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State of Michigan "Goes Purple" for Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

Tuesday, June 3, 2014   (0 Comments)
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June 3, 2014                                                                                                   Jennifer Howard, Executive Director


State of Michigan "Goes Purple" for Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

Lansing, MI – Governor Rick Snyder announced Monday that the State of Michigan will "go purple" for the month of June, in order to help bring attention to Alzheimer's Disease.

"Alzheimer's is a tragic disease that affects not only patients, but also their families, friends and communities. And as Michigan's population continues to age, Alzheimer's will have an even greater impact on our state," Governor Snyder said. "That's why we're ‘going purple' to help bring increased awareness and support for our fellow Michiganders who are struggling with this disease."

Participating State of Michigan department web pages, social media channels, the official portal and Governor Snyder's website will display a purple "M" for the cause. In addition, facts about Alzheimer's disease and links to resources for those needing help will be shared via social media throughout the month.

In a proclamation, Governor Snyder called on Michigan residents to join in tweeting, posting and sharing their stories and thoughts on Alzheimer's awareness using the
#puremipurple hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's Disease. It's the sixth leading cause of death, killing more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. We encourage you to learn more at, and to share the facts and personal stories through your media outlets.


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The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our 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.

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