Help Me TACKLE ALZHEIMER'S FOREVER!!!
What is BvB?
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 and awareness. Founded by sisters whose father was afflicted by Alzheimer’s, BvB is a personal way for young professionals across the country to raise awareness, funds and support to TACKLE ALZHEIMER'S FOREVER.
Why I joined BvB?
Two of my favorite things are (1) football and (2) family. And BvB has allowed me to combine both. Through BvB I have learned how to run routes, catch passes, and lineup in football formations all while fundraising for a cause close to my heart. I am playing my rookie BvB season in honor of my Grandmother, Mrs. Betty Rolls, a woman who had a heart of gold and an even bigger sweet tooth. She fought courageously to keep her memories but eventually lost her battle to this horrific disease.
If we all live to age 85 almost half of us will have Alzheimer's disease and the other half will be caregivers. No one is immune!
One person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other Dementia every 66 seconds. By 2050, it will be every 33 seconds.
Between 2000-2014, deaths resulting from stroke, heart disease, & prostate cancer decreased 21%, 14%, and 9% respectively but deaths from Alzheimer's related causes went up 89%.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
Alzheimer's is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed.
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!
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!
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.