Hi friends and family,
Thanks to Cheryl Hall at The Dallas Morning News, the story of how BvB Dallas came to be will live on long after I hang up my cleats. (2017)
12 years and $5 million dollars later, we are 200 participants strong in the DFW metroplex. We are supporting 4 amazing beneficiaries this year (UT Southwestern Medical Center, The Senior Source, UNT Health Science Center, and the Center for BrainHealth), volunteering at retirement facilities and leaning on each other when we lose a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease. We are the strongest and largest group of type-A, millennial women and men in Dallas doing what we can to tackle this disease forever.
But what we don’t have is a cure. Even over the past 12 years, Alzheimer’s is still the 6th leading cause of death in the US—and the only one without prevention or a cure. There just isn’t enough money.
The National Institute of Health spends over $6 Billion a year on cancer research, over $4 Billion on heart disease research and over $3 Billion on HIV/AIDS research. But it spends only $480 Million on Alzheimer's research. (for the record, I’m not saying we shouldn’t spend money on cancer, heart disease and AIDS…)
This is the dilemma we face. And if you’ve witnessed Alzheimer’s disease first hand, you understand the need for the funds, for the research and for the cure.
This year I am hoping to raise $3,500 by Game Day, a very attainable goal considering you have already helped me raise over $50,000 personally over the past 12 years. And I think it’s a very achievable goal—and one that goes a long way to Tackling Alzheimer’s Disease in my lifetime.