In commemoration of this upcoming World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September 2022, get ready for not one, two, three, or even four, but five iconic landmarks to be lighted up as a show of solidarity for the dementia community, and you’re invited to join us!
To commemorate and champion the dementia cause in Singapore, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore Flyer, and Singapore Sports Hub will be illuminated in purple and yellow on the evening of 21 September 2022 to mark World Alzheimer’s Day. Purple is the symbolic colour universally associated with dementia, while yellow represents positivity, providing an enlightened contrast to the stigma and negativity often associated with the condition.
The light-up event is part of Dementia Singapore’s advocacy efforts to raise awareness for the condition and the people impacted by it – people living with dementia, caregivers and family members, healthcare professionals, and community care workers – during the month of September, which is globally commemorated as World Alzheimer’s Month. It is in support of the Dementia-Friendly Singapore (DFSG) movement by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
“We are grateful to have Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore Sports Hub, and Singapore Flyer champion the dementia cause this year by lighting up these iconic national monuments to amplify our dementia advocacy efforts,” said Dementia Singapore CEO Jason Foo.
“We look forward to witnessing the central city skyline’s transformation on the evening of 21 September, and we are honoured to be able to dedicate this historic light-up in purple and yellow to our growing dementia population in Singapore,” Mr Foo added.
Share your snaps of the lighted-up National Stadium dome with Dementia Singapore on social media, by tagging the Facebook and Instagram pages, @DementiaSingapore, @esplanadesingapore (IG) / @esplanadeSG (FB), @marinabaysands, @nationalgallerysingapore, @singaporeflyer, and @sgsportshub, and using the hashtag #ShineForDementia.