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Annual Alzheimer's Awareness Purple Sunday and Purple Sabbath

Join churches and synagogues across Maryland to spread awareness and educational materials about Alzheimer's disease in your faith-based community.

In 2014, 125 faith-based organizations across Maryland participated, and the Association reached more than 165,500 people through this event.  

Participating faith-based organizations receive:

  • Educational and other resources from the Alzheimer’s Association and partnering agencies
  • Consultations to guide your church through the event


Central Maryland

Faith-based organizations in Central Maryland seeking to participate in 2015 should contact Junnell Daniels at or 410.561.9099 ext. 222


Western Maryland

Faith-based organizations in Western Maryland (Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties) seeking to participate in 2015 should contact Cathy Hanson at or 301.696.0315


Eastern Shore

Faith-based organizations on the Eastern Shore seeking to participate in 2015 should contact Junnell Daniels at or 410.561.9099 ext. 222









Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.