PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, September 12, 2014

Alzheimers Association Flags 2014

Santa Barbara, CA - September 12, 2014 - The flags waving along State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara pay tribute to the Alzheimer’s Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to Alzheimer families and to ultimately living in a world without Alzheimer’s.

The flags feature a dynamic design. In the center is the Alzheimer’s Association mark - a visual symbol of the Alzheimer’s Association dual mission of people and science and a commitment that guides us in our daily work in research, advocacy, education and support. The symbol is on a background of purple - the national color of Alzheimer’s disease, and the Association’s logo is in white at the bottom of the flag.

The work of the Alzheimer’s Association is critical, now more than ever, as our population continues to age. Projections indicate the incidence of Alzheimer’s in those age 55 to 74 will more than double over the next 20 years; among Latinos/Hispanics and Asian/Pacific Islanders, the numbers of people with the disease will triple during that same time period.

Alzheimer’s disease is a family diagnosis. With more than 550,000 Californians living with Alzheimer’s, family caregivers number at least 1.1 million, ultimately impacting those caregivers’ emotional, financial and physical wellbeing. Alzheimer’s is the 5th leading cause of death in California.

On Saturday, November 8, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. This yearly fundraiser is an opportunity for the community to be part of a movement bringing help and hope to millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s - and millions more at risk. This year’s Walk features a classic car rally. Contact the Association if you have a car to show. Find out more and sign up to walk at

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Association is dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s. For more than 30 years, the donor-supported Alzheimer’s Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes. The California Central Chapter provides services in Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Kern counties. We are located at 1528 Chapala Street, Suite 204, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101. For more information on the work of the Alzheimer’s Association, visit or call 800.272.3900.

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Downtown Santa Barbara is a membership-driven, non-profit organization whose goal is to maintain and enhance the business and cultural activity in the downtown area. Helping keep downtown Santa Barbara clean, attractive, safe and vibrant goes towards supporting this goal. Presently, there are over 1,400 members who benefit from the Downtown Organization’s commitment to excellence and its ongoing efforts on their behalf. Some of the programs, activities and events sponsored by the Downtown Organization include the Downtown Holiday Parade, the Downtown Art and Wine Tour, the decorative State Street Flag Program, 1st Thursday and Safe Trick-or-Treat. Visit

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