Category The Longest Day

For a Brilliant Woman: Why I Walk

Editor’s Note: There are 16 Walks to End Alzheimer’s in Washington and Northern Idaho in 2017. Register today at alz.org/walk By Julia Leonard Marcia-Mongrain Finkas made a career out of helping others. “I spent a lot of years in special education and working with youth with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities [and] behavioral issues,” said Marcia. […]

Washington and Northern Idaho on The Longest Day

This year, over 50 teams from Washington and Northern Idaho participated in The Longest Day. We thank everyone who did something they love for those affected by Alzheimer’s! Generation End Alzheimer’s     Running for Wayne Alpha Kappa Alpha – Delta Upsilon Omega “Light the Park” – glassybaby     Longview Bridge Club     Kendra Scott […]

The Longest Day: A Brother’s Bond

By Thomas Bowler Dr. Pat Collins’ father always taught him as life goes on, you’ll be able to count your best friends on one hand, and one better be your brother. Pat and his brother, Mike, were virtually one in the same. Born 16 months apart, they did everything together: playing instruments, fishing, sailing and […]

How Our Community Spends The Longest Day

Editor’s Note: Do what you love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Register today for The Longest Day. The Longest Day is an opportunity to do what YOU love to support a world without Alzheimer’s disease.  Are you undecided on your Longest Day activity? Find inspiration from these teams in Washington state!   ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA – DELTA […]

Love and The Longest Day: Electa and Norm Anderson

By Thomas Bowler  Many people who have experienced Alzheimer’s can relate to the story of Electa Anderson. And, like many others, that experience has sparked in her a passion to do more for the cause through The Longest Day. Electa Anderson, a long time resident of California, faced what felt like an insurmountable wall of […]

How I spend The Longest Day: Electa Anderson

Editor’s Note: Registration is open for The Longest Day. Click here to learn more.   The Longest Day is a unique opportunity for individuals to come together and honor those affected by Alzheimer’s. For Electa Anderson, that means honoring her late husband, Norm. Do what you love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Visit thelongestday.alz.org […]

The Longest Day: Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life

By Kelly Zwicker Every individual who experiences Alzheimer’s has a unique story. Shantel Thilman has used her experience as a young caregiver and her passion for living a healthy lifestyle to join the fight against Alzheimer’s.   A self-starter and globetrotter, Shantel’s active lifestyle has lead her to become an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. Her […]