Wednesday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 25
Purple Out Tennessee 20/20 is a three day event to "See the Day Alzheimer's is a Memory!"
- Denim Day: Staff can wear jeans for a donation.
- Hat Day: Just like Denim Day... but with hats!
- Decorate Your Mask Contest: Wear your support on your face. Donate to enter and/or cast your vote with a donation.
- Bake Sale: Take orders ahead of time
- Cookout: Take orders around the community and deliver a Hot Dog or Hamburger lunch
Download the Purple Out 20/20 Proclamation Here. Fill in the blanks for your local leaders.
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.
Thank you to the volunteers who are helping to organize plans around this year's theme: 20/20 Vision: See the Day Alzheimer's is a Memory.
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.
Participate in the following ways:
1.) Go Purple to Raise Awareness.
- 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 and Collect Donations. Purple Out your office, classroom or courthouse to raise awareness with everyone you see during Purple Out Tennessee. Collect donations in honor of a loved one or plan a fundraiser to support Alzheimer's Tennessee's mission. Click here to make a donation online. Decorate at Home. A purple wreath on your door or purple decorations on your mailbox will show the world your support for those facing Alzheimer's disease.
2.) Support those touched by Alzheimer's and dementia.
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:
- Alzheimer's Disease Overview
- Alzheimer’s disease Early to Middle Stages
- Reducing Your Risk for Dementia: Practicing Good Brain Health
Along with displaying your purple spirit, each clerk is invited to make a $50 donation and each deputy clerk is encouraged to make a $10 donation.
Please make checks payable to Alzheimer’s Tennessee and mail to 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Please include the office/company name and county name.
100% of the proceeds will benefit Tennesseans. A check will be presented to Alzheimer’s Tennessee at the COAT Conference this Fall.
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 kay.watson@TNalz.org, or Larry Effler larry.effler@TNalz.org.
Cumberlands Office: Lynn Drew | lynn.drew@TNalz.org | 931.526.8010.
Tri-Cities Office: Tracey Kendall Wilson | Tracey.KendallWilson@TNalz.org | 423.232.8993
South Central Tennessee: Fran Gray | Fran.Gray@TNalz.org | 931.434.2348
Middle Tennessee: Pat Caron | pat.caron@TNalz.org | 615.580.4244
West Tennessee: Amanda Barlow Leitch | amanda.barlowleitch@TNalz.org | 731.694.8065
East Tennessee: Kay Watson | kay.watson@TNalz.org