BvB Dallas is a young-professionals organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease research and care. Each year, the organization hosts a powder-puff football game as a fundraiser and a personal way for Dallas philanthropists to raise awareness, funds, and support to help eradicate this terrible disease. Founded in 2008 by a group of young professional women, BvB Dallas is a way to honor and remember loved ones who suffered or are suffering from Alzheimer’s and related diseases. BvB Dallas is the most successful participating city on and off the field, raising over $4.2 Million and recruiting over 1,200 volunteers in 11 years.
Game-Day is set for Saturday, August 10th at The Cotton Bowl in Fair Park. BvB Dallas has set a lofty fundraising goal of $650,000.00 for 2019, and we cannot do this without your help! Every donation, both large and small, makes a difference in helping us reach our fundraising goal by Game Day. Interested in a sponsorship? Have a partnership idea? We’d love to hear from you! Email Sponsorship@BvBDallas for more info. Thank you for helping us #TackleALZ™!
UNT Health Science Center
BvB is excited to announce a new beneficiary in UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Our funds will support research investigating hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. This study will examine the hypothesis that HBOT reverses brain deficits associated with Alzheimer’s disease by reducing neuroinflammation, boosting antioxidant defenses, and improving synaptic health.
Center for Brain Health
BvB will be 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. BvB’s contribution will also support additional programming that the Center for BrainHealth offers targeted education for caregivers, community workshops, and professional seminars that are delivered throughout the community for a broader impact.
BvB will continue our partnership with UT Southwestern, 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. We are also supporting a groundbreaking new research study to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease by using focused ultrasound. This study could potentially be used to deliver therapeutic agents directly to the brain by temporarily opening the blood-brain barrier.
For a second year, BvB will support two programs at The Senior Source. Through the Senior Companion Program, specially trained volunteers are placed in the homes of older adults to provide personal assistance as well as respite care for the family caregiver. The Caregiver Support Program provides assistance through professional expertise and supportive counseling to help caregivers through the challenges they face in caring for aging loved ones. This program pays particular attention to issues of caregiver stress and burnout. Additionally, the Caregiver Support Program delivers education by hosting seminars in Dallas and Collin Counties.