Alzheimer's Association Blondes vs. Brunettes® is a volunteer event driven by young women that brings the passion and spirit of community leaders together to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The event is an organized flag football game in which the two teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes. Funds raised at Blondes vs. Brunettes events benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. .
Beginning in the fall of 2005, Blondes vs. Brunettes was organized by a group of professional women, led by Sara Abbott, in Washington, D.C. Her sister, Kate Stukenberg, soon expanded the game to Texas. The founders of the event have a personal connection to Alzheimer’s and designed the event to drive awareness among a younger audience while raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Since the inaugural game in Washington, D.C., the event has grown to more than 40 cities, raising more than $5 million and bringing thousands of new supporters to the cause.
The funds raised through Blondes vs. Brunettes benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. We strive to:
- Help families across the country by continuing to provide and enhance programs focusing on education and support.
- Advance critical research studies into methods of treatment, prevention and ultimately, a cure.
- Speak up for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s through our public policy initiatives.
Take the first step today by registering to play or volunteer. Once you register, you will have access to a wide range of tools and support through your Participant Center, ensuring a rewarding experience that will help you succeed in the fight to end Alzheimer’s!