June 20, longest day, marked with purple wave to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – You may have seen a lot of people wearing purple on Monday.  Purple ties, purple dresses, purple sweaters – on this longest day of the year, a purple wave helps promote awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease.

At WHNT News 19, several members of our news team wore purple.

Elsewhere in the Tennessee Valley, thousands of people got involved in the longest day movement — with activities from sunrise to sunset.

At the Huntsville Bridge Center, members — naturally — chose to play bridge.

The goal is to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, or at least a way to slow this disease that affects more than 5 million Americans and 15 million caregivers.