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This Friday is THE LONGEST DAY. . . .it's summer solstice & it's also the day the Alzheimer's Association has set this day aside to honor those living with Alzheimer's (that's my mom!) and their caregivers (that's me!). It's a day meant to support Alzheimer's Awareness.

From the website:  "The 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." The challenge is to gather a team, choose something to do from sunrise to sunset and raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

My family has chosen to BOWL from sunrise-to-sunset because bowling was/is one of my mom's favorite things to do. As a matter of fact, she calls the Day Adult Care that she goes to every day the "Bowling Alley" (I haven't figured out why, exactly, but I'm hoping it's because she enjoys going there and associates that
feeling with the old days at the real bowling alley!). We also thought it was perfect because there are so many ways to bowl: at a traditional bowling alley, at home on your wii, outside with a lawn bowling game....heck! you can even pull out the kids' toy bowling set and enjoy a game!!

Alzheimer's is such a terrible, ugly disease. There is no cure, and it's so much more than loss of memory. Did you know that Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death? That's right. Alzheimer's is fatal. And it seems that this horrible disease has touched almost everyone. That's why it's so important to work together to fight against Alzheimer's and work toward finding a cure. I hope that you will help!

Some super talented bloggers have donated products to a fundraising pack to help raise money for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Over $70 worth of fabulous items! All for a small donation of $10!

So how does this work? 
  • Click on the Alzheimer's button or the bowling pins. This will take you to my donation page. From there:
  • Click on the yellow DONATE button.
  • Enter your info, choose OTHER for your donation amount.
  • Type 10.00 into the "other" box that pops up.
  • VERY IMPORTANT-- Make sure you select Name, Message, & Donation Amount -- this is where I will get your email. LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN THE MESSAGE! Otherwise, I will not know where to send your zip file!
  • Fill out the rest of the info, scroll down & click "Confirm Donation", & you are all set! 
  • I will send out the entire pack to everyone who donates each Saturday.
Please share this on your blog!

 Here's a peek at the pack:

For a small donation of $10, you will receive

Fern Smith's Frog and Toad Together Writing Center
Ingles360's July Calendar Pocket Chart Set
Joy in 6th Grade's Multiplication Flash Cards for BIG KIDS
SOS-Supply's Cube Capers
First Grade a la Carte's Let's Go Camping: Commas in a Series
Pencils, Books, & Dirty Looks' A Jar Full of Memories
Bunting, Books, & Bainbridge's Totally Tally Marks
Stories by Storie's What Time Could it BEE?
Teachers Take Out's Number Ladders: 2 digit Addition & Subtraction
Learning with Mrs. Leeby's Snap Block Math
Growing Firsties' Starting Point: Personal Narrative Pack
Adventures of Room 129's Farm Frenzy Perimeter Project
Learning in Wonderland's Birds Writing Craftivity
Pitner's Potpourri's Sock It To Me: Games for All 1,000 Fry Words
Tonya's Treats for Teachers' New Color Labels
Learning with Mrs. Parker's Common Core Parent Friendly
Froggie Went a Teachin's Honk! Honk! Park Your Car- Parking Lot Nonsense Word Games
Sarah's First Grade Snippets' New Ar Word Pack 
Primary Inspired's Beanie Baby Comprehension Strategy Poster Pack
Primary Inspired's Vocabulary Strategy Pack 

Visit my donation page to get started!!


  1. Such a wonderful way to support the Alzheimer's Association! Thanks for letting me participate.

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

    1. Thank YOU for adding one of your great products to the pack! Thanks, Aimee!

  2. I've scheduled a post to go out tomorrow and I've donated. Thank you for doing this. I love seeing our blogging buddies come together to help out.

    Pitner's Potpourri

    1. Awesome! Thanks also for donating one of your great items to the pack! You rock, Mary!

  3. I've pinned your post, I've pinned my post, here's to a lot of success for such a wonderful cause!
    Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith's Pinterest Boards!

    1. Great! Thanks so much, Fern! I hope so, too! Glad to have your awesome product in the pack!

  4. I donated but I made a mistake and clicked the wrong box. My email is I donated 25.00. I hope you make your goal. It is for a great cause!

    1. Great! I do see your name in the list of donations....glad you came back here to give me your email! THANKS for your generosity!

  5. Thanks for letting me help! I will be blogging about this tomorrow:)

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

    1. Awesome! And a big thanks to YOU for donating to the cause!! Thanks, Tonya!

  6. Thanks for giving us a chance to donate! Looks like I donated $60. I don't follow directions as carefully as I should(I pressed the button more than once. Glad I could help out for a great cause.
    More Than Math by Mo

    1. Also, I will share this on my FB page and blog. Please let me know if you ever need any products donated for anything! My email is
      More Than Math by Mo

  7. Replies
    1. Thanks so much for spreading the word, Monique! That rocks! And thank you for your generosity, too! :)

  8. Thank you for spreading the word. I am happy to donate; my email didn't show up though. It's

    1. That's great, Betsy! I see your name in the list of donations...thanks for coming back here to share your email!

  9. I tried to donate but it will not go past the donation page. I will try again tomorrow night. Thank you for a great selection of items. I am glad to donate when it will let me. Lol.

  10. Prayers to all involved. Thank you for supporting this research.

  11. This a great cause you are supporting. Both of my parents had dementia. We knew my mother had it but did not realize my dad had it until it was too late. He was always so sharp and could remember dates etc. and it was not evident with him as it was with my Mama. I lost my Mama the day before Mother's Day in 2007 and lost my dad last July 4th. The hard part about dementia is that you lose your loved one little by little. It's tragic. My heart goes out to you and your family. I know how heart wrenching it can be. I went to your donation page and donated $10.00 but clicked the wrong message option and I could not go back and change it. Besides the donation, let me know if you have another fundraiser and need a product donation. I have a TPT store and would be glad to donate. Sometimes it helps to know that other people care and have been in your shoes. I cried when I saw this post because it hit so close to home. Take care of yourself and stay strong. With Compassion and understanding, Evelyn

    1. Thank you so much, Evelyn, for your donation and your generosity toward a future donation.

  12. Glad I could be of help. I just made a monetary donation as well. If you need anything again feel free to call upon me. I posted on my 2 FB pages for you. I do not do much with my blog, but will try to get over there today to post about this. My prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult journey with your Mom. Hang in there. My email addy to mail the packet to is Shelia

  13. Thank you for doing this, Brenda. I promoted, too, of course!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  14. What an amazing cause. I hope that my donation went through. Please let me know if you don't see it.

  15. Great idea. I hope I filled out the form right, I see my name scroll up but don't see my email or amount in the

  16. Dear Brenda,
    Since I forgot to click on the option to show my donation, I thought that I would send it to you on your blog page. :) I copied part of the receipt that they sent me for my donation. I am excited to get the packet that you offered. It is so kind of you! Take care. Sincerely, Evelyn
    Event/Donation Form:

    The Longest Day

    In Support Of:

    Brenda Frady


    Jun 20, 2013 2:13:29 AM



  17. Yeah I was finally able to donate later that night. Such a great cause. Thank you for doing this.


  18. Apparently I need a reading comprehension program, didn't realize until it was too late that e-mails went in the "In Honor Of" box. Oh Well. Happy to donate $15 to a good cause. My grandfather suffered horribly with it and in turn his caregivers. Thanks for putting this all together.

  19. Thanks for organizing this fundraiser. It is a great cause!


  20. I am happy to help and donate to an amazing cause. I hope you enjoyed your day of bowling!

    I will blog about it this weekend.

    I donated from my private email....
    VS from NY

  21. Hi...not sure if I donated twice or not at all!!! I had opened the 'window' the other day, but didn't have my credit card info handy...just finished filling out the form, hit the 'comfirm payment' button on the screen...nothing changed...I hit it again (even though it says *Please click Confirm Payment button only once.)...still looks the same! Not sure if it went through or not...please let me can just reply here if you want, I'll subscribe by email...sorry!
    The Apple Basket Teacher

  22. What a great fundraiser. I'm sorry I was only able to donate $10.00. I hope you meet your goal!


  23. I donated in honor of my precious granddaddy! Thanks for supporting such a great cause!