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THE STORY:

Why did I join a football team to fight and fundraise for a Alzheimer's cure?

Two years ago a friend of mine told me his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimers. This broke my heart. I could not imagine how he felt, how she felt, or how her husband felt. She was so young, in her early 50's. It hit home then once I realized our mothers were the same age. I thought Alzheimer's, and all other forms of dementia, were a concern after the age of 80? Apparently not. There was a man diagnosed at the early age of 38; click here to read his story http://site.macleans.ca/longform/alzheimers/. 
I do not want to see my mom, dad, or grandmother affected with this disease. I do not want to get this disease. I do not want you get this disease. I am only one person, and my involvement may only make a small ripple, but with enough small ripples we can create a wave. Hopefully, one that knocks out Alzheimer's.


African proverb: "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try spending the night in a closed room with a mosquito".

 

THE GOAL: To tackle Alzheimer's and end this neurodegenerative disease that affects not only the host, but the loved ones.
With your help, BvB Dallas has been able to raise over $2.3 Million Dollars for Alzheimer’s research and care in North Texas over the past 8 years. But it’s not enough. A staggering 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease today, which will cost the nation over $236 BILLION in 2016 alone. 100% of your donation to BvB Dallas will go directly to those living with Alzheimer’s, and those fighting to find a cure.

 

What exactly is BvB?

BvB (Blondes versus Brunettes) 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.


Fun facts:
1. Each player has to raise $1,200 by game day to be eligible to play. My personal goal is to double the $1,200. 
2. Yep. We really practice. And it is not easy! Football practice is at every Wednesday evening (no matter how hot it is) from June 1 to August 10th. I have a whole new level of respect for football. 
3. Game day is August 13th, a Saturday, at the Cottonbowl and it will be televised!

 

 

Who's fighting to find a cure/receiving BvB Dallas donations?

1. Baylor Neuroscience Center:
BvB Dallas will be funding research with the goal of developing a blood or urine screen to detect Alzheimer’s vulnerability years before symptoms occur.

2. Center for Brain Health, The University of Texas at Dallas:
Findings from the Center for BrainHealth’s 2014 study, partially funded by BvB Dallas, suggest that strategy-based cognitive training may have a far-reaching impact on improving cognitive function for those with mild cognitive impairment, often labeled as the precursor for Alzheimer’s disease. Due to the successes from this initial study, BvB is funding Phase 2 of this study in 2016 by adding brain stimulation and advanced brain imaging.

3. Southwestern Medical Center:
BvB Dallas is funding a Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship for the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,450

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ashley Thompson

    $75

  • Pegi Proffitt

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sarah D

    $50

  • ASHLEY THOMPSON

    $100

  • Ann & Aaron Grace

    $25

  • Brenda Whisenhunt

    $100

  • Reema & David Sacks

    $50

  • Mom

    $100

  • Kamini Mahatma

    $25

  • Aaron Sacks

    $25

  • Kay Wright

    $50

  • Emily Littleton

    $200

  • Cassandra Senior

    $25

  • T

    $100

  • Bailey, Arrynn, & Belle

    $50

  • Amber Hash

    $25

  • Nicholas William

     

  • Gary Driber

    $25

  • Tom Teague

    $200

  • Mike & Brittany Moreland

    $50

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121% 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

Mike & Brittany Moreland

Mike & Brittany Moreland

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Tom Teague

Tom Teague

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Gary Driber

Gary Driber

DONATION: $25

Good luck ! 1 year ago

Nicholas William

Nicholas William

1 year ago

Amber Hash

Amber Hash

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Bailey, Arrynn, & Belle

Bailey, Arrynn, & Belle

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

T

T

DONATION: $100

Nana and Nanook 1 year ago

Cassandra Senior

Cassandra Senior

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Emily Littleton

Emily Littleton

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Kay Wright

Kay Wright

DONATION: $50

1 year ago