After losing our dad and grandpa to Young Onset Alzheimer's at the young age of 64, our family became passionate about finding a cure for the over 5 million people currently living with Alzheimer's in the US. Every year for the past five years, we have raised funds for the Alzheimer's Association, increased awareness and donated lots of our time and money. Fighting Alzheimer's and finding a cure has become a labor of love for our family as we watch so many others struggle as they receive the tragic diagnosis of Alzheimer's.
Ten years after our dad, father-in-law and grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, we are convinced that through people telling their "Alzheimer's story", we can engage everyone in the fight to find a cure. A cure that will not only saves memories but save lives. Alzheimer's has not only taken our family member but here are some quick facts about the impacts of the disease:
- It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US.
- Over 5 million people are currently living with Alzheimer's in the US.
- 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.
- Every 66 seconds someone is diagnosis with Alzheimer's.
In our goal to find a cure, we are raising money for RivALZ: Blondes vs. Brunettes Twin Cities for a fifth year. RivALZ is a flag football game with all the proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association.
In four short years, RivALZ: Blondes vs. Brunettes Twin Cities has raised over $600,000 and we have aspirations of bringing RivALZ to the million dollar mark. Please support us as we do our part towards "A World Without Alzheimer's." Your donation could make all the difference to the over 5 million people affected by Alzheimer's.
Thank you in advance for your generosity – together, we can tackle Alzheimer's disease.