Food truck rally next week to benefit local Alzheimer’s Association


Teams across the Miami Valley will participate in activities they love to honor those living with Alzheimer’s disease on the Longest Day Ever.

The Miami Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association invites the entire community to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s and participate in The Longest Day activities and events happening in the area on June 21. Funds raised from The Longest Day – which occurs during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month – will support the Association’s care and support programs and help to advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s disease.

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“We encourage people in our community to come together and participate in activities they love – or an activity loved by someone affected by the disease – to show people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers that they’re not alone in the fight,” said Eric VanVlymen, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter and Regional Director for Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia.

Events include:

• A live Broadcast and Food Truck Rally on June 21 hosted by AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIOat St. Leonard senior living community in Centerville

• “A Day of Movement” on Thursday, June 21, which involves sunrise to sunset fitness activities hosted by area health and wellness organizations

• “Ride to Remember” on Sunday, June 23, a benefit motorcycle ride culminating in a celebration with live music and barbecue

• One volunteer, Steve Schwalbach, will be running from Dayton to Cincinnati on Sunday, June 23, departing from RiverScape MetroPark in Dayton at midnight and running a total distance of 85 miles to Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati

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