For the 4nd year in a row I will be participating in Alzheimer's Association Blondes vs Brunettes, 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, with an estimated 5.4 million Americans living with the disease and nearly 15 million are acting as caregivers. It's time to change the course of this disease – together!
I'm taking the field for my grandpa, who is currently struggling with Alzheimer's and for a future without the disease. I am playing for a world where I don't have to worry about my own parents showing early signs of Alzheimer's, like when my mom forgets if she has fed the dog or where she put her keys. Many people have a connection to this cause, either directly or through someone they know. Playing for, fighting for, raising money and awareness for Alzheimer's is something that I firmly believe in.
I need your support to do my part! 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. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
Thank you in advance for your generosity – together, we can tackle Alzheimer's disease.