Key Club hosts Alzheimer’s Awareness Day
When: September 21st, 2012
What: Wear PURPLE or make a poster!
Why: To raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease!
On behalf of the Oakland Technical High School Key Club, I want to invite you to take advantage of and to be a part of the service our club offers the school and community. It is an honor to be one of the 13 schools in the Bay Area that are participating in Alzheimer’s Action Day, on September 21st. Please wear purple and encourage others to wear purple as well! If you have time, we encourage you to make posters and submit them to Ms. Rosemary in the Treasurer’s office. Poster’s should include purple and have the word Alzheimer’s.
What is most important is to let everyone know that help and information is available at www.alz.org or 800-272-3900.
Here’s why we’re wearing purple: Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. (Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.) It is NOT a part of normal aging. Currently, there is no known way to prevent, cure or even slow the progression of this fatal disease. It can happen to anyone. It will affect all of us, one way or another. We are wearing purple to start the conversation that will lead to the end of this disease.
Oakland Tech’s Key Club is excited to work with the Alzheimer’s Association in order to raise this awareness, and hopefully someday bring an end to this tragic disease.
If you need assistance, have questions, or anything else, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in Service,
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