BvB helps tackle Alzheimer’s in a flag football fundraiser To benefit the Alzheimer’s Association – Hudson Valley
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the football field at New Rochelle High School will be a place of fierce, but friendly competition. Odds are on the women. It’s women vs. women, haircolors vs. haircolors, in a tough battle against the sixth leading cause of death – Alzheimer’s disease. Gate opens for the tag football game, Blondes vs. Brunettes (BvB), at 1 pm Saturday. Ticket purchases, boosters and tailgate events providing funding for the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley.
BvB is a volunteer-driven event that raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, for services and programs, and for education about Alzheimer’s disease. Two teams of women – divided to reflect the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes – will compete in a flag football game in support of those dealing with this devastating disease. Coaches, announcers, cheerleaders will provide on-field entertainment. Leading up to game day, the two teams are participating in a social events and “tailgate parties” to increase awareness. Although for a very serious cause, the emphasis is fun.
Event sponsors include the Beechmont Tavern and Optimum Window Manufacturing. Tailgate party hosts include Family Britches, Chappaqua; Catherine H, Katonah; and David Yurman at The Westchester. Donations and other contributors include Mac-It, Mary & Martha, Nino Bossi, BJs, Costco and Party City.
Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s epidemic. About 13 million women are either living with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone who has it. To learn about local programs and services, call 800-272-3900. The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter provides assistance in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's®. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.