This is going to be my fifth year playing with RivALZ. I have many reasons for playing and fundraising for this amazing cause! Professionally, I am a psychiatric nurse and am passionate about helping those who have Alzheimer's find a cure and I am also passionate about helping those who are caregivers find resources. Personally, many people I know and love have had loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease and I have seen the effect it can have. I believe that education and research are crucial, and the Association works to do these things. Do to my own health issues (my achy, breaky joints) this will likely be my last year playing and I want to go out with a bang and raise as much money as possible! However, I do want you all to know that I think this is such a great organization and cause that I foresee myself returning to help for years to come, even if I don't play.
Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer's epidemic. Nearly two-thirds of the Americans living with Alzheimer's - and more than 60 percent of Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers - are women. It's time to take action by taking the field!
Please support my participation in RivALZ, a flag football game and fundraising competition to help end Alzheimer's. We may be opponents on the field, but when it comes to Alzheimer's, we're all on the same side. This is a disease that must be defeated and we need your help to do it. Your donation will advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Thank you for helping us tackle this disease - win or lose, our true goal is a world without Alzheimer's!