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.
Center for BrainHealth:
BvB will continue funding The Discovery Group, a strength-based program aiming to optimize the abilities of individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. BvB’s 2018 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.
BvB will continue our partnership with UT Southwestern through 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.
The Senior Source:
BvB is excited to announce a new beneficiary in The Senior Source. Our funding will support programs within the agency that directly serve older adults with dementia. This includes the Senior Companion Program, which places specially trained volunteers in the homes of older adults to provide personal assistance as well as respite care for the family caregiver. We will also provide funding for the Guardianship Program, in which The Senior Source serves as court appointed guardian to manage the medical, personal, and financial affairs of vulnerable elderly individuals. Lastly, funding will be allocated to the Caregiver Support Program, which provides expertise, counseling, and resources to family caregivers
The Alzheimer’s Association:
BvB is pleased to award a grant to the Alzheimer’s Association to fund expanded outreach to diverse and lower income areas of South Dallas and adjacent neighborhoods where there may be higher rates of Alzheimer’s disease and an abundant need for assistance. Our support will allow for an increase of care and support services through information and resources, care consultations, education, early stage services, safety services and health care system engagement.