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More Than 50,000 Flight Attendants Go Purple - Join Our Team!

Date: June 12, 2018

Today, the Chicago Alzheimer’s Association published a press release featuring the more than 50,000 Flight Attendants worldwide that are going purple this June for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Members of the Association of Flight Attendants - CWA, AFL - CIO will be wearing purple ribbons as part of their uniform all month long to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness research.

London Based Flight Attendant, Jeff Heisey spearheaded this worldwide campaign.

 "I met with the Alzheimer’s Association to coordinate the involvement of AFA for Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month in June,” says Heisey, AFA Member and Secretary-Treasurer of the United Master Executive Council. “The prospect for full Membership involvement in this initiative is exciting and we have some great ideas for Membership engagement on this. I am really excited to be a part of this initiative.  Most importantly, I do this for the first survivor of Alzheimer’s disease – whoever he or she may be." 

United Flight Attendants are encouraged to Join Our Longest Day Team a day that’s all about love for those affected by Alzheimer's disease as well as those who care for them. Wear your purple ribbon to help raise awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association and then sign-up to Join our Team for the Longest Day! 


In addition to displaying purple ribbons with our AFA pin all of us can help raise awareness for this cause by taking a picture, selfie, or group photo wearing your AFA pin and purple ribbon and posting your photos on social media utilizing Twitter, Instagram and FaceBook with the hashtag #ENDALZ, #TheLongestDay or #AlzheimersAwareness. Flight Attendants that do not have social media accounts can still participate by texting their photos to 502-758-9961 or emailing them to communications@unitedafa.org. We’ll make sure we get these posted on your behalf.


Ask your Local Council for a Purple Ribbon. For more information about AFA’s efforts to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness, visit our website.

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