional Media Sponsors: The Daily Advertiser, Fox 15 News, and Acadiana's KLAF News