Nassau County, NY - June 7, 2016 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined by Nassau County Health Commissioner, Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein, on Monday, June 6th, to present a proclamation to Judy Wichter, Associate Director of Development at the Alzheimer’s Association, proclaiming June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.
The dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola will be lit up purple for one week, to help bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
“Together with the Long Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, we are raising awareness of this fatal and incurable disease,” said County Executive Mangano. “I encourage everyone in Nassau County to join in the global conversation about Alzheimer’s disease and other brain maladies, so that we can hopefully one day find a cure.”
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. They have local chapters across the nation, providing services within each community. During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks people around the world to take the ‘Purple Pledge’ and use their brains to fight Alzheimer’s disease.