I am strapping on my flags, lacing up my cleats and heading into my 4th year fighting Alzheimer's on the football field. In addition, this year I am hosting my 2nd Annual RivALZ Smash Alzheimer’s charity volleyball tournament toward my fundraising goals.
Some players have a personal connection to the effects of Alzheimer's and to other's it's a mystery. This terrible disease robbed my Grandma of her ability to speak, express emotions and even do one of her favorite things... to whistle bird songs. It started with forgetfulness followed by long years when she was no longer able to communicate with us. At first it was odd when she couldn't remember how to hold a hamburger or tried to use a spoon as a straw but eventually there was no chatter, laughs or bird songs, only silence. I play for Grandma Lucia and all of the memories I still have and want to keep!
Blondes and Brunettes may be opponents on the field, but when it comes to Alzheimer’s, we’re all on the same side. This is a disease that must be defeated and we need your help to do it. Your donation will advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. We fight in memory, we fight in honor and we fight for the caregivers that sacrafice to care for loved ones! We fight in memory, we fight in honor and we fight for the caregivers that sacrifice to care for loved ones. Thank you for helping us tackle this disease – win or lose, our true goal is a world without Alzheimer’s!
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.