Welcome Sign Goes Purple for Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

County commissioners and representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association turned the lights on the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign purple today to support awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be held on Oct. 15.

“More than 6 million Americans are living with this debilitating disease and another 11 million people are helping to care for their friends and family members who are afflicted with Alzheimer’s and other dementias,” Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick said. “Through support programs, research, and awareness we work to improve the quality of life for everyone touched by Alzheimer’s and one day find a cure for this disease.”

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Oct. 15 in communities across the country including Clark County. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

For more information about the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s visit http://alz.org/LasVegasWalk.

County Commissioners and representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association turned on purple light bulbs installed on the world-famous Welcome sign during a brief ceremony today. Like the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is in unincorporated Clark County.


Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.