Miami, Nov. 1, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will illuminate its National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower teal at sunset on Thursday, Nov. 3, as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) annual Light the World in Teal initiative for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
Alzheimer’s affects more than 6.2 million Americans and over 50 million people worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the only one in the top 10 without a cure.
Last year, more than 400 landmarks around the globe participated by turning their lights teal to show their support of AFA’s efforts to educate people about Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of early detection.
Celebrating 20 years, the AFA’s mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure. AFA unites more than 2,000 member organizations from coast-to-coast that are dedicated to meeting the educational, social, emotional and practical needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and their caregivers and families. Under AFA’s umbrella, these organizations collaborate on education, resources, best practices and advocacy – all resulting in better care for those affected by the disease. To learn more, visit http://www.alzfdn.org.
For more information, please contact Sandy Silverstein at 866-232-8484, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: MDC to Illuminate Freedom Tower Teal for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 3, at sunset
WHERE: MDC’s Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd