News 2 Today Weekend: Alzheimer’s Association

News 2 Today Weekend: Alzheimer’s Association


THAT’S YOUR LOOK AT SPORTS, I’M LOGAN REEVER. THIS COMING FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST, IS THE SUMMER SOLSTICE, ALSO KNOWN AS THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR. HERE TO TELL US HOW TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR AWARENESS, SUPPORT AND RESEARCH IS ASHTON. GOOD MORNING, ASHTON. GOOD MORNING. THANKS FOR BEING HERE SO EARLY. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. SO THIS IS KIND OF LIKE DIFFERENT FROM REALLY ANY KIND OF FUNDRAISER THAT I’VE EVER HEARD OF. TALK TO ME ABOUT WHAT THE LONGEST DAY IS. YES. THE LONGEST DAY IS A FUNDRAISER THAT THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION HAS. THE DAY WITH THE MOST LIGHT, THE SUMMER SOLSTICE TO END ALZHEIMER’S, TO PROVIDE CARE AND SUPPORT FOR THOSE AFFECTED, NOW AND ALSO TO FUND RESEARCH SO ONE DAY WE HAVE A CURE FOR THE DISEASE. FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST IS THE SUMMER SOLSTICE. WE’RE ASKING EVERYONE TO GO ONLINE AND REGISTER YOUR FUNDRAISER AT ALZ.ORG/TLD. IT’S ALL ABOUT DOING WHAT YOU LOVE THAT DAY TO HONOR PEOPLE WITH THE DISEASE AND THEIR CAREGIVERS. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT. YOU CAN DO A LEMONADE STAND, A BAKE SALE. WE HAVE YOGA STUDIOS DOING YOGA-THONS. RESTAURANTS DONATING A PERCENTAGE OF THEIR PROCEEDS. I LOVE THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY THE DISEASE. RIGHT. SO, YOU KNOW, DOES YOUR DAD HAVE ALZHEIMER’S AND HE WAS AN AVID GOLFER. THINK ABOUT DOING A GOLF EVENT IN HIS HONOR OR MEMORY. YOU KNOW, MOM LOVED TO GARDEN, SO WE’RE GOING TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, A PLANT SALE. SO FUN. YOU KNOW, ONE WOMAN LAST YEAR BAKED COOKIES BECAUSE HER MOM LOVED TO BAKE AND SHE SOLD, YOU KNOW, COOKIES ON THE LONGEST DAY. SO YOU CAN REGISTER YOUR FUNDRAISER ONLINE AND IN ADDITION TO DOING YOUR FUNDRAISER ON THE SUMMER SOLSTICE, JUNE 21ST, YOU GET A WHOLE HOST OF FUNDRAISING TOOLS WHEN YOU REGISTER. SO YOU CAN ATTACH YOUR FUNDRAISER TO FACEBOOK AND GATHER FACEBOOK DONATIONS, YOU CAN SEND EMAILS TO, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WHO MAY WANT TO CONTRIBUTE. SO IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY. WE HAVE A LOT OF UNIQUE THINGS GOING ON. WE HAVE A FOLLY BEACH CLEANUP GOING ON. WE HAVE PEOPLE WALKING THE RAVENEL BRIDGE AND LOTS OF THINGS GOING ON ON THE LONGEST DAY. WE WOULD LOVE FOR EVERYBODY TO GET INVOLVED AND IT’S A DIY EVENT. DO WHAT YOU LOVE THAT DAY. I LOVE THAT AND I LOVE THE IDEA BEHIND IT. YOU’RE NOT STUCK TO A CERTAIN EVENT. YOU CAN TAKE IT, LIKE YOU SAID, IN HONOR OF WHOMEVER IT WAS THAT WAS AFFECTED AND HOW YOU WANT TO GO WILL BE IT. ONE MORE TIME, IN ORDER TO REGISTER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN ON THE LONGEST DAY, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE. ALZ.ORG/TLD. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE WILL HAVE ALL OF THAT

Author: Kevin Mason

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