Alzheimer’s is reaching epidemic proportions worldwide. In order to raise awareness of the disease and show support for those living with it, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is asking landmarks across the country to change their lights to teal for Alzheimer’s.
Learn more about the campaign and how you can participate on a local level.
Light the World Teal and Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), founded in 2002 by Bert E. Brodksy, is on mission to “provide optimal care and services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses and to their families and caregivers.”
Over the past 15 years, AFA has grown to include over 2,600 member organizations that provide direct care and services. AFA has trained over 13,000 healthcare professionals in dementia care and has provided free, confidential screening to nearly 3.5 million people.
The AFA annually launches a campaign called the “Light the World in Teal” campaign (#AFALightTheWorld) to raise Alzheimer’s awareness. Landmarks across the world, from Australia to the United Kingdom, will light major landmarks teal on November 8, to show their support for the millions of people affected by the disease.
Landmarks in the United States to be lit teal include:
- International Plaza in Atlanta
- Madison Square Garden in New York
- The Wrigley Building in Chicago
Participating international landmarks include:
- Port of Vancouver in Canada
- Shanghai Tower in China
- Spinnaker Tower in the United Kingdom
- Taipei Tower in Taiwan
You are invited to join the campaign by replacing exterior home lights with teal bulbs, wearing teal and spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #AFALightTheWorld.
To learn more about the campaign and see a complete list of participating landmarks, visit: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
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