Powderpuff game raises money for Alzheimer's
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Dozens of Capital Region women are recovering this morning after hitting the field hard in the annual Blondes Versus Brunettes Fundraiser at Saratoga Springs High School. The event raised money to support the Alzheimer's Association and their programs in the Capital Region.
The money from the event will benefit the car, support, and research efforts of the Association. One out of eight Americans has Alzheimer's disease, and according to experts, it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
Event organizers said that their mom serves as their inspiration to raise awareness.
"When I see her, and she doesn't know my name, that just says to me the importance of finding a cure, and just getting rid of this disease. It's awful," said Jody McQuiston, event organizer.
Another organizer added, "It's becoming more and more recognized as a deadly and terrible disease by the government. They've had legislation that has been passed and everything, and we do our part to help. And if everyone does a little bit, it helps even more."
The Blondes Versus Brunettes Fundraiser was started in 2005 by a group of women in Washington, D.C. Last year, the group in the Capital Region raised over $25,000.
To learn more about the Alzheimer's Association, or to donate to the cause, visit www.alz.org.