In recognition of September being World Alzheimer’s Month, Canton-based Dunkin' Donuts will help raise awareness through purple sprinkles.
During the week of Sept. 15 to 21, customers can buy the “Purple with a Purpose” Donut, a vanilla-frosted yeast donut topped with purple sprinkles throughout eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
From each sale, 33 cents will be donated to The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter.
Since 2009, eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire Dunkin’ Donuts have raised more than $70,000 for the campaign.
Brochures providing information about the disease will also be available during the entire month of September.
Customers are also invited to attend the “Purple with a Purpose” community awareness event on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant at 360 Turnpike St. in Canton.
The event will feature donuts, coffee, giveaways, music, and the opportunity to sign up for 11 upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.