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June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month and "The Longest Day"

June has been deemed Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month.  It’s a time to “shine a purple light for the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s,” says the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Friends and family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can support the cause by making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association (or other non-profits), wearing purple gear, and turning your Facebook page purple for the month of June.  These efforts are aimed at helping to raise awareness and fund the cause to end Alzheimer’s.

Go Purple with A Purpose

In the month of June, literally thousands of Americans will insert a purple “END ALZ” icon to turn their Facebook page purple in honor of the annual Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month.  Many people will sign up for the Alzheimer’s awareness day by hosting an event via a corporate endeavor.  To learn how your business can get involved in raising awareness to support and empower Alzheimer’s prevention, CLICK HERE.  You can learn about the many ways to get involved with some of the partnership opportunities offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Color Purple for Your Facebook Page

On June 21st thousands of Americans will turn their Facebook profile purple, wear purple to work, make a donation, or share their story of a friend or family member with AD.

Check with your local Alzheimer’s Association chapter to see if they offer posters to hang in the office, or materials to help you and your co-workers “go purple” in honor of the event. Some chapters can also provide an article for your company’s newsletter.

Whether you decide to get involved by sharing information about your own AD diagnosis or by honoring a family member with Alzheimer’s, you will be instrumental in taking a stand against the stigma of AD.  For more ideas on how you can get involved, call 800-272-3900

CLICK HERE to purchase your purple gear, share why you go purple, or turn your Facebook page purple in honor of the annual Day of recognition for Alzheimer’s and brain health.

June 21st-The Longest Day

On June 21st you can help support the cause by teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Association for an event called “The Longest Day.”  This is a day dedicated to putting aside for all those affected by AD.  The Longest Day events are aimed at helping to raise funds and awareness, while helping to advance research to find a cure for AD.

Steps to Get Involved:

1. Select an activity
2. Choose a way to participate (host an event, or register as an individual)
3. Raise money to help the cause
4. Plan your day
5. Participate
6. Share photos, stories and fundraising success!

CLICK HERE to learn how to get started and to sign up for The Longest Day events.

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