‘Paint the Town Purple’ for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month Kicks Off in Darien This Saturday, June 22

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The Alzheimer’s Association and its many Darien community partners are encouraging all town residents to come out this Saturday, June 22 to join them in raising awareness and funds to end Alzheimer’s. — an announcement from the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut and its community partners in Darien

At 10 a.m., there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at Nielsen’s Florist in Darien to kick off the all day long “Paint the Town Purple Event.”

First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and State Senator Terri Wood will be in attendance to offer a few words. Nielsen’s Florist has graciously donated beautiful purple bows for businesses to display on their storefronts in recognition of their support. Purple Fun
Over 30 Community Partners are participating. There will be a lot of purple fun, from purple drinks offered by The Goose Restaurant to purple displays, purple hair tips and more, and all to raise money and awareness for the disease.

Lisa Koorbusch 4-11-16

Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign to ‘Paint’ Darien Purple

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During the upcoming Paint the Town Purple Campaign (April 23 to 30), the town of Darien will go purple to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter’s upcoming benefit, Celebrating Hope. 

The campaign, spearheaded by Darien resident Lisa Koorbusch, will honor the 73,000 people who are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease in Connecticut. Many Darien businesses have pledged their support and will create eye-catching displays in and around their storefronts featuring purple pinwheels and window clings. Paint the Town Purple partners include: Baubles; Beadz Boutique; Darien Sport Shop; Double Exposure Consignment; Everything is Rosey; Folly Design Elements; Frederic & Company; Gofer’s Ice Cream; Green and Tonic; Grieb’s Pharmacy; Grove Street Plaza; Hands on Pottery; Helen Ainson; Kennedy’s Barber Club; Kirby & Company; Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines; Panera; Spree; Sugar Bowl Diner; Sunny Nails; The Toy Box; Tina Dragone; UCBC Bagels and Uncle’s Deli. On Wednesday, April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m., Tina Dragone will host a special shopping event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter. Paint the Town Purple, spearheaded by nine town ambassadors, will unfold throughout six Fairfield County communities, and 300 businesses will display Gardens of Purple in and around their storefronts.