… And on Saturday, May 12th, they still have a football game to play at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. CaringKind is an NYC based charitable organization, providing resources and aid to victims of Alzheimer’s and dementia. While the cause is admirable, the competitive nature of the fundraising  efforts of TackleALZ sets the event apart from most.

The two teams, composed of as many participants as a professional football organization, have been raising money from sponsors in a far more transparent manner than the traditional sense. Drafts were executed, practices were held – filmed, and broadcasted across social media, the passion of the athletes became immediately clear. The last 3 months have taught the “BruCrew” and the “Blondetourage” as much about camaraderie as philanthropy.

30 years of experience have unquestionably put CaringKind in a unique position to host and manage such an enormous event. TackleALZ is an innovative concept one would expect from the leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. Tickets for the game are available HERE, as well as methods to donate.

According to a study performed last year by the Alzheimer’s Association, published in the Washington Post, African Americans develop the progressive disease at a higher rate than any other ethnic group. We are nearly twice as likely as Caucasians to develop the disease or any other form of dementia. Not only that, Blacks are less likely to be diagnosed when dealing with the onsets of Alzheimer’s and dementia when compared to whites. Funding the organizations with relevant approaches to tackling the diseases is the most proactive stance one can take.