My Personal Story: This is my second year participating in BvB. Just like last year, I will be playing again in my Tio Isi's honor. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's over a decade ago, and it doesn't get easier. Not only does this effect my uncle personally, but also culturally. The Mexican culture is based around memories and story telling, which my Tio was one of the best story tellers around.
No doubt I LOVE playing flag football, but I would LOVE even more being able to do something I love doing to help not only my loved one's, but other individuals loved one's as well.
Here are the Stats: 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!
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 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.