*Total includes general donations and corporate sponsorships
Support your favorite Blonde or Brunette
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? 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!
BvB Santa Barbara players are required to raise a minimum of $500. BvB Santa Barbara coaches are required to raise a mininum of $250.
Breanna started volunteering with the Alzheimer's Association in 2011 as a support group facilitator leading monthly meetings for adults whose parents had 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 fun way for an active, young professional like myself to meet like-minded individuals in the community, learn a new sport, and promote the Alzheimer's Association. As soon as I heard about BvB, I knew we had to bring this event to Santa Barbara." After captaining Team Brunette in 2014, she can't wait to do it all again this year. "Our inaugural event was incredibly successful. We crushed our fundraising goal, made new friends, and had so much fun along the way. I know this year will be bigger and better than ever!"
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 build on success of last year's inaugural event. "Last year was even more fun, exciting and successful than I could have imagined, so I can't wait to see how this year turns out!"