Nashville landmarks will join nationwide Light the Word Teal to raise awareness for Alzheimer's
Nashville — Iconic Nashville area landmarks, together with hundreds of other buildings around the world, will be lighting up teal on November 5th to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) Light the World in Teal program.
The annual program, held in November as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, aims to literally shine a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease and show support for the millions of people affected by it. Teal is AFA’s Alzheimer’s awareness color.
To date, participating Nashville area landmarks include:
  • Tennessee State Capitol
  • Bridgestone Arena
  • Fifth Third Center
  • Nashville City Center
  • Mt. Juliet Police Headquarters (Mt. Juliet)
  • Rutherford County Courthouse (Murfreesboro)
“Having these Nashville area landmarks all ‘go teal’ on the same day is a powerful and incredible way to raise awareness and show support for the millions of families who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President & CEO. “AFA thanks each of them for helping to light the world in teal for Alzheimer’s awareness and literally shining a light on the issue of Alzheimer’s disease.”
The Nashville area landmarks will be joined by more than 250 other sites worldwide in “going teal” for Alzheimer’s awareness on November 5th. This is the seventh year of AFA’s Light the World in Teal campaign.
Individuals can also participate in raising Alzheimer’s awareness by “going teal” on their own November 5th by wearing teal, posting photos on their social media platforms using the hashtag #AFALightTheWorldInTeal or by turning their Facebook cover profile/cover photo teal. More information can be found at
More than 5.8 million Americans, including 120,000 Tennesseans, are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. The number of people with Alzheimer’s is projected to nearly triple by 2060, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information about AFA’s Light the World in Teal program, including a list of participating landmarks, visit Families looking for additional information about Alzheimer’s disease or support services can contact AFA at 866-232-8484 or
About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA):
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide and to fund research for better treatment and a cure. Its services include a National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, the National Memory Screening Program, educational conferences and materials, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.  AFA has earned Charity Navigator’s top 4-star rating for six consecutive years.