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Man Honors Late Grandma By Raising Over $10K For Alzheimer’s Association In 5 Yrs.

A two-photo collage. The first is a behind-view shot of Jason Bunn mid-swing on a golf course. A golf cart is off to the side. The second is of Jason Bunn, wearing a hat and sunglasses, chats with the WSET camera person while on a golf trail.

Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to participate in a challenge they call The Longest Day. It takes place in June, most often on the actual longest day of the year. Participants around the world use those extra hours of sunshine to fundraise for the organization.

Some participants, like Jason Bunn of Lexington, Virginia, have made it an annual tradition. There are all sorts of ways to contribute, and for Jason, that means playing golf. He’s already taken on the challenge this year and, in doing so, added to the $10,000 he’s already raised in the previous four years.

“They encourage folks to participate in their favorite activities and raise money and awareness for the association,” Jason said. “Golf is sort of my hobby – what I really enjoy doing – so I thought it was the most appropriate for me.”

Jason became inspired to start this tradition when his grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s, passed away.

“So, my Grandma Bunn passed away a few years ago and battled Alzheimer’s at the end,” Jason said. “So it’s really a personal connection to her.”

Folks who supported Jason had a few options. They either donated a flat rate or donated based on how his game of golf went that day.

“There are people that sponsor per hole, per par, per birdie, and I keep track of my score the entire time and let them know, when I finish up, how much they owe,” he explained.

Based on Jason’s estimates, this year should bring in over $2,000. Of course, he’s determined to bring in as much as possible – that’s why he started golfing at 5:15 a.m.

“So, I play just like I would a normal round,” Jason said. “I have to walk the entire time – no carts for me. I’m getting as many steps and holes in that I can.”

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