I want to wake up in a world where Alzheimer's is a thing of the past.
When I first played for BVB in 2014, I was new to Raleigh and had no personal ties to Alzheimer's. I made some amazing friends and through education and volunteering with Alzheimer's patients at Woodland Terrace my eyes were opened to what a terrible disease Alzheimer's truly is and how many people, including caregivers it impacts.
My Grandma Nolte was diagnosed with dementia two years ago, this year I won't be playing in the game but I will be giving my time and raising funds to end this awful disease.
This year will be my 5th year BRU STRONG and while I won't be on the field this year I am still giving my time and supporting my team!
Help me honor my Grandma once again, a $20 donation gets you entry into the the game (trust me, its a blast to watch!) but all donations help find a cure. So give your $5 coffee money or $10 wine money and let's fight to end Alzheimer's!
Want to learn more about Alzheimer's? Here are some facts for you:
Alzheimer's disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. An estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with the disease and nearly 15 million are acting as caregivers.
- Alzheimer's isn't just being forgetful it's a disease that robs you of your very identity and independence, you might not remember who the people you love are and who you are.
- You might lose your ability to communicate, some patients can not longer speak or understand words
- It's not just for "old" people, symptoms can begin appearing as young as age 30.
Thank you in advance for your generosity – together, we can tackle Alzheimer’s disease.