Playfully called “Blondes vs. Brunettes,” this third party, volunteer-driven event was founded by Ryan Triplette and Sara Allen Abbott in Washington, DC in 2005 to help tackle Alzheimer’s. More than 10 million Baby Boomers will develop Alzheimer’s in the coming years. It is the 6th leading cause of death and a rising percentage of people are being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in their 30’s and 40’s.
Now in their seventh year, they have sparked other Alzheimer’s affiliated young professional groups around the country – such as Houston, Dallas, Austin, Columbus, Chicago, Buffalo, and Kansas City – to host their own games. Together over $1 million has been donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, just as the event is about to launch nationally later this year.
A goal of $125,000 has been set for the 2011 game. Players for this year’s tumble of the tresses include women leaders from a wide variety of professions, all with an unmatched dedication, passion, and spirit to make the impossible, possible.
To help them reach that goal, or for tickets and more info, please go to blondesvsbrunettes.org
Watch the highlights from the game here: