Watertown Participates in “The Longest Day” to Raise Awareness and Money for Alzheimer’s Disease

Victory Field – An annual Watertown event that raises money and awareness for Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s research was held this past weekend. The Longest Day, which is always observed around the the summer solstice, is held in communities all over the country. The specific activities that happen during The Longest Day is completely up to each community. In Watertown the day begins with a hope lap around Victory Field and concludes with a block party. Local kids help out throughout the day by raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association with lemonade stands. The event came to Watertown in 2012 after long-time Watertown resident Steve Johanson was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He and his wife Judy have been at the forefront of this event in Watertown. Sadly, this year’s event had to go on without Steve Johanson. Steve passed away back in April.

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Produced by Dan Hogan, News Producer
June 21, 2018

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