Last year, nearly 16 million people in the United States cared for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. To honor and support these caregivers and the people facing these diseases, a group of our instructors, members and employees are teaming up with The Alzheimer’s Association for their Summer Solstice event, The Longest Day. With the event right around the corner on June 20, it’s the perfect time to get involved.
About the event
The Longest Day is a sunrise-to-sunset event where teams take part in an activity of their choosing to honor those facing Alzheimer’s Disease. Longest Day teams raise money to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s research, care and advocacy programs while creating greater awareness around an issue that affects all of us.
You can participate no matter where you live — having team members across the country or the globe only makes the team stronger! And, you can pledge to take part in your activity for whatever amount of time works for you.
How to get involved
There are three ways to get involved:
1) Support the Bluprint Instructors team
Our goal is to raise $3,200 for The Alzheimer’s Association. We’ve started off the fundraising with a $1,600 donation, and we need your help to make it to our goal! Click here to go to the Bluprint Instructor Group page for The Longest Day, and then click the yellow Donate button to contribute.
2) Start your own team!
Creating your own team for The Longest Day is simple. First, gather a team of friends and agree on a group activity. If you’re part of a stitching group or another crafting club, this is a great activity for your next get together. Then, ask your friends and family to support you in reaching your fundraising goal before The Longest Day.
3) Find a team to join
If you’re passionate about supporting the Alzheimer’s Association but don’t want to start your own team, you can join a team created by someone else, anywhere in the world. On this page, you can search for teams based on location or activity — we’ll bet you can find a group for your favorite craft!
If you participate, we want to hear about it! Don’t forget to share moments from your Longest Day experience with #BluprintCares.