Local Alzheimer’s Association supporters will take purple ribbons, the color used to bring awareness to the disease, to paint the town purple on Thursday in Brainerd.
Supporters hope the visual reminder will encourage more people to get involved with the upcoming Lakes Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held Sept. 21 at the Northland Arboretum.
Local Walk to End Alzheimer’s co-chair Lou Ann Owens says, “We hope the community will join us in supporting this great local effort to bring awareness to the disease and raise money for research and family support.
“There is still time to sign up for the walk.”
Registrations for individuals and teams will be taken online at www.alz.org/walk until the day before or in person on the day of the walk.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their 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. Their vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.
For more information visit www.alz.org or call (218)733-2560.