The Inn and Spa at Loretto is the only building in New Mexico to honor the dedication of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s mission to bring awareness to and treat those affected by the life-changing, deadly disease. Teal, green and blue are the official international colors of Alzheimer’s disease.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 19, 2016; Santa Fe, New Mexico: In alignment with the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November, the Inn and Spa at Loretto will light up their property with thousands of green luminarias, joining over 120 of the world’s most prominent landmarks in recognition of the initiatives to treat and cure the deadly disease. The building will be lit from November 3, 2016 through the holiday season.
A reception and lighting ceremony led by the Loretto will be open to the public and take place on November 3, starting at 4:30 pm with the lights being turned on at 6:30 pm. Appetizers and a commemorative cocktail, the Mindful Spirit, will be served in the Living Room with 20% of proceeds from the drink going through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s grant process, distributed to the AFA’s members in the New Mexico area.
There are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. The disease is the sixth most common cause of death in the United States, and the only one of the top 10 without a cure or meaningful treatment. On November 3, in honor of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, landmarks across the country and around the world will light up teal. This is the third year of the campaign, which is an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). This year, more than 120 landmarks in the U.S. and around the globe are participating.
“By turning their facades teal, landmarks across the country and around the world are literally shining a light on the problem that is Alzheimer’s and raising awareness of the need for funding for a cure and caregiver supports,” said Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., AFA’s president and chief executive officer. “People can join New York, Chicago, China, England, Ireland, and Australia by replacing their porch or indoor lights with teal bulbs for the day.”
“We are happy to participate in this important effort to bring attention to an important healthcare issue in our country and world,” said Regina Martinez-Ortiz, Director of Sales & Marketing. “The prominent façade of our building is a beautiful place to honor the important work of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, especially since so many of us are effected by this disease.”
Other participating landmarks include LAX Airport in Los Angeles; the Wrigley Building in Chicago; Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans; Prudential Center and TD Garden in Boston; Granite Tower in Billings, Mont.; Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas; Coney Island/Luna Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.; the Consolidated Edison Building, Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, New York Stock Exchange, and New York Times Building in New York; the Duke Energy Center and NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.; Terminal Tower in Cleveland; Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City; Commerce Square in Philadelphia; Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.; The Merc in Dallas; Bell Tower in Perth, Australia; the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Canada; Sichuan Tower in China; and Trafalgar Square in London, England.
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