DENVILLE, NJ — The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, the leading volunteer-driven voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, advocacy and research is spotlighting people who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia especially in June during Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month.

With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia, and more than 16 million family and friends providing care and support for them, individuals across the country are seeking ways to assist those afflicted with the disease. On June 20, many of them will be participating in The Longest Day. The event is held annually on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, and is a day to raise awareness and funds to help end the disease.

Today we say "Thank You" to William Dobbs of Denville, NJ. William, a member of the Morris Rugby Club, had organized a rugby tournament to raise funds to support The Longest Day and to pay tribute to his father who has passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he has pivoted to a Rugby Golf event that eliminates physical contact and allows for social distancing. “My Father was an avid golfer. He also loved watching me play rugby - even though he never understood the game. This event will honor my father’s love of golf, and my passion for rugby, so I feel this was meant to be!” said, William. The tournament will be held on June 27 at the rugby field - 18 Pocono Road, Denville, NJ.

Show your support for The Longest Day and register yourself and your activity today at https://www.alz.org/tld.