My family has supported the Alzheimer's Association since my grandfather was diagnosed and ultimately passed in 2006. His wife, my grandmother, was just moved into the same memory care unit where he stayed and is now living with Alzheimer's herself. My nana also passed with a form of dementia.
Seeing how this horrible disease not only steals precious memories but also changes one's personality is heartbreaking and a cure must be found.
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.
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.