Go purple this month for Alzheimer’s Awareness

This June, go purple for Alzheimer’s.11924772_841409865978362_5081367608228824160_n

June is Alzheimer’s Brain and Awareness Month, and throughout the 30 days the Alzheimer’s Association aims to raise awareness and educate the community about this epidemic. 

During the entire month, the Association will be sharing the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and then on June 20, the longest day of the year, the association will host its second signature event – The Longest Day.

The Longest Day is a sunrise-to-sunset event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. The event takes place on June 20, the longest day of the year, but participants can complete an event prior to that date. Participants will complete approximately 16 hours of activity ranging from running, cooking, knitting to playing bridge, to help advance Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

11905788_1019727178059796_3112657969368306695_n - CopyRight after Longest Day, the Southeast Florida Chapter is hosting its second annual Paint the Town Purple event. During the week long event – June 24 to July 1 – landmarks from Stuart down to the Keys will be purple. Landmarks going purple include the Roosevelt Bridge, the Sailfish Fountain in Stuart, the Jupiter Lighthouse, the fountains at Downtown at the Gardens, the fountain at CityPlace, the fountain at Mizner Park, the Bank of America building in Fort Lauderdale, the Miami Tower, Intercontinental Hotel and the Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami.

 “We want people to see purple everywhere and to start to connect that color with our cause. If we raise awareness, we are one step closer to accomplishing our mission,” said Ann May, CEO of the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, including more than 510,000 Floridians.

If you want information about the disease or need to know about resources available in your area, please call our 24/7 helpline at 800.272.3900.

Find out about our Paint the Town Purple events here.

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GO PURPLE to #ENDALZ

Help us raise awareness this month by:

  1. TURN FACEBOOK PURPLE

    Change your profile picture to raise awareness in June. Click here to learn how.

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  2. SHARE WHY YOU GO PURPLE

    Use hashtags #ENDALZ and #GoPurpleForALZ to let the world know why you go purple in June. See what people are posting

    hashtag-endalz

  3. PUT UP A YARD SIGN

    Share the message with this yard sign. Pick one up today from one of our offices.

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  4. COME OUT TO A LIGHTING

    Follow us on Facebook and come out to see a building near you go purple.

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  5. START A TEAM

    Start a Longest Day team. Register today.

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