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Iconic Buffalo landmarks to light world in teal for Alzheimer's Awareness


Mon, Oct 30th 2023 01:35 pm

Seneca One Tower among participating sites for Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s ‘Light the World in Teal’ program

Landmarks across Buffalo, including Seneca One Tower, together with more than 1,000 buildings and landmarks around the world, will be lighting up teal Nov. 2 to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s “Light the World in Teal.”

The annual program, held in November as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, aims to literally shine a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease and show support for the millions of people affected by it. Teal is AFA’s Alzheimer’s awareness color.

Participating Buffalo landmarks include: Seneca One Tower, The Dome at Buffalo Botanical Gardens, and Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

“It’s wonderful to see some of Buffalo’s most well-known and world-renowned sites helping to raise Alzheimer’s awareness and show support for the millions of Americans impacted by the disease,” said Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., AFA’s president and CEO. “By ‘Going Teal,’ these sites are literally highlighting the issue of Alzheimer’s and the need to continue doing more for the 6.7 million Americans currently living with it. We thank them for supporting this program and all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.”

The Buffalo landmarks are among more than 1,000 sites worldwide “going teal” for Alzheimer’s awareness. This is the 10th year of AFA’s “Light the World in Teal” campaign.

Individuals can also participate in raising Alzheimer’s awareness by “going teal” on their own Nov. 2 (wear teal or even use social media to raise awareness).

A press release stated, “More than 6.7 million Americans, including 410,000 New Yorkers, are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. The number of people with Alzheimer’s is projected to more than double by 2060, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

For more information about AFA’s “Light the World in Teal” program, including a list of participating landmarks, visit www.lighttheworldinteal.com. Families looking for additional information about Alzheimer’s disease or support services can contact AFA at 866-232-8484 or www.alzfdn.org.

About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and to fund research for better treatment and a cure. Its services include a national toll-free helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, the national memory screening program, educational conferences and materials, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for health care professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow on Twitter or connect on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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