Special Event on Sept. 14 to Raise Funds and Awareness for Alzheimer’s Patients
The event, named “Purple People Fun Night,” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, at Roos House athletic center.
The evening’s activities, which are open to the public, will include ice skating, swimming, spinning, Zumba classes, and basketball. SUNY Canton’s mascot, Rudy the Roo, will be making an appearance.
“We are encouraging everyone to wear purple to help raise awareness about the debilitating disease,” said Tina M. Flanagan, a calculations clerk in SUNY Canton’s Business Office, who is organizing the event. “Purple is the official color to support the end of Alzheimer’s. We will be awarding the top three best-dressed attendees.”
The Forget-Me-Knots is a local group, made up of many SUNY Canton employees, supporting the efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. The group derived their name from the purple Forget-me-not flower.
Although the event is free, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association will be accepted. There also will be a 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds benefitting the association. Food will be available.
Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.