Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day, Burlington June 21

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Chittenden County Residents Join the Alzheimer’s Association to Inspire
Hope and Honor those Affected by Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day

WHAT: On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Chittenden County residents will join
advocates around the world to participate in The Longest Day®, a day to
honor all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Held annually on the
summer solstice, The Longest Day symbolizes the challenging journey of those
living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

The second annual Longest Day Rally on Church Street will bring together
volunteers, advocates, caregivers and Longest Day teams to help raise
awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The Rally on
Church Street will be emceed by WJOY’s Ginny McGehee. Sara Byers, President
of Leonardo’s Pizza, is the featured Mission Speaker. She will address the
personal Alzheimer's journey of her step-father and mother and the impact
disease has had on her family. After Sara’s remarks, there will be a
special announcement from Kinney Drugs and the Alzheimer’s Association,
Vermont Chapter.

Local restaurants are showing their support for The Longest Day Rally on
Church Street. On June 21st, Leunig’s Bistro and Halvorson’s Upstreet
Café will donate 10% of dinner meal sales to the Alzheimer’s Association.

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 21, 2017; 5:30 – 6:30pm
Rally program with speakers 5:30 – 6:00pm

WHERE:  Burlington’s City Hall steps

About Alzheimer’s Disease
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, including an
estimated 12,000 Vermont residents, and as baby boomers age the number of
individuals living with Alzheimer’s will rapidly escalate. In total, 15.9
million family and friends provided 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care in 2015
to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, including 30,000 Vermonters
who provided an estimated 34 million hours of unpaid care.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:30pm