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World Alzheimer's Month - September 2013
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SEPTEMBER is World Alzheimer's Month and PURPLE is the signature color of the Alzheimer's Association. This special month is a time to spread awareness and shine a purple light for the 5.2 million people nationally afflicted with Alzheimer's as well as for the hundreds of thousands right here in our community.

There are many different ways to display Purple With A Purpose and below highlights efforts of the Chapter as well as others throughout the Heart of America Chapter service area! We encourage you to get involved in the events below and/or to host your own! 

Adventures with Awareness "Al" and "Alice"

Take your "Flat Stanley-like" characters with you wherever you go! Awareness Al and Awareness Alice are ready for adventures throughout Kansas City, on a family vacation, to your work or school, out with your friends...wherever they can spread awareness about Alzheimer's. Take snapshots of Al and Alice spreading awareness and post your pictures and a short description on the official Adventures with Al & Alice Facebook page. Of all the pictures posted by September 21st, the top five photos displaying Alzheimer's awareness will be chosen to take part in the Best Awareness Adventure Contest. Those 5 will compete to win by receiving the most likes or shares on their picture through Facebook. More details regarding the contest to come. Start your adventure today by printing your own Awareness Al or Awareness Alice!

Enjoy PURPLE CUPCAKES as you spread awareness!
  • Gigi's Cupcakes, 6780 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS
  • Amazing Cake, 1208 N. State Rte. 7, Pleasant Hill, MO. Also donating 25% of sales throughout Sept!

Engage your dogs & receive a PURPLE BANDANA at these groomers!

  • Mission Road Animal Clinic, 9240 Mission Road, Praire Village, KS
  • Tails R' Waggin, 6976 W. 152nd Terrace, Overland Park, KS
  • Great Plains SPCA, 5428 Antioch, Merriam, KS will be selling special World Alzheimer's Month bandanas in their store in Sept.

More than 100 Association supporters attended the Royals game on Sept. 6th! All wore PURPLE T-SHIRTS and gained awareness in the outfield!

Be on the lookout for PURPLE SIGNS on the Johnson County Buses highligting this month as well as the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Many area supporters are spreading awareness and raising funds!

  • September 8 - Dueling Piano Summit by Michael Pagan at Piropos in Briarcliff Village. Tickets are $25 and purchase by calling 816.589.9384.
  • September 13 - Carnival for a Cure at The Heritage, 10101 W. 127th Street, Overaland Park. Details here.
  • September 14 - Bikes, Bingo & Babybacks Motorcycle Ride starting at Carnegie Village in Belton. Details here.
  • September 16-21 - Painting the Town Purple by Life Care Center of Osawatomie. Details here.
  • September 21 - Ride to Remember Motorcycle Poker Run starting at Homestead Memory Care in Olathe. Details here.
  • September 26 - Give Back with Outback by The Legends West Outback Steakhouse. Detail here.

How are you spreading awareness during World Alzheimer's Month? Email us at


Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.