Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. – Support, Education and Research for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Purple Out

Purple Out Tennessee 2022

Join this statewide effort led by more than 200 Court Clerks to raise awareness & funds for Alzheimer’s Tennessee and the new Silver Alert Law during National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. #PurpleOutTN

Check out the THREE easy ways to participate in PURPLE OUT TENNESSEE 2022 along with Tennesseans from Memphis to Mountain City:

(1) Fill out a November to Remember Calendar (and earn your garden flag now!)

(2) Fly your Alzheimer's Tennessee garden flag or car flag on Monday, Nov. 1. 

(3) Wear Purple during #PurpleOutTN on Friday, Nov. 4. 

Order 2022 Purple Out T-shirts HERE today!

Shirt Order Deadlines:
Wednesday, August 24 to pick up at September Court Clerk Conference or receive in September
Wednesday, October 12* to Ship/Receive by Nov. 1 (*shirts ordered after August deadline will ship the last week of October)

Order online for ease and least expensive shipping rates or download order form here to mail in with check: 2022 PURPLE OUT DAY shirt order form.pdf



NEW!  Get started on your November to Remember calendar today!

  1. Download the November to Remember Calendar  and put your name at the top (or save calendar image and edit on your smartphone).  

  2. Find at least one donor for each day of November. Reach out to your friends on social media, too! Ask each donor to contribute the amount of their calendar day (ie Nov. 1 = $1; Nov. 30 = $30).  Fill in each day with a donor name—or several donor names
  3. If collecting checks, please ask donors to make them payable to Alzheimer’s Tennessee.

    You may want to ask friends and family to Venmo you the funds to collect and turn in.

    Yes! Your donors can contribute by credit card** at OR via PayPal (search for — and be sure they note your name.
    **Please be sure they include your name so we can properly acknowledge your support.

    Completed calendars and funds can be turned in at your local Alzheimer's Tennessee office or mailed to the  Alzheimer's Tennessee Main Office, Attn: November to Remember, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Be sure donors include your name.

YES! funds do count toward your Walk to Make Alzheimer's a Memory FUNdraising totals/goals. If you Walk to Make Alzheimer's a Memory, this is a great way to reach the FUNdraising finish line. (Funds raised will count toward your walk FUNdraising totals but may not appear on your walk webpages.)


If you fill up your calendar, you can raise $465+!

If 10 supporters complete calendars, you will contribute $4,650!

If 100 people complete the calendars, you will donate $46,500! 



#PurpleOutTN Plans 2022

Tuesday, Nov. 1: Alzheimer's Tennessee Flag Day! Kick off National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month by making sure your November to Remember calendar is complete and flying your Alzheimer's Tennessee garden flag. Start sharing your calendars and donor names —maybe even post donor names/stories on social media daily —and thank them for their support.

President Ronald Reagan first declared November as Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in 1983, long before he shared his own Alzheimer's diagnosis.


Friday, Nov. 4: Purple Out Shirt Day! This is the day for you and your crew to suit up in the new Purple Out 2022 T-shirts and wear PURPLE to raise awareness about the state’s NEW Silver Alert Law passed to help Bring Home Tennesseans safely! Make the Volunteer State purple and let's all show our support for families facing Alzheimer's disease. #PurpleOutTN


NEW 2022 Purple Out Shirts!  Order HERE Today

Order Deadlines:
Wednesday, August 24 to pick up at September Court Clerk Conference or receive in September
Wednesday, October 12 to Ship/Receive by Nov. 1

*ALL shirts will ship the last week of October



Thank You, Court Clerks

Because Alzheimer’s disease and dementia impact so many people, the Board of Directors for the State Court Clerks Association of Tennessee voted to adopt and support Alzheimer’s Tennessee, a Tennessee-based 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides support services, promotes brain health through education, and champions research for better prevention and treatment strategies.

To WIN and be crowned Purple Out King or Queen Clerk: 

Before Nov. 1: Clerks are invited to collect checks payable to Alzheimer’s Tennessee and mail to Attn: November to Remember, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 and please include the clerk's full name, division (ie Clerk and Master, Circuit Court Clerk) and county name.

Monday, Nov. 8: Clerks at the COAT Conference can turn in any funds collected with checks made payable to Alzheimer's Tennessee. 

100% of the proceeds will benefit Tennesseans. A check for the total collected so far will be presented to Alzheimer’s Tennessee at the state's COAT Conference in November. Thank you to the all the Clerks who participating in #PurpleOutTN #PurpleInTN plans for a November to Remember.


Please plan to share about your participation

Share your plans via email, social media #PurpleOutTN and with local media, including newspapers, radio and television partners who will invite your community to get involved. 

Spread the word in the following ways:

  • Purple Out Your Social Media.  Take pictures of yourself, co-workers, decorations... everything your doing to "Go Purple" and share them with the #PurpleOutDay hashtag.
  • Wear Purple. If you have an official "Purple Out Day" shirt, show your colors! If not,  wear anything purple. Get yourself a purple scarf, tie, ribbon or piece of jewelry and be part of the effort to Make Alzheimer's a Memory.
  • Decorate  your office, classroom or courthouse to raise awareness with everyone you see during Purple Out Tennessee. Decorate at home, too. A purple wreath on your door or purple decorations on your mailbox will show the world your support for those facing Alzheimer's disease.
  • Ask employees and the community to honor and memorialize loved ones by bringing in pictures of those who have lived with Alzheimer’s disease to create an Alzheimer’s Tennessee Tribute Wall.  You may find the following materials helpful to print, post and share:

Tribute Wall Poster

Tribute Wall Frame

Certificate of Dedication to present to a loved one or caregiver.

The following educational resources are also available at most Clerks' offices throughout the state: 

Those who want to truly champion this cause may find additional ways of raising funds, through coin cans, bake sales (or even bakeless bake sales), “Casual for a Cause” days, and other FUNdraisers.

If you'd like, you can also donate online.



Please feel free to call Alzheimer’s Tennessee toll-free at 888.326.9888 and ask for Kay Watson, or Larry Effler

Cumberlands Office: Lynn Drew  | | 931.526.8010.

Tri-Cities Office: Tracey Kendall Wilson | | 423.232.8993

South Central Tennessee: Fran Gray |  | 931.434.2348 

Middle Tennessee:  Cheryl Blanchard| | 615.580.4244

West Tennessee: Amanda Barlow Leitch | | 731.694.8065

East Tennessee: Kay Watson | | 865.544.6288

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