Meet Dr. Ian Robertson
July 05, 2016
BENEFITING: BIG D POWDERPUFF TACKLING ALZHEIMERS INC
ORGANIZER: BIG D POWDERPUFF TACKLING ALZHEIMERS INC
Stilettos up, cleats out, game on! I'm back in blue for my 3rd season with BvB Dallas ready to tackle Alzheimer's Disease this summer by raising money to create awareness and fund local research.
WHY I PLAY: As a young adult who lost her dad to lung cancer, my memories with him are all I have left to share with others to keep his legacy alive. As an elementary school teacher who spends countless hours teaching and intervening, I see the struggles and triumphs that connect new learning to short term and long term memory. As a close friend to many who have family members suffering from this disease, I've seen the heartache associated with watching a loved one's brain health regress instead of progress. Because of this, I dedicate 10 weeks of my summer to help find a cure for this disease. I play to protect our memories in the future. I play to protect the future leaders of our world. I play to fight for the people fighting Alzheimer's right now. Join me in the fight!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
In order to play and become game day eligible, I must raise $1,200, but this year, my personal goal is $3,000. Please use the contribution box at the top right of this page to donate online quickly & securely. You will receive email confirmation of your donation, which can be used for tax purposes. A $25 donation grants you a ticket to our game on August 13th at the Cotton Bowl and access to our after party!
2016 BvB Dallas Beneficiaries:
UT Southwestern - They will provide training for a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship, to be named after BVB Dallas, in research and patient treatment related to Alzheimer's Disease.
Baylor AT&T Memory Center - Baylor will be conducting research with the goal of developing a blood or urine screen to detect Alzheimer's vulnerability years before symptoms occur.
Center for BrainHealth - Findings from the Center for BrainHealth's 2014 study, partially funded by BvB Dallas, suggest strategy - based mental training may have far - reaching postitive impacts. We are again supporting this study in its second phase, as it explores the impact of brain stimulation and utilizes advanced imaging tenchiniques to understand the brain's response to training.