Phoenix Metro Area Landmarks to â€œLight the World in Tealâ€ for Alzheimerâ€™s Awareness on Nov. 5
By Lisa Padilla -
Thursday Nov 05, 2020
Phoenix metro area landmarks, together with hundreds of other buildings around the world, will be lighting up teal on November 5th to raise Alzheimerâ€™s awareness as part of the Alzheimerâ€™s Foundation of Americaâ€™s (AFA) Light the World in Teal program.
The annual program, held in November as part of Alzheimerâ€™s Awareness Month, aims to literally shine a spotlight on Alzheimerâ€™s disease and show support for the millions of people affected by it. Teal is AFAâ€™s Alzheimerâ€™s awareness color.
To date, participating Phoenix metro area landmarks include:
Collier Center - Phoenix
CityScape - Phoenix
Tempe City Hall- Tempe
Gilbert Water Tower- Gilbert
Chandler Center for the Arts- Chandler
â€œHaving these Phoenix metro area landmarks all â€˜go tealâ€™ on the same day is a powerful and incredible way to raise awareness and show support for the millions of families who are affected by Alzheimerâ€™s disease,â€ said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFAâ€™s President & CEO. â€œAFA thanks each of them for helping to light the world in teal for Alzheimerâ€™s awareness and literally shining a light on the issue of Alzheimerâ€™s disease.â€
The Phoenix metro area landmarks will be joined by more than 285 other sites worldwide in â€œgoing tealâ€ for Alzheimerâ€™s awareness on November 5th. This is the seventh year of AFAâ€™s Light the World in Teal campaign.
Individuals can also participate in raising Alzheimerâ€™s awareness by â€œgoing tealâ€ on their own November 5th by wearing teal, posting photos on their social media platforms using the hashtag #AFALightTheWorldInTeal or by turning their Facebook cover profile/cover photo teal. More information can be found at http://www.lighttheworldinteal.com.
More than 5.8 million Americans, including 150,000 Arizonians, are currently living with Alzheimerâ€™s disease. The number of people with Alzheimerâ€™s is projected to nearly triple by 2060, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information about AFAâ€™s Light the World in Teal program, including a list of participating landmarks, visit http://www.lighttheworldinteal.com. Families looking for additional information about Alzheimerâ€™s disease or support services can contact AFA at 866-232-8484 or http://www.alzfdn.org.