Welcome to Alzheimer’s Association’s Blondes vs. Brunettes®, where two teams of women - divided to reflect the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes - compete in a flag football game to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Our passion and hard work will take us from practice to the playing field, but our success will rely upon the support of our friends and families and upon all of those willing to donate to this important cause. Together, we can tackle Alzheimer’s!
Looking to get involved? Contact Rachael Randall at 892-4259 to register. We need dedicated players, but we also need coaches and volunteers. Want to see the game for yourself? Donate to one of our players today and you can receive admission to the game!
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Breanna started volunteering with the Alzheimer's Association (California Central Chapter) in 2011 as a support group facilitator and has since led a monthly meeting for adults whose parents have the disease. "My family took advantage of similar resources with their local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, and this was my small way of giving back to the organization." Breanna has long been a champion of the cause, participating in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's and raising thousands of dollars for the organization over the years. "However, this event truly spoke to me - it's a new way for an active, young professional like myself to meet like-minded individuals in the community, have a lot of fun, and promote the Alzheimer's Association. As soon as I heard about BvB, I knew we had to bring the event to Santa Barbara." While Breanna plans to lead the Brunettes to victory, she admits: "This is such a great opportunity for us to unite together to tackle Alzheimer's. We need to find a cure so others don't have to experience the pain of losing a loved one to Alzheimer's Disease."
Kiersten started volunteering with Alzheimer's Association in 2013 and is a current member of our Alzheimer's Women's Initiative. After working as a social worker in both mental health and with older adults, Kiersten experienced first hand the effect that Alzheimer's can have on individuals as well as their families. Kiersten found out about the event and loved the idea of something that brings young professionals together to increase awareness about Alzheimer's and the Alzheimer's Association. Kiersten said of the Alzheimer's Association, "I love how the Alzheimer's Association is such a significant resource of support and information for families struggling with this disease. I want people to know that they are not alone and there is help out there." Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Kiersten is especially excited to give back to this wonderful community by helping bring BvB here for the first time.