Cornhole for a Cause targets Alzheimer’s awareness

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The Knox Jaycees and the Alzheimer’s Association are joining forces to raise funds and awareness for “The Longest Day” signature event.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s “The Longest Day” is held in recognition of the summer solstice. Teams across the globe honor those facing Alzheimer’s disease with strength, heart and endurance. During the month of June, teams participate by putting their passion to good work – doing what they love, trying something new or selecting an activity that honors a friend or family member. Because, for those living with Alzheimer’s disease, every day can feel like The Longest Day.

The “Cornhole for a Cause” tournament will take place on Saturday, May 26th, 2018, from 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Bearden Beer Market (4524 Old Kingston Pike).

“The Knox Jaycees are so excited to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association for a cornhole tournament to End Alzheimer’s! Our group is made up of local citizens who are committed to positively impacting our community. Our hope for this event is to raise more awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, and let families know they are not alone. The Alzheimer’s Association is a tremendous resource in Knoxville, offering support for caregivers and those living with the disease. We also hope this friendly competition will raise a bunch of money for a great cause,” said Calie Terry, Knox Jaycees Chapter President.

The tournament is $50 per team or $35 for individuals. Registration closes at noon the day of the event. Those interested can register at tournamatic.com. The winning team will take home a voucher for a free pontoon boat rental from Volunteer Landing Marina! Second and third place prizes will also be given.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Tennessee alone, there are more than 120,000 people living with the disease and 435,000 caregivers.

Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register as an individual at alz.org/thelongestday or https://tournamatic.com/#!/tournaments/292. For more information, visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

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