When I was 9 years old, I experienced the debilitating effects of dementia first hand as my Nanny started a long journey down a road of cognitive decline. Though my Nanny’s neurological functions have diminished, her body has continued to press on for 18 years.
My nanny's story is not unique. In the US, there are roughly 6.5 to 8 million people suffering with a form of dementia, and of those, more than 5 million have Alzheimer's. I’m so happy to be “Tackling Alzheimer’s” with BvB Dallas for a third season. The organization has raised over $3.5 million in the past 11 years to fund local Alzheimer research and resources in DFW.
There is much undiscovered about the underlying disease processes involved with and contributing to dementia. BvB is able to help add to the current body of work by funding a research fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center that can ultimately result in how practitioners treat dementia and help us work towards a cure for this disease that affects so many people. In addition to research, we also fund resources for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers through the Center for Brain Health, The Senior Source, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
BvB has a goal of comprehensively raising $700,000 as an organization. Team Blonde hopes to contribute $300,000 to that overarching goal and I have an individual goal of raising $3,000 to go towards this cause that I care so deeply about. I would greatly appreciate any donation, small or large, to help “Tackle Alzheimer’s”! However, a $25 donation will get you a ticket into the football game on August 11th at the Cotton Bowl!
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EVENT DATE: AUG 11, 2018
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.
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.