Your congregation can Go Purple every year in June in honor of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month!
Special thanks to the participating congregations for helping raise awareness within their communities!
If your congregation participated and is not listed, we would like to hear from you! Please email or call Jocelyn Damper at firstname.lastname@example.org, 314.801.0451.
If you participated and have photos, please send them to Lindy Noel, Marketing & Communication Coordinator at email@example.com.
Facts & Figures
Highland Hope United Methodist Church-Stacey Howard, Alzheimer’s Supporter and Pastor Bev Wills-Null
"Participating in Go Purple allowed me to share my personal story of the journey I took with my dad as he lived with Alzheimer's. I think it is important to talk more openly about these experiences, so that others will realize that they are not alone. More importantly, sharing our stories allows others to learn about the resources and support offered through the Alzheimer's Association, which can make a tremendous difference in the lives of those living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer's." -Stacey Howard
Donate to Stacey's Walk to End Alzheimer's team here!
St. Mark United Church of Christ-Reverend Kim Brinkmann, Pastor and Alzheimer's Faith Ambassador
Reverend Kim Brinkmann, Pastor and Alzheimer's Faith Ambassador, led her congregation in a special Go Purple Awareness Service. Congregants wore purple or were given a purple Walk To End Alzheimer's sticker to wear during the worship service. Pastor Brinkmann said the highlight of the worship service was the Healing Prayer Service; parishioners impacted the disease, were invited to come forward for a special blessing. Pastor Brinkmann delivered a special sermon; incorporating the Go Purple Alzheimer's Association Facts & Figures and Talking Points. Pastor Brinkmann said, "You are not in this disease alone. Reach out to the Alzheimer's Association for support." Pastor Brinkmann said, we are raising awareness and building momentum to start a Walk team next year."
Faith leaders are invited to attend a faith leader luncheon hosted by Reverend Kim Brinkmann on Oct. 29. See flyer for details.
Become a Faith Outreach Ambassador! Join our Faith Outreach Initiative today!