About the event:
The Longest Day is an annual worldwide charity event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, where people pledge to engage in all sorts of activities on the longest day of the year in an effort to raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness, support, and research.
Saving Throw has participated in years past raising almost $7,000 in 2017, and plans to do even more this year with their 24-hour tabletop RPG marathon, “Saving Throw vs. ALZ”, which starts at 8 pm PT on June 15th continuing through to 8 pm PT on June 16th. They’ll be playing a wide range of role-playing games and also sharing information about Alzheimer’s disease and what you can do to help fight it.
“My family has been greatly affected by Alzheimer's.” said Meghan Caves, a producer at Saving Throw. “The past three generations of women above me have been diagnosed with it, the most recent being my mother 6 years ago at the age of 54. It affects more and more people each day and we are still so far from a cure. It is listed as the top 6 killer in America, yet it is still heavily underfunded and misunderstood. This event is huge to me because not only does all money raised go directly to the Alzheimer's Association, but it also helps raise awareness in a meaningful, fun, and inclusive way!”
Throughout the stream, viewers will be able to make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, and those donations will unlock rewards and events that will affect the games being played. These games include Deadlands: Reloaded, Dread, Shadowrun: Anarchy, a homebrewed Savage Harry Potter game, Jurassic Park Lasers & Feelings culminating in a raucous session of Twitch GMs. Rerolls for the players, healing, story events, and more will all be unlocked as they raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s. There will also be huge giveaways, fun surprises, and special guests!
Additionally, using the hashtag #SlayALZ on Twitter and Instagram, the Saving Throw team will be collecting stories of those affected by the disease to help raise awareness and share the impact it’s had on the community.
While some of the leading causes of death (cancer, heart disease, etc.) are declining, Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise, and increasing awareness and raising money for research are two of the biggest things needed to help end this cruel disease. If you want to tune in and help #ENDALZ with a bunch of performers, improvisers, and all-around awesome gamers, tune in to twitch.tv/savingthrowshow at 8 pm PT on June 15th, 2018!
For more information, you can check out their donation website and watch the stream at https://tiltify.com/@savingthrowshow/savingthrow-vs-alz or follow Saving Throw on Twitter @savingthrowshow.