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 $2.8 million and recruiting over 1,000 volunteers for the cause.
With your help, BvB Dallas has been able to raise over $2.8 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.
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 Support Specialist at Baylor AT&T Memory Center to help families navigate these complex concerns through disease education, caregiver skills training, and financial planning.
BvB Dallas is providing funding for The Center for BrainHealth’s Discovery Group, a strength-based program aiming to optimize the abilities of individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s disease and support their family members. This program creates and pilots targeted education for caregivers, community workshops, and professional seminars that can be replicated throughout the community for a broader impact.
For the second year, we are funding the Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship at the UT Southwestern Alzheimer’s Disease Center. This intensive two-year program, named after BvB Dallas, provides an opportunity to rapidly develop expertise in the treatment and research of this enormously complex disease.
The Center for Vital Longevity will use BvB’s donation to conduct research aiming to help us understand the brain chemistry of healthy aging compared to that of early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Using a variety of brain scanning techniques, Dr. Karen Rodrigue and her team of scientists will research the correlation that iron accumulation in the brain may have with Alzheimer’s disease.