BvB Dallas is a young-professional organization that hosts a powder-puff football game for a day of fun, fellowship, philanthropy and enjoyment as a way of raising money for Alzheimer’s research.
Why I am doing this...
My Grandmother suffered with Alzheimer’s disease. I couldn’t imagine how she felt during any of that time. For me, it was stressful and hurtful my Grandmother struggle/suffer (losing herself) but it was just as painful seeing how it impacted my Grandfather, Mother and Aunts. Not knowing how to help any of them really left me feeling lost. We all had these mixed emotions running through your minds, during every second of every day trying to soak in every good moment we had knowing there probably weren’t many left to come.
Alzheimer’s does not discriminate - it can impact anyone at any time!
I partnered up with BvB Dallas bc I wanted to help give back! We all have one overpowering obsession and an overwhelming goal - - > to help find a cure for this UGLY disease, try to provide comfort to there families during their time of need and support to caregivers who help them fight!!!!
Over the past 11 years - to date this organization has been able to raise over $3.5 Million Dollars for Alzheimer’s research by hosting various fundraising functions throughout the summer.
Last summer we raised +$650K
This summer we are targeting +$700K!!
Our 2018 Beneficiaries:
- Center for Brain Health: The Discovery Group program, a strength-based program aiming to optimize the abilities of individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. BvB’s 2018 funding will also help expand the program to create and pilot targeted education for caregivers, community workshops, and professional seminars that can be replicated throughout the community for a broader impact.
- UT Southwestern: Partnership with UT Southwestern through funding the Clinical Neuropsychology Alzheimer’s Fellowship, an intensive two-year program which provides an opportunity to rapidly develop expertise in the differential diagnosis and treatment of dementia. The BvB Fellow will be involved in cutting edge research related to risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s, factors that affect disease progression, and study of novel treatments, with the goal of advancing the science of this devastating disease.
- The Senior Source: The Senior Source. Our funding will support programs within the agency that directly serve older adults with dementia. This includes the Senior Companion Program, which places specially trained volunteers in the homes of older adults to provide personal assistance as well as respite care for the family caregiver. We will also provide funding for the Guardianship Program, in which The Senior Source serves as court appointed guardian to manage the medical, personal, and financial affairs of vulnerable elderly individuals. Lastly, funding will be allocated to the Caregiver Support Program, which provides expertise, counseling, and resources to family caregivers.
- The Alzheimer’s Association: Awarding a gran to the Alzheimer’s Association to fund expanded outreach to diverse and lower income areas of South Dallas and adjacent neighborhoods where there may be higher rates of Alzheimer’s disease and an abundant need for assistance. Our support will allow for an increase of care and support services through information and resources, care consultations, education, early stage services, safety services and health care system engagement.
Please consider donating!
Your $25 donation or more to BvB Dallas gains your entrance to the game and after-party. There are no physical tickets. All donors' names will be held at will-call on Game Day at the stadium.
EVENT DATE: AUG 11, 2018
GAME DAY: The 11th Annual BvB Dallas Powder-Puff Football Game will be held at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park on Saturday, August 11th. Kick-Off will be held at 7:30pm and the after-party will be held on the front steps of the stadium immediately following the game. We hope to see you there!