Less than four years ago, my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Like many young people, I knew very little about the disease at the time. Since then, I've learned about the devastating effect this disease has on our nation and I've seen firsthand how it destroys the memories and lives of our loved ones. While I've always been passionate about a world without Alzheimer's, this year my fight is much more personal, as we lost my grandmother to the disease this past fall.
What many don't know is that Alzheimer's disease is the nation's sixth-leading cause of death and the only one in the top ten that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured. In addition, another person develops the disease every minute. It's time to take action!
That’s why I’m taking the field with RivALZ, 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.
I need your support to do my part! Please consider making a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research to discover methods of prevention, treatment and ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer’s.
Thank you in advance for your generosity – together, we can tackle Alzheimer’s disease.