In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown has placed these planters filled with forget-me-not flowers around town.
The flowers, which are paired with a note reminding people to thank caregivers, are meant to raise awareness of the 5.5 million people who suffer from the non-curable disease, which affects their mental status and is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
It’s a worthwhile cause for those at the Naperville Senior Center.
“What we want to do is we want to remember those folks who have Alzheimer’s Disease, we want to do something special for them as well as raise funds to help eradicate this horrible disease,” said Mike Cooper Business Director and Co-Owner of the Naperville Senior Center and Adult Day Services.
The campaign was launched by Stephanie Penick in honor of her mother who passed away from the disease.
The planters were designed by The Growing Place.
Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.
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