Go Purple! #ENDALZ
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. Currently, 5.7 Million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and in our own home, the state of Georgia, it is estimated that more than 140,000 have Alzheimer's. That means that roughly 519,000 others are affected through their roles as caregivers.
Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common cause of dementia. It is a disease that gradually destroys memory and other vital mental functions commonly in elderly individuals. Dementia is a syndrome- a group of symptoms- that has a number of causes. The characteristic symptoms of dementia are difficulties with memory, language, problem-solving and other cognitive skills that affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.
How Can You Contribute?
The Longest Day 2018
The Alzheimer’s Association invites you to do what you love. The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. On the summer solstice, select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected — to help end Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. Watch this 60-second video from the Alzheimer’s Association for inspiration! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=46&v=GJJlHFSy_Sk
In our Community
If you are still stuck and don’t know what ways you can contribute, check out ways our community is getting involved this month that you can be apart of too!
First Annual Alpharetta PopFest
Alpharetta PopFest is a FREE, family-friendly outdoor music festival that is aimed at raising awareness and funding for the research of Alzheimer’s disease. The day of the event will feature music from 6 artists, as well as an interactive children's show featuring original art, stories, and music by The Sandels Music Party. The event will be on June 16th, 2018 at Brooke Street Park Alpharetta, Georgia from 3-9:30 pm. The proceeds will benefit The Longest Day.! For more information, visit https://www.alpharettapopfest.com/ #ENDALZ
Pizza with a Purpose: California Pizza Kitchen
Who doesn’t love Pizza? CPK will donate 20% of your check in support of the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. Purchases include dine-in, takeout, catering and all beverages. Valid ONLY on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 and at 4250 Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30062.
Cyclebar: The Longest Day Ride
Are you a fitness junkie? On June 23rd, 2018 at 1:30 PM, join us at Cyclebar as we RIDE to end Alzheimer's. $25 provides you with bike, shoes and a towel. All fitness levels are welcome. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Chapter! Located at 4794 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Dunwoody, Georgia 30338.
Reserve your bike TODAY at https://bit.ly/2sLZTwn
Take your family out for some delicious Italian. From June 18th-21st Pasta Vino will donate 15% of your meal in support of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Longest Day. The participating location is 2391 Peachtree Road Atlanta, Georgia.
Braves vs. Brewers
Secure your tickets today and Join us for Alzheimer's Awareness Night with the Atlanta Braves on August Friday, August 10th at 7:35 PM. Specially priced Home Run Porch tickets are available below, with $9 of each ticket sold donated back to the Alzheimer’s Association. Make sure you get your tickets before August 8th @11:59 PM at https://bit.ly/2JpOWuS
Become an Advocate
Spread the word!
Show your purple this month by turning your Facebook Purple, purchasing your purple gear https://shop.alz.org and joining the conversation to help raise awareness by sharing why you fight to end Alzheimer’s on social media. #ENDALZ
Experience the 2018 Advocacy forum in Washington, D.C.
We invite you to join the Alzheimer’s Association in Washington, D.C., for the 30th Annual Advocacy Forum from June 17th-19th 2018. The Alzheimer's Association AIM Advocacy Forum is the nation's premier Alzheimer's disease advocacy event. Join more than 1,000 advocates in Washington, D.C. to advocate for research, and care and support services. Register online here
Take Action and help Raise awareness today!