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THE STORY:

This year I did a crazy thing and signed up to play flag football in order to raise money to tackle Alzheimer's disease.  

BvB Dallas is a powder-puff football game and fundraiser hosted for a day of fun, fellowship, philanthropy and enjoyment as a way of raising money for Alzheimer’s Disease 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’STM FOREVER. BvB Dallas has been the most successful game on and off the field, raising more than $2.3 million and recruiting over 1,000 volunteers for the cause.

Why I play: Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the US, and is the only cause of death in the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed! Alzheimer's and dementia has likely affected your family and it definitely has affected mine.

Alzheimer's and dementia has touched more than two people in my family, my grandmother and great aunt and now my father.  Those of you that know my dad, know he is the life of any party. Everyone loves Joe. He makes you laugh. He talks to everyone. He never meets a stranger. He just makes you feel better. You can't help but love him. He was even named by the Lakewood Advocate as the "Mayor of Greenville Avenue". He's one of a kind. I don't want the beautiful memories of his, or my other loved ones purpose-filled lives to be diminished by this disease. This is why I #TackleAlz

The game is on August 13th, at the Cotton Bowl!  I will be playing defense as a defensive back/linebacker.  Even if you cannot come to the game, I would truly appreciate your support. Your donation to BvB Dallas will go directly to those living with Alzheimer’s, and those fighting to find a cure. Organizations sponsored through your donations are: Baylor Neuroscience Center, UTD Center for Brain Health and the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Please consider donating.

https://www.crowdrise.com/teamblonde4/fundraiser/amandaporter

Amanda

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To This Fundraiser

$550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amanda Porter

    $75

  • Tim D

    $50

  • Ryan Kirkham

    $25

  • Jennifer Gomes

     

  • Monica Janak

    $100

  • Melissa Walner & Kelly Walner Edwards

     

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46% Raised of $1,200 Goal

The Team: $292,507 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Michael John

Amount Raised

$22,470

 

94% Raised of $24,000 Goal

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Shane Hannabury

Amount Raised

$17,163

 

86% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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David Niven

Amount Raised

$12,065

 

101% Raised of $12,000 Goal

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Jared Cloud

Amount Raised

$10,207

 

146% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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Luis Ellis

Amount Raised

$8,000

 

100% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Jody Warner

Amount Raised

$7,275

 

104% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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Julianne Dykes

Amount Raised

$7,092

 

100% Raised of $7,100 Goal

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Jenny Deely

Amount Raised

$6,270

 

110% Raised of $5,710 Goal

Donor Comments

Melissa Walner & Kelly Walner Edwards

Melissa Walner & Kelly Walner Edwards

Joan Chastain Walner 1 year ago

Monica Janak

Monica Janak

DONATION: $100

In tribute to Hubert Janak, father 1 year ago

Jennifer Gomes

Jennifer Gomes

For my uncle and a dear friend who were recently diagnosed. 1 year ago

Ryan Kirkham

Ryan Kirkham

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Tim D

Tim D

DONATION: $50

Thanks Amanda - a very worthy cause! 1 year ago

Amanda Porter

Amanda Porter

DONATION: $75

1 year ago