University of South Florida

Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute supports The Longest Day to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Tampa, FL – (June 10, 2013) The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association for The Longest Day® to honor those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

On Friday, June 21, 2013, the Byrd Institute’s Longest Day® Team, the Byrd Brains, will partake in several activities about patience, strength and endurance to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease research and support programs.  Activities will last from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and begin with a run, softball game, sand volleyball and disc golf at USF’s Riverfront Park, on  East Fletcher Avenue in Tampa.

Team members will also offer free brain fitness training at USF’s School of Aging Studies in the Cognitive Aging Lab (by appointment only). The computer-based training helps exercise memory retention and the ability to process visual stimuli. To make an appointment, please call (813) 974-6703.

 Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. To join or support the Byrd Brains team, please visit the team’s Web page at

For questions and details on how to participate, please contact David A. Boudreaux, Ph.D. at (813) 396-9922 or email

 -USF Health-

USF Health’s mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician’s Group. The University of South Florida is a global research university ranked 50th in the nation by the National Science Foundation for both federal and total research expenditures among

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