Pittsfield: 'Longest Day' event to raise Alzheimer's awareness


The Berkshire Alzheimer's Partnership will host "Purple in the Park on The Longest Day," a sunrise to sunset tribute to those with Alzheimer's and their care partners, on the summer solstice, Monday, June 20.

Community members are invited to stop by from 5:15 a.m. to 8:33 p.m. to personalize a tribute to a someone with dementia or a caregiver. Caregiver resources will be available. All are encouraged to wear purple.

WBRK will be broadcasting live throughout the day.

A short ceremony at 7:30 p.m. will include music and speakers. State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier will share a few words about the diagnosis of her late mother, Margaret.

For more information or to make a donation, visit act.alz.org/goto/PurpleInThePark or Berkshire Alzheimer's Partnership on Facebook.


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