I'm taking the field with the 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.
The reasons why I play for BVB, sadly, increase every year...I play for my grandfather who lost his battle with the disease in May 2013, I play for my husband's family who are currently watching a loved one struggle with the daily ailments of the disease, I play for our founder's mother who was taken by the disease last year, along with all of BVB's impacted players who have fallen victim to watching a family member suffer....I play because there is no cure; I can only hope my children never have to witness a family member undergo a battle with Alzheimer's.
Chances are...you have been impacted by Alz directly or you have a friend, co-worker or neighbor that has... the time has come to fight! Memories are the most precious thing we have...and this disease cripples one's ability to have them.
Please consider supporting me with a donation; hope to see you on game day!