About 50 people ran a 5k in Bismarck Saturday morning to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Touchmark on West Century, a retirement community hosted the event, called “The Longest Day.”
It’s meant to celebrate the summer solstice, which is tomorrow.
It’s the day that has the most light all year, as a symbol of fighting the darkness of Alzheimer’s.
Following the race, a live band put on a performance, and runners could enjoy bloody marys and music.
“We’ve had a lot of businesses partner with us and sponsor this event and even team members and even members of the community participate in this event,” said Ambrea Loftis, Touchmark life enrichment/wellness director.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are six point two million Americans 65 and up living with the disease.