Jun 152018
 
For Nana: Fighting to End Alzheimer’s One Music Note at a Time

Tonight, on June 21, 2018, my team is hosting our first-ever benefit concert and cocktail hour for The Longest Day. Tonight, we are making connections, not only with other people who have experienced the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, but connections to music and my Nana. We are here to help find a cure so that no one ever has to live through what she and I did. Growing up, my Nana and I were inseparable, […]

Jun 152018
 
Today, I Carry Her: Cycling Through the Decades on The Longest Day

It has been more than a year since my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This afternoon, my team is embarking on three hours of indoor cycling in her honor, and in honor of those they love. My grandmother is a woman who has been through more than any one person should have to endure in a lifetime. She survived her husband’s death after caring for him during his ten-year battle with cancer; she has survived the […]

Jun 152018
 
Thinking of Mom on The Longest Day: 1,500,000 Steps Across Scotland

This morning, as I prepare for my day in my tent in Northern Scotland, I am thinking about how, for people caring for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, every day seems like the longest day. That is why I am doing something I love for someone I love. I’ve lived through it myself – and I want to support all the caregivers and care partners who take this journey together. Today, and for […]

Jun 072018
 
Playing Bridge and Raising Funds to End Alzheimer's

We spoke with bridge club owner and American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) accredited teacher Silvana Scotto Morici about her involvement in the Alzheimer’s Association event The Longest Day. Read on to learn why bridge players come back year after year to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Tell us how you got involved with bridge and why you made the game your activity for The Longest Day. I got into bridge completely by accident. […]

Jul 122017
 
Remembering Those We Loved and Lost to Alzheimer’s

Progressive and eventually debilitating, Alzheimer’s disease is devastating. Just ask anyone who knows or loves someone with the disease. Sadly, that includes many of us. Dom Moloney lost his grandfather, Arthur, to the disease. His wife lost her great aunt Milly, who was like a mother to her when she was younger. Dom is from the United Kingdom and works at PRA Health Sciences, where he is getting ready to be part of a cycling […]

Jun 212017
 
Participating in The Longest Day Is My Way of Saying “I Love You.”

The Longest Day is finally here and my excitement is at fever pitch! All of the planning and hard work has come together, and I know it will be another fun and successful event. My team is certainly ready to make the most of this special day. Why do I fight Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day, year after year? It is because my wonderful husband Warren is courageously living with Alzheimer’s. This is my fourth […]

Jun 202017
 
From Tango to Foxtrot: Ballroom Dancing for Jeanine on The Longest Day

Today we have honored the life of my aunt Jeanine Brown. This incredible woman was responsible for my first-ever public dance moment. It was her wedding reception, there was a Soul Train dance line…and I was paired up with my grandmother.  Needless to say, it was quite the night! Aunt Jeanine was far too young to have been taken from us by Alzheimer’s disease this past January. Not long after her passing, my wife Daisey struck […]

Jun 192017
 
Golfing for Mickey on The Longest Day

Our Longest Day is spent playing golf, my husband Mickey’s favorite sport, which he grew up enjoying with his dad. In 2013, at age 55, Mickey was diagnosed with early-onset (also known as younger-onset) Alzheimer’s disease. Our family wanted to find a way to fight back, and we wanted to include Mickey in whatever we did. A golf tournament in his honor on The Longest Day was the best – and most obvious – choice!  […]

May 162017
 
Cycling the Distance for Dad on The Longest Day

The Longest Day is all about love! On the summer solstice, people select any activity they love — or an activity loved by those affected by Alzheimer’s disease — to help raise funds and awareness to help end Alzheimer’s. Two sisters from Decorah, Iowa are fighting to end Alzheimer’s  on behalf of their father Dale, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 57. Most of Brecka and Shanna’s The Longest Day teammates are honoring […]

Jun 202016
 
Lighting the Way: Honoring My Father’s Memory

Today is the The Longest Day, a sunrise-to-sunset event that symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. On June 14, 2012, my four siblings and I crowded around my father’s bed to say our final goodbyes. Ronald Paul Geguzys Sr. has been missed in so many ways since then, most especially by his children who never really got the chance to share him with our children. Dad passed away of […]

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