Coming up in a few days is “World Alzheimer’s Day”.  It’s all about raising money to increase awareness concerning just what Alzheimer’s is and how it affects people and fund research that is looking for a cure and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease as well as.

Alzheimer’s is a very common form of what the medical types call “dementia”.  Over five million people in the US and something like 26 million people in around the world are have it and the numbers are growing, By 2050 those numbers are expected to be four times what they are now.

The Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging people to hold a Purple Party to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.  This is an opportunity to take something like a party or other event and use it to get people in on supporting the fight against this disease. The idea is to hold “socially responsible” party…. You know, people having a good time raising money for a good cause without the need to get trashed.

Anyone who holds a Purple Party” can register their party on actionalz.org.  When you do, you get to create a web page for the party and send email reminders to your guests.  It even allows your guests to make donations online.  Also, The Harrah’s Foundation is going to match all donations in September dollar-for-dollar, so that makes this month an even better time to raise money.

The Association is giving away free World Alzheimer’s Day party kits to the first 500 people that register their Purple Party and agree to raise $150.  This free party kit includes A DVD of Alzheimer’s Celebrity Champions, Speaking points about Alzheimer’s, Donation forms and envelopes, Cocktail napkins and Thank you cards.  So now is definitely the time to register your purple party today.

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