Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. My family knows this first hand as we watched my Grandpa Luke suffer from Alzheimer's for more than a decade. Before he died in 2014 he was the biggest supporter of his 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren at sporting events and musical performances, but at the end he couldn't even remember our names.
There are an estimated 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer's in 2019 and by 2050, that number could reach 14 million, barring the development of a medical breakthrough to prevent or cure the disease. It's time to take action by takng the field!
Please support my participation in RivALZ BvB DC, 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.
If you're in the DC area, come check out the game in November!
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.