Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s epidemic. Nearly two-thirds of the Americans living with Alzheimer’s – and more than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers – are women. It’s time to take action by taking the field!
For me, Alzheimer’s is something that has been a true reality. Going into my second season of RivALZ, I BvB for my great grandmother who was diagnosed and passed away due to Alzheimer’s. I went from seeing a strong woman that raised 15 kids (with one being fully disabled and not able to care for himself) and countless grandkids to not being able to care for herself with the loss of memories. No matter what I did in my life or how big I grew from the time of diagnosis until her passing, the only thing my great grandmother knew of me was that little girl.
Please support my participation in RivALZ, a flag football game, and fundraising competition to help end Alzheimer’s. We 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.
Thank you for your generosity in helping us tackle this disease – win or lose, our true goal is a world without Alzheimer’s!