This will be the fourth year that I will be taking the field for what is now being called the RivAlz game (formerly the Blonde vs. Brunettes game with gingers being fair game for either side). Although this has always been a cause that is near and dear to my heart, be it the experience I've had with patients at St. John's or within my own family, my Husband's Grandfather very recently lost his battle with Alzheimer's, and it's time we expand our efforts to eliminate this devastating disease.
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. It’s time to take action and change the course of this epidemic!
That’s why 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. 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 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.
We (the Blondes) lost for the first time last year, and we don't intend for it to be a repeat. On time of the brutal smackdown we plan to lay upon the brunettes, we want to level them on all fronts. We have NEVER out-fundraised the Brunettes, and that is what REALLY matters.
Thank you in advance for your generosity – together, we can tackle Alzheimer’s disease.