BENEFITING: BIG D POWDERPUFF TACKLING ALZHEIMERS INC
ORGANIZER: BIG D POWDERPUFF TACKLING ALZHEIMERS INC
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.