Community comes together on the longest day to join the fight against Alzheimer's

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- June 21st is the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice. However, it is also a day that people from across the nation come together to join the fight against the darkness that is Alzheimer’s.

Today, the Primrose Retirement Community residents and staff will spend the day honoring and bringing awareness to those who suffer from the disease of Alzheimer’s.

Festivities today include a walk, indoor games, snow cones and more! All to bring people together to end Alzheimer’s. However, there are plenty of other ways to show your support.

Worldwide, 55 million people are living with dementia. That number is expected to skyrocket to 78 million by 2030. Alzheimer’s kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

In the United States, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

The longest day is when thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice.

Together – they use passion and creativity to raise funds and awareness.

Find an event near you or consider donating here.

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