BvB Dallas is a powder-puff football game and fundraiser hosted for a day of fun, fellowship, philanthropy and enjoyment as a way of raising money for Alzheimer’s Disease research and awareness. Founded by sisters whose father was afflicted by Alzheimer’s, BvB is a personal way for young professionals across the country to raise awareness, funds and support to TACKLE ALZHEIMER’STM FOREVER. BvB Dallas has been the most successful game on and off the field, raising more than $3.5 million and recruiting over 1,000 volunteers for the cause.
With your help, BvB Dallas has been able to raise over $3.5 Million Dollars for Alzheimer’s research and care in North Texas over the past 9 years. But it’s not enough. A staggering 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease today, which will cost the nation over $236 BILLION in 2016 alone. Your donation to BvB Dallas will go directly to those living with Alzheimer’s, and those fighting to find a cure.
Baylor AT&T Memory Center:
Beyond the vast array of medical issues that Alzheimer’s disease creates, immense social, emotional, financial, and legal barriers are present for patients and their caretakers. BvB Dallas will fund an on-site Care and Support Specialist to help families navigate these complex concerns through disease education, caregiver skills training, and financial planning.
Center for BrainHealth:
BvB Dallas is providing funding for The Discovery Group, a strength-based program aiming to optimize the abilities of individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. BvB’s funding will also help expand the program to create and pilot targeted education for caregivers, community workshops, and professional seminars that can be replicated throughout the community for a broader impact.
We are funding the Clinical Neuropsychology Alzheimer’s Fellowship, an intensive two-year program which provides an opportunity to rapidly develop expertise in the differential diagnosis and treatment of dementia. The BvB Fellow will be involved in cutting edge research related to risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s, factors that affect disease progression, and study of novel treatments, with the goal of advancing the science of this devastating disease.
Center for Vital Longevity:
Our contribution will support research aiming to understand the signs of healthy aging compared to that of early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Using a variety of brain scanning techniques, their team of scientists will investigate the idea that changes in the aging brain, such as iron accumulation, and changes in patterns of brain function, may signal a risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.