ALPHARETTA, Ga. — On June 21, the summer solstice and the day with the most sunlight, Georgia residents can join advocates across the world to participate in The Longest Day to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s. Together, they can use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs. The event coincides with Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in June.

On The Longest Day, participants will choose an activity — biking, hiking, playing bridge, swimming, knitting and more — to shine a light on the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the more than 16 million family members and friends providing care and support. In Georgia alone, there are more than 150,000 people living with Alzheimer’s and more than 533,000 family members and friends caring for them.

The second annual Alpharetta Pop Festival will be 5 to 10 p.m. June 15, at the Brooke Street Park in downtown Alpharetta. The free festival is a family friendly outdoor music festival that is aimed at raising awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. The event will feature music from four local artists including MyFever Band, Beach Tiger, Jive Revival and Sailing to Denver.

For information about the Alpharetta Pop Festival, visit alpharettapopfest.com. 

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