Capell & Howard to “Paint the Town Purple” for Alzheimer’s awareness week

From June 11-17, Capell & Howard will participate in the River Region’s “Paint the Town Purple” initiative to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and to show its support for a cure.

The sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and in Alabama, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells — resulting in loss of memory, thinking, and language skills and also in behavioral changes.

To help raise Alzheimer’s awareness, Capell & Howard will display purple bows at the firm’s entrance, post signs on its lawn and illuminate its building with purple lighting during the evening hours. In addition, the firm will provide clients with brochures on Alzheimer’s and decorate the interior of the office with purple accents.

Attorneys and staff members will be encouraged to wear purple awareness ribbons, purple clothing and other purple accessories throughout the week, especially on Tuesday, June 13, designated by the firm as “Capell & Howard Alzheimer’s Awareness Day.” Attorneys and staff members will also receive fact sheets and daily information about Alzheimer’s and its impact.

“Paint the Town Purple” is an awareness initiative that takes place annually during the month of June, recognized as “Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.”

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease, visit alz.org. To learn how to get involved locally and help provide support for a cure, contact Aimee Johnson at ajohnson@alz.org.