Phoenix Metro Area Landmarks to “Light the World in Teal” for Alzheimer’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 Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) Light the World in Teal program.
The annual program, held in November as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, aims to literally shine a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease and show support for the millions of people affected by it. Teal is AFA’s Alzheimer’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
“Having these Phoenix metro area landmarks all ‘go teal’ 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 Alzheimer’s disease,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President & CEO. “AFA thanks each of them for helping to light the world in teal for Alzheimer’s awareness and literally shining a light on the issue of Alzheimer’s disease.”
The Phoenix metro area landmarks will be joined by more than 285 other sites worldwide in “going teal” for Alzheimer’s awareness on November 5th. This is the seventh year of AFA’s Light the World in Teal campaign.
Individuals can also participate in raising Alzheimer’s awareness by “going teal” 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 Alzheimer’s disease. The number of people with Alzheimer’s is projected to nearly triple by 2060, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information about AFA’s Light the World in Teal program, including a list of participating landmarks, visit http://www.lighttheworldinteal.com. Families looking for additional information about Alzheimer’s disease or support services can contact AFA at 866-232-8484 or http://www.alzfdn.org.