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

Purple Out

Purple Out (or Purple In) Tennessee 2021

Make it a November to Remember
whether you’re in the office, in school, or in your home this year!

Join this statewide effort led by more than 200 Court Clerks to raise awareness & funds for Alzheimer’s Tennessee during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.

Check out the TWO easy ways to participate in PURPLE OUT 2021 along with Tennesseans from Memphis to Mountain City: Fill out a November to Remember Calendar and #PurpleOutTN #PurpleInTN in a NEW shirt!


NEW 2021 Purple Out Shirts! 

T-Shirt Order Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 13*
*ALL shirts will ship the last week of October

Plan to put on this one-of-a-kind Purple Out 2021 shirt on Friday, Nov. 5.  Choose from a stylish raglan tee or short sleeve! 50% ring-spun cotton & 50% polyester make these heather grey shirts (with contrasting heather charcoal sleeves) super comfortable. 



Now:  Get started on your November to Remember calendar

  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).  

  3. Fill in each day with a donor name—or several donor names.

    Checks should be made payable to Alzheimer’s Tennessee and can be mailed to Alzheimer's Tennessee Main Office, Attn: November to Remember, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Be sure donors include your name.

    Ask your social media friends to donate by credit card at or PayPal (search for — and be sure they note your name.

If you fill up your calendar, you can raise $465 or more!
(If 10 people complete calendars, they can contribute $4,650+ to the cause.)



#PurpleOutTn Plans

Monday, Nov. 1: Kick off National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month by making sure your November to Remember calendar is complete. 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. 5: Wear Purple Day! This is the day for your team to suit up in the new Purple Out 2021 T-shirt and all your purple regalia. Make the Volunteer State purple and let's all show our support for families facing Alzheimer's disease. #PurpleOutTN #PurpleInTN



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

Email This to a Friend