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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Raising awareness to end Alzheimer’s disease
September is World Alzheimer’s Month — a time to shine a purple light for the 35.6 million people globally afflicted with Alzheimer’s. We need your help to honor the millions of people who struggle with this disease every day by mobilizing friends, families, neighbors, coworkers and customers to help bring an end to Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and it is fatal. Currently, there is no way to prevent, cure or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s, and it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. The time is now to go purple during World Alzheimer’s Month.

The End of Alzheimer’s Starts with YOU.

Take the lead
Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest underfunded health threat. Due to public and corporate support and government commitment, death rates have declined for other diseases, including heart disease, HIV and breast cancer. By partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter through the high-profile platform of World Alzheimer’s Month, you can be a leader and have a profound impact on a disease that kills more Americans than breast and prostate cancer combined.

Get involved:

  • Casual for a Cause Day at your workplace.  For a small donation, you and your colleagues can dress down and wear purple with a purpose to help spread awareness on Friday, September 21. 

  • Create purple products such as purple desserts and purple accessories. If you work at a company that can create purple products, please contact us for a partnership opportunity.

  • Host a purple event. Hold your own fundraising event to raise funds and awareness about the disease.

Click here to get started.

Contact
For more information or questions, please contact Sharon Lee at 646-744-2907 or SLee@alznyc.org.

 

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.