Paddling the Sound: The Longest Day

On June 20, 2020, 71-year-old Paul Hirsh will be paddling around Vashon Island in a 19ft kayak for The Longest Day. Paul is paddling in honor of his mother, who had Alzheimer’s, and his father, who was her primary caregiver. Paul lives in Gig Harbor, WA on Wollochet Bay. Paul and his wife Charlotte have three daughters and 10 grandkids. Paul grew up an athlete. … Continue reading Paddling the Sound: The Longest Day

Rowing in honor of my dad: The Longest Day

By Lynxie Voorhees My name is Lynxie Voorhees and I am from Mukilteo, Washington. I am a senior at Kamiak High School and plan on attending Barnard College this coming fall. One of my passions in life is rowing.  I discovered rowing through a friend who began rowing in college, and I decided to join the summer after my sophomore year of high school. I … Continue reading Rowing in honor of my dad: The Longest Day

25 Ways to Fundraise from Home for The Longest Day

We are all feeling the effects of being physically distanced from our family, friends, colleagues and teammates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Longest Day is a wonderful opportunity to come together virtually, share in a joyful activity and make a difference in the lives of people impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer … Continue reading 25 Ways to Fundraise from Home for The Longest Day

Janet Callahan: The Longest Day Coordinator

Janet Callahan lives in Edmonds, Wash. with her husband and son, “The Nicks,” (also known as Nick and son Nicholas) and their two chubby cats. In January 2020, Janet joined the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter as The Longest Day Coordinator. Janet came to the Alzheimer’s Association through “total serendipity.” While attending a Journey Dementia Family Caregiver Conference in November with her father, she happened … Continue reading Janet Callahan: The Longest Day Coordinator

Year in Review: Impact Report FY19

The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter is pleased to present to you — our loyal supporters — the Impact Report for Fiscal Year 2019. We are grateful for the many ways your support enhances the lives of people in our community affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Below are key highlights of all we accomplished together in the past year. Thank you again for … Continue reading Year in Review: Impact Report FY19

Dancing for Dad: The Longest Day

Kristen Barsky-Harlan and her wife, Sarah, had just 3.5 months to plan their wedding. It was not the original date they had chosen; but Kristen wanted her father there by her side, to walk her down the aisle and enjoy the father-daughter dance. Kristen’s dad, Tom, had younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and Kristen wanted to remember her wedding day with her father present.   This year … Continue reading Dancing for Dad: The Longest Day

A 100 Mile Race: The Longest Day

Stephanie Eldore is a teacher and a mother from Priest Lake, Idaho. Last December, Stephanie ran 100 miles in an ultra marathon as part of her The Longest Day Fundraiser, to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Stephanie chose to be a part of The Longest Day because both her grandmother and mother were both diagnosed with dementia. “My Mom and Grandma were both strong, … Continue reading A 100 Mile Race: The Longest Day

How Can You Join The Longest Day?

The Longest Day is fast-approaching, but you still have the opportunity to participate! Need a last minute suggestion? Here are some ways to get involved: Buffalo Wild Wings in Lynnwood is doing an all day give-back on June 21. Print off this ticket and bring it to the restaurant. Does not work at other locations.   All three Washington state glassybaby stores will donate 10% … Continue reading How Can You Join The Longest Day?

Beautiful Mind

By Michael Kirtman He is my superhero Olympic level speed But his true super power Is his beautiful mind That mind ignited his rise from Gray, Louisiana To segregated Texas To the corner office That beautiful mind made him the first in his family to go to college A mind that tested out of every high-school except one A mind that led global marketing for … Continue reading Beautiful Mind

The Longest Day: Arthur Murray Dance Schools

Arthur Murray International Inc., together with its franchisees, is the largest and most prominent dance organization in the world with 270 dance studios in 22 countries. Last year, franchise owners Chris and Daisy Lynam participated in The Longest Day with 16 teams from Northern California, Washington, and Hawaii, raising over $50,000. Arthur Murray has now signed on as a Global Team and is committed to … Continue reading The Longest Day: Arthur Murray Dance Schools