While I do this first and foremost for them, I also do it for everyone else who has lost a loved one to Alzheimers or is currently fighting the battle. This disease not only affects the person with it, but everyone around them. It was heartbreaking to visit my grandmother and not have her know who I was, and I can’t even imagine what this was like for her. This is why I am back for a fourth year to participate and lead RivAlz: Blondes vs. Brunettes!
RivAlz: Blondes vs. Brunettes® is a nationwide women’s flag-football league created to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. My teammates and I are training and preparing for game day, but win or lose, our true goal is a world without Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. An estimated 5 million Americans are living with the disease and nearly 15 million are acting as caregivers. 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. It’s time to take action and change the course of this epidemic!
I would love your support to do my part! If you can, please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research to discover methods of prevention, treatment and ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer’s.
Thank you all for visiting my page – on the field we may play separate but together, we can tackle Alzheimer’s disease. Two Sides, One Goal: END ALZ.