Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. – Support, Education and Research for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Purple Out

September 16-20, 2019

2019 Statewide Purple Out

Join Tennesseans from Memphis to Mountain City wearing purple and decorating offices, classrooms and homes to raise awareness and support Alzheimer's Tennessee's mission. The 5th Annual Purple Out starts on Monday, September 16 and wraps up on Friday, September 20. Join more than 200 Court Clerks across Tennessee along with businesses, schools and individuals to make the Volunteer State purple and show our support for families facing Alzheimer's disease.


Alzheimer's Tennessee Purple Out 

Because Alzheimer’s disease and dementia impact so many people, the Board of Directors for the State Court Clerks Association of Tennessee voted to adopt and support Alzheimer’s Tennessee, a Tennessee-based 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides support services, promotes brain health through education, and champions research for better prevention and treatment strategies.


#PurpleOut 5th Anniversary Celebration


 (Download Flyer to Post and Share: 2019 PurpleOut Flyer.pdf)

Monday, Sept. 16: Go Purple! Decorate your car, office, front/office door, and mailbox with purple for the week! Use purple ribbons or incorporate a fun theme (ie superheros).

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Purple Memory Day Pay tribute to a loved one who has been touched by this disease. Reach out to a caregiver to show your support.

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Eat Purple, Play Purple Think brain-healthy: berries, grapes, plums. Challenge yourself and co-workers or family to a memory game.

Thursday, Sept. 19: Sock Out Alzheimer’s Put on a pair of new purple and orange Tri-Star Alzheimer’s Tennessee Socks. Order here


Friday, Sept. 20: Wear a 2019 Purple Out t-shirt!  The best way to show your colors is with an official 2019 "Purple Out" T-shirt.  You will enjoy these soft, gray shirts with new license plate design. Order shirts and socks HERE by Wednesday, August 28. 

Soft, short sleeve sizes Small
to Extra Large are $15.
Sizes 2X to 5X are available
for an additional cost.  

Raglan 3/4 sleeve shirts start at $20.

All t-shirts will be delivered right to your door before Friday, Sept. 20! Order online HERE now.  

If you would like to place one large order for your group, you may want to print this order form. Either collect cash and enter ONE order online with a credit card OR mail the form(s) with funds. 

(Note: The best shipping rate is calculated online. For offline orders, shipping for the first shirt is $6. Add $.50/shirt after that.)


Please share about your participation

You will find posters to download on this page, plus share your plans via email, social media #PurpleOut and with local media, including newspapers, radio and television partners who will invite your community to get involved. 


Participate in the following ways:

1.) Go purple.

How to Go Purple:

  • Purple Out Your Social Media.  Take pictures of yourself, co-workers, decorations... everything your doing to "Go Purple" and share them with the #PurpleOutDay hashtag.
  • Wear Purple. If you have an official "Purple Out Day" shirt show your colors! If not, Friday is the day to wear anything purple. Get yourself a purple scarf, tie, ribbon or piece of jewelry and be part of the effort to Make Alzheimer's a Memory.
  • Decorate and Collect Donations. Purple out your office, classroom or courthouse to raise awareness with everyone you see on "Purple Out Day." Collect donations in honor of a loved one or plan a fundraiser to support Alzheimer's Tennessee's mission. Click here to make a donation online.Decorate at Home. A purple wreath on your door or purple decorations on you mailbox will show the world your support for those facing Alzheimer's disease.

2.) Alzheimer’s Tennessee Tribute Wall.

Ask employees and the community to honor and memorialize loved ones by bringing in pictures of those who have lived with Alzheimer’s disease to create an Alzheimer’s Tennessee Tribute Wall. 

You may find the following materials helpful to print, post and share:

Educational resources are also available for each Clerk’s office at the August Deputy Clerks of Court Conferences. Offices may want to make brochures including the following available:

3.) Donate.

Along with displaying your purple spirit, each clerk is invited to make a $50 donation and each deputy clerk is encouraged to make a $10 donation.

Please make checks payable to Alzheimer’s Tennessee and mail to 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Please include the office/company name and county name.

100% of the proceeds will benefit Tennesseans. A check will be presented to Alzheimer’s Tennessee at the COAT Conference this Fall.

Those who want to truly champion this cause may find additional ways of raising funds, through coin cans, bake sales (or even bakeless bake sales), “Casual for a Cause” days, and other FUNdraisers.

If you'd like, you can also donate online.



Please feel free to call Alzheimer’s Tennessee toll-free at 888.326.9888 and ask for Amanda Armstrong, Kay Watson, or Larry Effler

Cumberlands Office: Lynn Drew  | | 931.526.8010.

Tri-Cities Office: Tracey Kendall Wilson | | 423.232.8993

South Central Tennessee: Fran Gray |  | 931.434.2348 

Middle Tennessee:  Pat Caron | | 615.580.4244

West Tennessee: Amanda Barlow Leitch | | 731.694.8065

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