For Terrell Owens bringing attention to the disease is a cause to which he has lent his celebrity since his grandmother was diagnosed in 1996. “Every team I have played for knew I did charity work,” says Owens, who has participated in numerous Memory Walks to raise money for Alzheimer’s care and research and has appeared in public service announcements. In 2003, he testified before Congress in an effort to increase federal funding for Alzheimer’s research…See How You Can Get Involved!
Owens did not know much about the disease at first, but working with the Alzheimer’s Association and doing research changed that. And over time, those efforts helped him understand and accept what was happening. “Learning to deal with it was a gradual process,” Owens says. “I had to come to grips with the fact that she was not going to get better.”
Join him on June 21, 2013 for The Longest Day® , as together we honor those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Organize a team for this sunrise-to-sunset event and raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
This event is about patience, strength and endurance – but it’s also about a challenge. On The Longest Day, do something you love – or try something new – to advance the cause! For people facing Alzheimer’s disease, this challenge is every day. For you, it’s just one.
On The Longest Day, it’s time to make a difference.