The Longest Day: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Event

The Longest Day: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Event

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Omicron Xi Omega chapter proudly joined forces with the Alzheimer’s Association® to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease risk factors, diagnosis, care, and advocacy, among the African-American community. AKA has designated the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day® as a Community Impact Day. On June 25, 2016, OXO members raised awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s by hosting a Family Day event at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Throughout the day, information on the dreaded disease was distributed and patrons of the zoo could share their stories of how Alzheimer’s has affected their lives and that of their families. The chapter also handed out bracelets of hope and balloons. Additionally, selfies of participants were posted to social media.