Get Involved For Alz

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JOIN “NEEDHAM GOES PURPLE” TODAY!

 

The Longest Day is all about love.  Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.  It is a tribute to our caregiver heroes and those facing Alzheimer’s.  June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and on or around the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, businesses and individuals all over Needham are coming together to help end Alzheimer’s.  We will raise funds and awareness for care and support programs while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.

 

HOW CAN YOU, YOUR FAMILY, OR KIDS PARTICIPATE?

We need volunteers for lots of fun tasks!  We need help wrapping over 100 parking meters in town, putting together lemonade stand kits, dropping off supplies and signs to businesses and restaurants around town, and taking shifts running a lemonade stand.

 

HOW CAN YOUR BUSINESS PARTICIPATE?

The beautiful and unique thing about The Longest Day event is that you are free to participate in whatever way you can!  We welcome you to create your own plan or event, but here are a couple ideas to also consider…

 

Shop to End Alz

Pick a date, weekend or the whole month of June and donate a percentage of your sales to Team Needham for The Longest Day event for the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Dollars for Alz

For a day, weekend, or the entire month of June, ask customers when they are checking out if they would like to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association and add the amount to their total amount due.  At the end of the event add up all the donations and donate it to Team Needham in honor of your customers.

 

Round Up for Alz

For the month of June ask your customers if they would like to round their purchase up to the nearest dollar.  Add up all of the extra change at the end of the month and make a donation to Team Needham.  (Donation can will be provided.)

 

Purple Promotion to End Alz

Create or sell a special purple product or service with 100% of the proceeds donated to Team Needham for The Longest Day event.

 

HOW CAN YOUR GYM / STUDIO PARTICIPATE?

We welcome you to create your own plan or event, but here are a couple ideas to also consider…

 

Pick a week or weekend in June, (or the entire month!) and turn select classes purple by donating the class fees to the Alzheimer’s Association. Create a fun competition between instructors and see who can raise the most money by getting the most clients to sign up for their purple class.

 

Host an Alz-athon

Create your own all-day event!  Pick a date in June and offer several time slots of the same class and challenge clients to sign up for as many sessions as they can for one set fee with all proceeds being donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

HOW CAN YOUR RESTAURANT PARTICIPATE?

We welcome you to create your own plan or event, but here are a couple ideas to also consider…

 

Purple Menu

Select a few menu items to “go purple” or create a special purple menu of appetizers, and/or entrees, and/or desserts for June, Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and donate a percentage of the proceeds to Team Needham.

 

Purple Cocktailz

Create a fun purple cocktail for June, Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and donate a percentage of the proceeds to Team Needham.

 

Alz Happy Hour

Pick a week in June (or do it for the whole month!) and hold an after work “Alz Happy Hour” where a percentage of the proceeds from all appetizers and drinks go to Team Needham.

 

Eating out to End Alz

For one night of your choice, patrons can present a special coupon to their server that allows a percentage of their final food and beverage bill (pre- tax and gratuity) to be donated to Team Needham.

 

Each business, restaurant, gym and fitness studio that “Goes Purple” will receive the following:

  • A purple poster to proudly display on your front door or window
  • A purple light bulb to shine bright so people know which restaurants are “Purple”
  • Links and details will be shared about your participation on various social media pages including
  • those of The Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter
  • Your business will be listed in all local media ads and articles, including the Needham Times
  • Thank you cards and Alzheimer’s Association brochures on the ten warning signs to present to customers.
  • An incredible team of volunteers spreading the word about your support and event!
  • A compelling reason for your community to patron your business
  • Your donation to the Alzheimer’s Association is 100% tax-deductible

 

For more information please contact:

 

Charlene Bemis

The Longest Day, Alzheimer’s Association

617-393-2023 • cbemis@alz.org

 

Suzanne Lissy

Team Captain, Team Needham

617-835-0300 • slissy66@gmail.com

 

Margie Levin

Team Captain, Team Needham

617-620-4422 • mlevin@coca-cola.com

 

 

For details on volunteering contact:
Suzanne Lissy – 617-835-0300