CHICAGO, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cast members from CBS's hit series "Criminal Minds," Joe Mantegna (David Rossi), Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia) and Paget Brewster (Emily Prentiss), star in a new public service message inviting viewers to take part in The Longest Day®, an Alzheimer's Association® event taking place on June 21, 2017.
A philanthropic nod to the ongoing storyline with Jane Lynch (Diana Reid) portraying the mother of Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid) who is living with Alzheimer's disease, "Criminal Minds" cast members are encouraging participation in The Longest Day to raise funds and awareness to support more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and their over 15 million caregivers.
Held annually on the summer solstice, The Longest Day symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Participants will do what they love – biking, hiking, playing bridge, swimming, knitting and more – to honor a caregiver, someone living with Alzheimer's, or someone lost to this devastating disease. Together, participants will raise funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer's Association care, support and research programs.
About the Alzheimer's Association® The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org or call the 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.