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!
I'm extremely proud to be a part of this wonderful new tradition. For those who don't know, both of my paternal grandparents suffered from Alzheimer's. My grandmother lived 8 years without much conversation - one of the hardest things I've ever dealt with. The woman was an absolute saint - the sweetest person I've ever known. By being a part of this group, and raising funds for Alzheimer's research and patient care, I'm honoring her memory in the best way I know how.
This also allows me to combine two of my passions in life - raising funds for Alzheimer's, and coaching the game of football. I've been a coach in some capacity for the better part of 15 years. I've been lucky enough to have a lot of success doing so, but being a part of this may be my proudest coaching achievement yet.
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!
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.