Bridge Players Raise Funds for Alzheimer's Research

Local Bridge players are invited to participate in raising funds for Alzheimer's research.

The Evansville Duplicate Bridge Club has scheduled what they're calling "The Longest Day" of bridge play on Wednesday.

Players are challenged to push their limits and play bridge from sunrise to sunset in order to raise funds that support research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

Evansville club games are scheduled at 5:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

There will be a silent auction and free food for all players.

The public is invited to come in and watch, play, learn and make tax deductible donations.

The Evansville Duplicate Bridge Club is located at 1551 S.Green River Road, at the corner of Covert Avenue.

More details about "The Longest Day" can be found by clicking here.

Over 5 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's, and every 66 seconds someone is diagnosed with the disease.

By the time a person is diagnosed, the brain has already been deteriorating for 15-20 years.

There is no cure, but research indicates that playing mentally challenging games such as bridge may help keep brains more healthy.

(This story was originally published on June 21, 2017)


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