Help the Corgi Bunch read their fundraising goal! DONATE NOW or text SOLSTICE to 51555, and enter CORGI at the prompt to donate!
After weeks of dedication to their training (and by training, we mean getting pets and treats) the big day finally arrived. Over the weekend, the Corgi Bunch joined nearly 100 other corgis and raced their tails off – figuratively, not literally – at Emerald Downs’ Logic20/20 Consulting Corgi Races. While none of the Corgi Bunch made it to the final race, they did raise $10k for the Alzheimer’s Association through The Longest Day.
Throughout their PAW-blicity tour that took place over these spring and summer, there were able to help raise awareness not only about this exciting event but also the impact of Alzheimer’s and the community resources the Alzheimer’s Association provides. And on race day, they were able to share those resources with another 9,000 event attendees.
There are 120,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Washington and 300,000 unpaid family caregivers. There’s still time to give either through the Corgi Bunch’s Longest Day page or text SOLSTICE to 51555, and enter CORGI at the prompt to donate. Many thanks to Boris, Daphne, Harrison, Hugo, Milo, Rally and Tesla (and their humans) for their support of the Association. Watch this space for more information about where you can view the races on ESPN or at one of our local viewing parties.
You can learn more about the stars of the Corgi Bunch in our blog, Corgis for A Cure.
If you are a caregiver or an individual living with Alzheimer’s, you don’t have to do this alone. The Alzheimer’s Association offers free support groups throughout the region. To learn more, visit alzwa.org/support.
You can also find support and resources by calling our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. Our helpline is available around the clock, 365 days a year. This free service is staffed by specialists and master’s-level clinicians and offers confidential support and information to people living with dementia, caregivers, families, and the public.