CITY TO GO PURPLE FOR ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS
Dressed in purple, city leaders kicked off Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month with a ceremony on Wednesday morning.
Businesses and others are encouraged this month to decorate their windows in purple, display purple bows or lights, hold giveback nights and offer donation boxes to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s, a disease that affects 78,000 people in the state, according to Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Purple is considered the color of the Alzheimer’s awareness movement.
The Danbury Senior Center, Elmwood Park, Chamber of Commerce, Hancock Hall and Main Street have already gone purple. Firefighters will wear purple shirts on Fridays.
“We are proud to support the Alzheimer’s Association each year in the city of Danbury,” Mayor Mark Boughton said. “I have a family connection to this disease and I am proud to work with an organization who not only has provided care and support, but who is also committed to finding a cure.”