CHICAGO, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NBC's medical drama The Night Shift cast Eoin Macken (TC Callahan), Jill Flint (Jordan Alexander) and Ken Leung (Topher) star in a new public service message inviting people to take part in Alzheimer's Association The Longest Day.
"Here on set, our days can be pretty long, but not nearly as long as they are for families affected by Alzheimer's. There are over five million Americans living with the disease, and more than 15 million who serve as their caregivers," says Flint in the cast message.
Held on June 21, the longest day of the year, teams around the world come together to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's care, support and research by participating in an activity that they love from sunrise to sunset.
The event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.
Macken, Flint and Lueng encourage people to grab friends, family and co-workers and form a team to pursue a passion, while at the same time help to create a world without Alzheimer's. Visit alz.org/tld
To watch the PSA: alz.org/nightshift
About the Alzheimer's Association®
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's 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. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.
SOURCE Alzheimer's Association