Highland News Leader

Vendor fair in Highland to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Association

The Purple Project Longest Day team is hosting a vendor fair Monday, June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Highland Hope United Methodist Church in support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day initiative.

The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Held annually on the summer solstice, team events symbolize the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers.

Jaimee Cox, Arbonne representative and event organizer, said the event has special meaning for her.

“My grandpa died of Alzheimer’s in 2013,” said Cox. “At every stage of the disease, the days grew longer — for him and all of us caring for him. I now know why the disease is referred to as the ‘long goodbye.’ 

There will be a variety of local vendors participating in the event with each donating a percentage of sales to the Alzheimer’s Association. Current vendors include Arbonne, Advocare, It Works, KEEP Collective, Norwex, Origami Owl, Paparazzi, Perfectly Posh, Premier Design Jewelry, Rodan & Fields, Tupperware, Nosim Maasai Mission and more are being added.

Highland Hope UMC is located at 12846 Daiber Road. Vendors interested in participating may contact Jaimee Cox at nursejaimee@hotmail.com or by calling/texting (618) 830-8102.

Individuals interested in making an online donation can go to www.alz.org/longestday. Click on “find a team” and type in “The Purple Project” and donate.