The Longest Day: Find an Event Near You in Central & North Florida

On June 21 – the day with the most light – the summer solstice, Floridians will join thousands of advocates across the country to participate in The Longest Day. 

Longest Day participants can support the event at home, online or in person activities– biking, hiking, playing bridge, knitting and more – to honor the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the more than 11 million family members and friends providing care and support.

In the Central and North Florida Chapter alone, there are nearly 180,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Statewide, more than 827,000 are serving as caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. 

Events in Central & North Florida will include:  

  • Orlando Goes Purple. Amanda Harris, who lost her father to the disease, and Team Larry’s Gene’s will host a lighting ceremony at Lake Eola as it goes purple for Alzheimer’s. ICON Park will also light The Wheel in purple in support of The Longest Day initiative. The park will have discounted Wheel tickets available for the entire week leading up to TLD and will donate a portion of the sales to the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets to ride will be $10 instead of the retail rate of $33.99. Click here for the Wheel discount offer. 
  • Jog Your Memory 5K. Clermont Police Chief Chuck Broadway and other community members will honor and remember loved ones on June 21 at the ‘Jog Your Memory’ 5k. Registration is $10 and will take place at 330 3rd Street Clermont, FL US 34711 Click here to sign up.
  • Pensacola Graffiti Bridge Event. Join community members to paint words of encouragement at the Pensacola Graffiti Bridge on North 15th Ave.
  • Jacksonville Purple Parade & Gala. On June 24, join the community at 10 a.m. for a parade through Atlantic Beach. On July 15, organizers will host a gala at Queens Harbour Country Club. Learn more at

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