While I do this first and foremost for them, I also do it for everyone else who has lost a loved one to Alzheimers or is currently fighting the battle. This disease not only affects the person with it, but everyone around them. It was heartbreaking to visit my grandmother and not have her know who I was, and I can’t even imagine what this was like for her. This is why I am back for a sixth year to participate in RivAlz: Blondes vs. Brunettes!
RivAlz: Blondes vs. Brunettes® is 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. 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! Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. It’s time to take action and change the course of this epidemic!
Thank you all for visiting my page – on the field we may play separate but together, we can tackle Alzheimer’s disease. Two Sides, One Goal: END ALZ.