June 08, 2016
BENEFITING: BIG D POWDERPUFF TACKLING ALZHEIMERS INC
ORGANIZER: BIG D POWDERPUFF TACKLING ALZHEIMERS INC
"Progress is possible when research has the funding to explore new frontiers." - BvB Dallas on Facebook
Alzheimer’s is the #6 cause of death in the United States and yet it is the only one in the top 10 causes of death that is increasing and cannot be prevented, cured, or even effectively slowed. We at BvB Dallas want to help change that! Considering someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds, it is not surprising how much this ailment affects us all.
We fight for not only those directly affected by its grasp, but the caretakers and family members that stand beside them day in and day out during their battle. Particularly this year we are helping to support three organizations in their efforts to learn more about this disease. The Center for Brain Health in UT Dallas, the A&T Memory Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, and the possibly most exciting of all, funding a PhD. clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern, the first of its kind!
BvB focuses on FUNdraising, with unique events to have fun and support a new future free of Alzheimer’s, particularly with an epic game of flag football that with your support I can compete in! So join me in raising money to support researching new frontiers in a cure (any amount helps!) and if you donate $25, you’ll automatically get a ticket to come see my team and I compete in August at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas!
Even though this is my first year, I am aiming big to make big changes in the lives of those who face this neurological disorder. I plan on raising $1500 this summer and I would love your support to do that! Help us #tackleAlz! :)