Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency’s Project Lifesaver Program announced that it will “light up teal” on Thursday, Nov. 8 to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Light the World in Teal program.
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.
Lincoln County EMA’s Project Lifesaver Program and the Lincoln County Courthouse will be “going teal” together with sites across the United States and around the world, including in Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, and the United Kingdom.
This is the the fifth year of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Light the World in Teal campaign and the largest one to date, and the first for the local Project Lifesaver Program. Last year, nearly 200 sites in the U.S. and around the globe participated in Light the World.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America welcomes other businesses and landmarks to join Lincoln County EMA’s Project Lifesaver Program and the Lincoln County Courthouse in illuminating their buildings in teal. Individuals can also take part in the initiative by wearing teal-colored clothing or replacing their porch or indoor lights with teal bulbs for the day or posting on social media.
For more information about the Light the World in Teal program, including a list of participating landmarks, visit alzfdn.org.