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Joining 'Purple Out Day' shows supports for those suffering from Alzheimer's

From Memphis to Mountain City, Tennessee Court Clerks statewide invite the community to participate in the first “Purple Out Day” to support Alzheimer’s in Tennessee.
Alzheimer’s disease impacts Tennessee families in every county from West to East, and now court clerks across the state, including Sherrie Fenner, Johnson County Chancery Court Clerk and Master and Melissa Holloway, Johnson County Circuit Court Clerk, along with their office staff, are showing their support by participating in the inaugural statewide “Purple Out Day” benefitting Alzheimer’s Tennessee, a not-for-profit organization.
“ Alzheimer’s is truly devastating and I personally know how hard it is to watch a loved one begin to forget things, and then eventually need care and support 24 hours a day. This is a brain disease that shows no mercy, and while there is no cure, I want to make sure there is hope and help available for everyone in our county,” said Sherrie Fenner, Chancery Court Clerk.
From Memphis to Mountain City, 205 court clerks and their deputy clerks are expected to wear purple and participate in the first “Purple Out Day” on Friday, September, 18, 2015 to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and related dementias as well as raise funds to support the work of Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Johnson County clerks of court have already made a personal donation of at least $50 along with each deputy clerk in each office making a $10 donation.
“If the public would like to pitch in, and other court clerks in the state make similar donations, together we can raise more than $15,000.00,” said Melissa Holloway, Circuit Court Clerk. “We hope to represent our county well.”

Clerks Sherrie Fenner and Melissa Holloway invites the community to show its support in another special way. Beginning on Tuesday, September 1, anyone who would like to honor or memorialize a loved one touched by Alzheimer’s or dementia may bring a photo of that individual to the Chancery Court Clerk’s office or to the Circuit Court Clerk’s office located upstairs in the Johnson County Courthouse to be included on the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Tribute Wall that will be displayed there. The photos added to the wall and information shared about those individuals will become part of a display recognizing the faces of Alzheimer’s across the state. Everyone in Johnson County is also encouraged to wear purple on Friday, September 18 for the state’s first “Purple Out Day”.

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