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Events on Longest Day to raise money, awareness

The Longest Day, a variety of daylong events in the Buffalo area, will raise funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease on Friday, the longest day of the year.

At the Western New York Chapter office of the Alzheimer’s Association, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, staff, volunteers and supporters will make paper chains from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. to symbolize personal links to the disease and the strength of working together.

Blocher Homes, 135 Evans St., Williamsville, will be decorated in Alzheimer’s purple and will serve purple food all day. Residents, staff and visitors are encouraged to wear the color.

Members of Western New York Unit 116 of the American Contract Bridge League will play duplicate bridge from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

Meanwhile, at the Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Getzville, there will be a daylong series of events that include crafts, games and a parade. For more information, visit