VALLEY PROFESSIONALS TACKLE ALZHEIMER’S
WITH BLONDES VS BRUNETTES® GAME
Participants Raising Awareness and Funds to Help End Alzheimer’s
PHOENIX, APRIL 20, 2015 – The Alzheimer’s Association Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game kickoffs at 7:00 pm on April 25, 2015 at Phoenix Community College. The two teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes, while increasing awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among a new generation (Note: Redheads are “free agents,” permitted to play for the team of their choice). Funds raised benefit the care, support, advocacy and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
Young professionals across the Valley have come together to lead the charge to tackle Alzheimer’s through Blondes vs Brunettes Phoenix. Over 200 spectators saw the Blondes emerge victorious on the field (40-7) in 2014. However, the community was the ultimate winner with over $23,000 raised for local programs and services as well as the latest breakthroughs in research.
“We are excited by the dedication of all the Blondes vs Brunettes Phoenix players and coaches!” said Jamie Rogers, Special Events Coordinator for the Desert Southwest Chapter Central Arizona Region. “The statistics show that women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s epidemic. But together, these young women are taking action today to change the course of this disease!”
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and this number is estimated to grow to as many as 16 million by year 2050. In Arizona alone, there are over 120,000 people living with Alzheimer’s.
“This disease has touched so many of our families and friends,” states Leann Preminger, 2015 BvB Chair. “We cannot stand back and watch as it steals the future for our generation, and our children’s generation after. We must come together today to take a stand and help end Alzheimer’s.”
The Blondes vs Brunettes game is April 25, 2015 at Phoenix Community College. The gates open at 5:30 pm for a kick-off at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the gate for $10 per person age 12 and older.
For more information on the game, go to www.bvbphoenix.org or call 602-528-0545.