The Alzheimer’s Association (Alz.Org) works nationwide to fund research into finding a cure while providing care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s. September is the World Alzheimer’s Month. Here in Orange County, landmarks, city halls and retail shops will be going purple to show their support. Local Splash will be painting our company purple for the month of September, leading up to the official September 23rd, GO Purple OC week.
Alzheimer’s is a disease, a type of dementia that affects memory, thought and behavior. It is a progressive disease, growing worse over time. More than 83,000 people in Orange County alone are living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, or are at immediate risk. The Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association currently serves only 26 percent of the affected population, leaving more than 60,000 people and their families without the care they need.
November brings the End Alzheimer’s Walk at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The Local Splash team will be walking again this year. Think about forming a team of your own and joining in. Don’t live in Orange County? The Alzheimer’s Association is holding events nationwide. Check their website to get involved in your area. Join in the worldwide effort to EndAlz!
GO Purple OC will bring much-needed visibility to Alzheimer’s disease and rally the community to join us in efforts to provide help for those affected today and hope for a brighter tomorrow. Local Splash is proud to be part of the team. The goal is a world without Alzheimer’s!