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Lexie Nolen's Fundraiser:

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Lexie Nolen

THE STORY:

I have spent most of my free time this summer working with an organization that is having a HUGE impact. BvB Dallas is a young-professionals organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for Alzheimer's disease. Each year, the organization hosts a number of different fundraising events including happy hours, pool parties, charity dinners, a benefit concert and a powder-puff football game at the Cotton Bowl. This past weekend the organization put on an auction that earned $31,000 in a single night! The organization consists of many different volunteers. The Board of directors is a group of nine past participants who work to ensure everything runs smoothly year round. Team Blonde and Team Brunette are made up of about 100 participants each; females play flag football and males coach. Each player and coach must raise a minimum of $1,200 to be active on Game Day. Game Day is set for Saturday, August 13th at The Cotton Bowl in Fair Park! I have been out in the 100 degree heat for 3 hours every Wednesday for the past 10 weeks ensuring that the game will be a good show! BvB Dallas has set a lofty goal of $500,000.00 for the summer and cannot wait to hand over some big checks!

Azheimer's Disease is a really big jerk.  If you have never experienced the anguish of watching a loved one lose themselves to this disease -count yourself as lucky.  Alz's Disease kills more people each year than Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer COMBINED; yet alzheimer's research gets 6% of the funding that cancer does. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only one in the top ten that cannot YET be prevented, slowed or cured

How are we fighting alzheimer's and what institutions are we giving the proceeds to? The following institutions and their projects were carefully vetted by our Board of Directors:

 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.

Center for Brain Health - 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.

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

I have gotten the chance to visit with many of the doctors and researchers working on these projects throughout the season. Seeing the progress they have made and their vision for the future has given me so much hope! Game Day is in a little under two weeks and I would love for you to come out to the game! A 25$ donation = 1 ticket to the game, 50$ = 2 tickets, and so on. The ticket also gets you into the after party for all the friends and family that have supported us! I am still about $1000 away from my personal goal so your donation to my page through the secure link below would be GREATLY appreciated! 

I sincerely thank you for love, support, and generosity!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,300

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lexi Nolen

    $75

  • Michael John

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dan Moore

    $25

  • Dr. James E. Brooks

    $100

  • Landon

    $25

  • CrowdRise Donation

    $5

  • Tony Godfrey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chuck and Lynn Nolen

    $200

  • Alice Scarborough

    $50

  • Flip Against Alzheimer's

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Luis Ellis

    $55

  • Jack O'Dell

    $10

  • Nancy Allender

    $50

  • Whitney Taylor

    $10

  • Andrew Afifian

     

  • Glenda Moore

    $100

  • The Barley Family

    $25

  • Justin Schmid

    $25

  • Kayla Sinkule

    $25

  • CrowdRise Donation

    $20

  • Bill Price III

    $5

  • Trisitian Heath

     

  • Sean Cunningham

    $25

  • Dylan Block

    $25

  • Callie Nolen

    $25

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87% Raised of $1,500 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

Callie Nolen

Callie Nolen

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Dylan Block

Dylan Block

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Sean Cunningham

Sean Cunningham

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Trisitian Heath

Trisitian Heath

1 year ago

Bill Price III

Bill Price III

DONATION: $5

1 year ago

CrowdRise Donation

CrowdRise Donation

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Kayla Sinkule

Kayla Sinkule

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Justin Schmid

Justin Schmid

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

The Barley Family

The Barley Family

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Glenda Moore

Glenda Moore

DONATION: $100

In loving memory of her mother. 1 year ago