I am so excited to be a ROOKIE on Team Blonde this year and to participate in the incredible organization that is BvB Dallas ("Blondes v. Brunettes"). As an organization over the past 8 years, BvB Dallas has raised over $2.3 million; raising over $490K last year alone (wow!?).
Virtually all of the money raised this "season" will go to funding (i) a postdoctoral fellowship in research and treatment of Alzheimer's at UT Southwestern Medical Center (the first of its kind in the country and is being funded 100% by BvB Dallas), (ii) a brain stimulation and advanced brain imaging study at the Center for Brain Health at UT Dallas, and (iii) the development of a blood/urine screen to detect vulnerability to Alzheimer's at the Baylor University AT&T Memory Center.
Alzheimer's Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease, and it is the only disease among the "top 10 causes of death" in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
The 9th Annual powder-puff game is on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at The Cotton Bowl in Dallas, and every $25 donation gets you one ticket to the game. My personal goal this season is $3000 (raised from my original $1200 goal because my friends and family are AWESOME) and every little bit helps!
Thanks in advance for your help in the fight to #TackleAlz! GOOOOO TEAM BLONDE! : )
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