Friday, November 1, 2013

Go Purple!

GO PURPLE FOR Alzheimer’s AWARENESS

 

This year marks the 30th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan declaring November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month (NADAM). Today the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association launches an exciting month-long campaign called “Go Purple!” to raise awareness across the state of Georgia.

 

Metro-Atlanta businesses are encouraged to participate in Go Purple! by scheduling fundraising events with a percentage of sales going to the Association or accepting donations for the Association with Point of Purchase Forget-Me-Not flowers at their business. Companies not involved in service or retail may schedule Casual for the Cause days in which employees make a donation to wear purple and dress down for a day or week.

 

Participating businesses are listed on our statewide website: www.gopurple4alz.org. Those who want to participate as a Purple Partner may download a partnership agreement at the site and return it by fax to 404-636-9768 or scan and e-mail to amickelson@alz.org. Purple Partners and their events and services will be promoted on this site, through e-mail blasts and on the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/alzga.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter has been serving the Georgia area since 1982 and has seven regional offices, along with the state office in Atlanta. It is estimated that more than 200,000 Georgians have Alzheimer's and nearly 500,000 others are affected through their roles as caregivers.

 

Anyone needing more information on the importance of an early diagnosis or suspecting they or a loved one may have dementia should call the 24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900 or visit alz.org for the latest information.

 

For more information on how to Go Purple! for Alzheimer’s this month visit www.gopurple4alz.org or contact Andrea Mickelson at 404-728-6046 or amickelson@alz.org.