I never realized how much I look like my great-grandmother. We called her Mama Blanche. When I saw her picture recently, it made me do a double take because I seriously thought someone created a picture of me with grey hair (well, more than I already have). The family resemblance is undeniable. I'm definitely an Elzy/Avery. Mama Blanche passed away when I was younger. She battled with Alzheimer's, so I barely got a chance to really know her. Among other reasons, Mama Blanche is really the reason I am so passionate about finding a cure. So other little girls will have the chance to get to know the strong and beautiful women they will one day become. Join the fight with me!
This year will mark 7 years I've been with Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh! Last year, after raising over $130,000, we were recognized as the 3rd top fundraising team in the nation out of 40+ teams. With a goal of $150,000 this year, we are continuing the fight to #endalz!
If you've ever lost anyone to this horrible disease, you know there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's. With over 3 million cases per year, Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. An estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with the disease and nearly 15 million are acting as caregivers. It’s time to take action and change the course of this epidemic!
That’s why I’m taking the field with the Alzheimer's Association Blondes vs. Brunettes®, 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.
How can you get involved? By becoming active in your community and educating others about this heart-breaking disease, we can start to make a difference. Want to make a more immediate impact? Make a donation to the Blondes vs Brunettes of Raleigh where we're making strides to advance Alzheimer's research!
I need your support to do my part! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research to discover methods of prevention, treatment and ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer’s. Our goal of $150k may seem high, but we know it can certainly be reached. And with your help, we can reach it and really make a difference. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
Thank you in advance for your generosity – together, we can tackle Alzheimer’s disease.