Many of you know this will be my fourth year participating in Chicago's Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game supporting Alzheimer's Association. Why support this cause in this way (besides it being really, really fun?) Because 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.
This year and every year, I am participating for my Pops. Not because he had any love of football - quite the opposite, he often scoffed, "oh, is that the one with the two pointy ends? hmph" - but he always supported me in everything I do, and nothing has been harder than helping your family care for someone you love through this most horrible of diseases.
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.