Hopefully you have never experienced losing a loved one to Alzheimer's or Dementia and hopefully you never will. When I was little, my parents used to take me to visit my Great Grammy Bell in the nursing home. I remember that she loved to socialize and listen to the piano. I was very young then but I remember being bewildered by Alzheimer's, "How could she not remember me? Or my family? We visit her all the time!" I will never forget those conversations or how my family felt about losing someone that was still in front of their eyes. As an adult, I now know that the effects of Alzheimer's are far worse than losing memories. The diseased brains literally start to stop functioning making it impossible to just perform lifes esstential tasks like eating, walking or moving at all. No one should suffer from this disease and yet with all the advances in modern medicine, there is still no cure. Anytime myself or a loved one is forgetful I wonder, "Will we be stricken with this disease again?" I will not quit fighting until we live in a world without this horrible disease.
This is my 3rd season fighting for a cure by playing flag-football and fundraising for Blondes vs. Brunettes, a flag football game and fundraising competition to help end Alzheimer’s. Last year alone we raised over $60,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. Together we can make a difference on and off the field!
In Blondes vs. Brunettes 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!
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.