The Longest Day Events: Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

By Maddison Rametta

The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. On June 21, 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 their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

This month, get involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and The Longest Day with these local events:

  1. Paint Safety Harbor Purple

The Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants of Safety Harbor would like to invite local businesses to participate in Paint Safety Harbor Purple event to support the continued care, support, and research of the Alzheimer’s Association. Businesses may make a $20 donation to participate, and all fundraising will be promoted on social media!

Support Paint Safety Harbor Purple with a donation on their event page.

2. Art4Alz Fluid Paint Pouring Workshops

All of the proceeds from these classes will benefit the Art4Alz team goal to raise awareness, support, research efforts and funds supporting The Longest Day event. There are multiple workshops scheduled and anyone is welcome to attend the paint pouring workshops. Tammy DeCaro, a local Naples artist and healthcare administrator, will lead the classes, teaching you a simple and fun way to create a masterpiece for your wall!

More information about these events.

Support Art4Alz Fluid Paint Pouring Workshops with a donation on their event page.

3. Pickleball Skill Level Mini Tournament

Grab your paddle and meet us at the Naples Pickleball Center in East Naples Community Park on June 24! Sign up for the tournament through Club Automation, and notify the Pro Shop of your partner to play from 7:30 -10:30 a.m. 3.0 level players can pay ($35 as a member, $40 as a non-member) to play in two phases, divided by an intermission and snacks. The net proceeds of this event will benefit The Longest Day.

Today, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, including more than 6 million Americans. In the United States alone, more than 11 million friends and family members are providing their care. We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise.

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