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.
To help them reach their goal, or for tickets and more info, please go to blondesvsbrunettes.org
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The organization is dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for the disease. Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain and the most common form of dementia. It destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. There are as many as 5.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and in 2050, that number is projected to reach a staggering 16 million.