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Sumner Register of Deeds office raises funds for Alzheimer's

Sumner County’s Register of Deeds office will raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia on Purple Out Day on Friday.

Register’s offices across the state and other organizations are participating in the initiative. To support the cause, people are encouraged to wear purple Friday.


Sumner’s Register office will sell light refreshments and baked goods. A money jar will be available for donations through Aug. 31. The money collected will go toAlzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., Register of Deeds Cindy Briley said.

“Alzheimer’s affects so many people,” said Briley, who lost her mother to the disease in 2013 after a five-year fight.

120,000 people affected 

Founded in 1983 by a group of Tennessee families and professionals, Alzheimer's Tennessee advocates for top research initiatives and provides services to the more than 120,000 individuals and families facing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in Tennessee.

Alzheimer's disease claimed in June the life of Tennessee legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt.

Services the nonprofit provides include family support, community and professional education and advocating for the needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is a progressive and terminal disease that starts in the brain, destroying memory and thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living, according to the nonprofit.

Sumner’s Register office is participating in the initiative through its Good Deeds program, which gives back to the community. In the spring, employees bought birthday gifts for children who lost a parent in war.

To learn more how to participate, visit alzTennessee.org.

Article Courtesy of the Tennessean by Dessislava Yankova. Reach Dessislava Yankova at dyankova@mtcngroup.com. Follow her on Twitter @desspor.