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'The Longest Day' benefits Alzheimer's Association

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 19:30:27-04

The Alzheimer's Association recognizes the summer solstice, June 20, with a day of fundraising every year. They call it The Longest Day.

They use the day with the most light to fight the darkness of the disease.

People hold dances, parties, arts and craft events and more every year.

This year, people are getting creative because of social distancing.

Brian Reetz of Lincoln has held a cornhole tournament to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. The disease has impacted his family.

This year he made the tournament virtual.

"You throw 20 bags and however many points you get you're still competing against another person on the other side of the bracket, and they're doing it at their house," Reetz explained.

He's still asking people to Facetime or communicate during the tournament so it helps bring people together.

You can learn other unique ways to fundraise and help the Alzheimer's Association on their web site.