Erie County Courthouse to be Lit Purple for Alzheimer’s Awareness

For Immediate Release:
September 18, 2023

Media Contact: Chris Carroll
Phone: (814) 860-0794




ERIE, PA – Erie County Executive Brenton Davis has ordered the Erie County Courthouse to be illuminated purple in support of Alzheimer’s Awareness ahead of the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s scheduled for this Saturday, September 23rd.

The County Executive will hold a short press announcement on the front steps of the Erie County Courthouse on Wednesday, September 20th at 10:00am to announce the lighting.

“It’s never easy watching someone you know or love battle with Alzheimer’s,” said Erie County Executive Brenton Davis. The lighting of the courthouse is to show everyone out there battling
this awful disease that they are not alone in this fight. This disease may steal memories, but it cannot take away the fight within us. The courthouse will continue to shine through the end of the
month for this important cause,” Davis said.

“We appreciate the support of the Erie County Executive’s Office in raising awareness of our upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s, set for Saturday, September 23 at Perry Square,” said Sara Giammarise, Senior Development Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. “We hope that everyone in our community can join us by starting a team to help the Alzheimer’s Association raise awareness and funds for families facing the disease today, take more steps toward treatments and finally ending this disease, Giammarise added”

Speakers at the press event will feature County Executive Brenton Davis, Charlie Bayle – Erie County Council, Victoria Bayle – Greater Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Board Member, and Rob Frank – Greater Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Board Member And 2023 Erie Walk to End Alzheimer’s Chair.

The 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place on Saturday, September 23rd in Perry Square. Registration begins at 9:00am with opening ceremony starting at 10:00am.