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 $2.3 million and recruiting over 1,000 volunteers for the cause.
With your help, BvB Dallas has been able to raise over $2.3 Million Dollars for Alzheimer’s research and care in North Texas over the past 8 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.
BvB Dallas will be funding research with the goal of developing a blood or urine screen to detect Alzheimer’s vulnerability years before symptoms occur.
Findings from the Center for BrainHealth’s 2014 study, partially funded by BvB Dallas, suggest that strategy-based cognitive training may have a far-reaching impact on improving cognitive function for those with mild cognitive impairment, often labeled as the precursor for Alzheimer’s disease. Due to the successes from this initial study, BvB is funding Phase 2 of this study in 2016 by adding brain stimulation and advanced brain imaging.
BvB Dallas is funding a Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship for the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center.