The New York Yankees will host their third-annual Alzheimer's Awareness Night on Monday, June 22. To draw attention to the cause, the first 18,000 fans 21 and over in attendance for the evening's Yankees-Phillies game will receive a purple New York Yankees cap presented by the New Era Cap Company.
A pregame home plate ceremony that evening will feature National Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) CEO Harry Johns and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, who founded the Rita Hayworth Gala in honor of her mother. The annual event, held in both New York and Chicago, is now in its 32nd year, having raised over $65 million to support the fight against Alzheimer's. Previous honorees include former Tennessee Women's Basketball Coach Pat Summitt and actor/comedian Seth Rogen.
As part of the Yankees' awareness effort, the Yankees Grounds Crew will wear the National Alzheimer's Association T-shirts throughout the game, and a purple ribbon symbolizing the cause will be painted on the field in foul territory. Additionally, throughout the month of June, a public service announcement featuring Yankees Manager Joe Girardi has been airing on the Yankee Stadium centerfield video board prior to every home game.
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