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“Go Purple” For Alzheimer’s

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 11:28 am

How can you help in fight against Alzheimer’s Disease?

 Purple out day!“Clean out all that loose change in your couch and junk drawers and stop by the Grundy County Trustee’s Office or Register of Deeds Office to drop it off,” says Register of Deeds Gayle VanHooser, who, along with Trustee Tyler McCullough, is raising awareness for Alzheimer’s Tennessee. “You can then come eat with us on July 22. We can accept any monetary contribution that you would like to make with checks payable directly to Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Both offices will have a coin can throughout the month of July and August to accept your loose change.”

On Friday, July 22, the two offices will be selling hotdogs and fixings for lunch with all of the funds raised combined with other courthouse fundraisers across Tennessee. A check will be presented to Alzheimer’s Tennessee at the County Officials Association of Tennessee fall conference in November.

Statewide, there will be a “Purple Out Day” on July 29, to raise awareness for this disease. “Go Purple takes on a new meaning on this day. We encourage you to wear your purple and post pictures on Facebook,” stated VanHooser.

The offices will have an honor and memory wall with pictures where you can share a photo of your loved one that has struggled with Alzheimer’s or dementia related diseases and their caregivers. You can email pictures to or drop a picture by either office.