If you know etiquette like I know etiquette, then you already know it's not cool to wear white after Labor Day. However, a local Abilene Alzheimer's Association team says wearing white after Labor Day is acceptable, as a reminder to keep up the fight towards putting an end to Alzheimer's.

So make plans to participate in 2023's Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 23, at Grover Nelson Park by the Abilene Zoo, and wear white while you do.

The disease currently has no cure. While purple may be the officially recognized Alzheimer's Association color, Tamara Hunter - team captain for the AAA's Hunter Heroes - adds, "White has significance because at the Walk to End Alzheimer's every year a white flower serves as a symbol of hope for Alzheimer's first survivor."

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Thus Hunter is asking everyone to wear white as a show of support. Kristin Bishop, Abilene Region Director for the Alzheimer’s Association: “Fighting to end Alzheimer’s and supporting those impacted isn’t just seasonal.”

We are working towards the day when we will live in a world without Alzheimer’s and dementia, and until that day, we remain committed to ensuring quality care and support is available for those navigating a dementia journey. Source: Abilene Alzheimer's Assoc. Kristin Bishop, Press Release

To register for Abilene's Walk to End Alzheimer’s, sign up online at alz.org/walk. When you register, you'll also begin receiving the latest updates from the Abilene Alzheimer’s Association.

Alzheimer's Facts

  1. More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease – a leading cause of death in the United States.
  2. More than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
  3. In Texas alone, there are more than 400,000 people living with the disease and well over one million usually unpaid caregivers.


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