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City Hall Paints itself Purple in support of Alzheimer's Awareness Month
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Atlanta, GA--  Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore and the Georgia chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will turn City Hall purple at 6pm 11/23.  The significance of the purple is to promote National Alzheimer’s Awareness and Caregiver Appreciation Month, the purple lights will surround the building every night for one week to honor caregivers and to bring awareness to the disease.

Councilmember Moore, who lost her father a few months ago to the disease, was instrumental in helping create Mattie's Call, a state-wide missing persons alert system for people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or disabled adults who wander from home or care facilities. 

“I know from personal experience that caregiving offers many challenges,” said Moore.  “Caregivers give their time and energy to people who are being devastated by Alzheimer’s. They deserve to be recognized and we should do everything we can to bring awareness to the disease.”

According to the Alzheimer's Association, an estimated 200,000 Georgians have Alzheimer's and approximately 350,000 Georgians are caretakers for those with the disease.

When:         At dusk – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23 – Monday, November 29

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