Why I wanted to participate in raising funds
My grandmother, Theresa Gonzales or simply, “Oma” passed away last year from her long fight with Alzheimer’s that spanned several years. I can’t even begin to explain how sweet, caring, friendly, and amazing person she was. Those memories I have of her will never be forgotten and I always felt so loved. Always making sure that if anyone came over to her house was always welcomed and left with a full stomach. Her enchiladas were the best in all of San Antonio.
This is my first year to participate in BvB. I have always wanted to help with this organization for a while. Ever since my sister Heidi Miller (now Crone) participated in it a few years back. My brother in law did as well, Phil Crone. Their experience was something that drew my initial interest into the organization. All the fundraising events + volunteering + coaching sold me on the organization. What really inspired me to join the organization was the impact this organization has made towards Alzheimer’s research.
It is quite the struggle to see someone who you care about so much not being able to remember her kids, grandchildren, and everyone around her. This depilating disease must be stopped and every single dollar that we raise towards for this organization is going to some amazing beneficiaries that are making progress towards finding a cure.
I have a personal goal of raising $3,000 for the organization before the 12th annual BvB Football game. The game will be played at the historic Cotton Bowl, and I will be a part of the coaching staff for Team Brunette aka Bru Crew. I feel blessed to be able to participate with this organization and love everything it stands for to help fundraise to fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
If you could make any kind of donation it would be greatly appreciated; every little bit counts. With every $25 donation, you will receive a ticket to the game and the after party.
Even if you can’t donate money, you could always share the post and that would help out tremendously.
Questions You Might Have
What is BvB you might ask?!?!
BvB Dallas is a young-professional organization that hosts a powder-puff football game for a day of fun, fellowship, philanthropy and enjoyment as a way of raising money for Alzheimer’s 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’s. #TackleALZ #BruCrew
Where will your donation go?It will be going DIRECTLY to those living with, effected by and/or helping to do something about! There are a total of 4 different beneficiaries each one very important in all their ways.
2019 BvB Beneficiaries:
1) Center for Brain Health:
2) 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 Caregiver Support Program, which provides expertise, counseling, and resources to family caregivers.
3) UNT Health Science Center: Funding a study investigating hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
4) UT Southwestern Medical Center: In addition to the Clinical Neuropsychology Alzheimer’s Fellowship at UT Southwestern, BvB will also be funding a groundbreaking research study to determine if focused ultrasound can be used to deliver therapeutic agents in to the brain to treat Altimeters disease.
BVB Game Event Details
EVENT DATE: AUG 10, 2019
GAME DAY: The 12th Annual BvB Dallas Powder-Puff Football Game will be held at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park on Saturday, August 10th. Kick-Off will be held at 7:30pm and the after-party will be held on the front steps of the stadium immediately following the game. We hope to see you there!
Your $25 donation or more to BvB Dallas gains your entrance to the game and after-party. There are no physical tickets. All donors' names will be held at will-call on Game Day at the stadium.