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The prevalence, incidence and cumulative risk of Alzheimer's disease are disproportionately high in the African-American and Hispanic population, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

To increase awareness of this disease and the importance of early detection, you and your entire church family are invited to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association's next Purple Sunday on Sept. 22.

Purple Sunday event
at Calvary Baptist Church

118 Orawaupum St., White Plains
9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21

Event will include a panel discussion about the effects of caregiving. To RSVP, contact the church at Calvary188@gmail.com

With questions about Purple Sunday, email Jessica Flores at jmflores@alz.org

Purple Sunday event
at Calvary Presbyterian Church

120 South St., Newburgh
"Go Purple" for Alzheimer's Awareness during the services, then stay for the educational program "Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body" in the Fellowship Hall.

With questions about this event, call the Alzheimer's Association at 800.272.3900.

Purple Sunday started in Westchester County and focused on outreach African-American and Hispanic congregations. It has since expanded to all the Hudson Valley Chapter's coverage area, including Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties.

Click here to learn more about Purple Sunday. Para Alzheimer's Association Facebook en Espanol.