Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football tackles Alzheimer's disease

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Young Valley women are going head-to-head to tackle Alzheimer's — along with an age old rivalry — in a Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game this Saturday, April 25.

Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. at Phoenix Community College. Tickets are available at the gate for $10 per person ages 12 and older.

All proceeds from the game will benefit The Alzheimer's Association. Participants want to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease among a new generation and help raise funds for research, care and support.

The Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game raised over $23,000 for local programs, services and research in 2014. The initiative has raised $32,322 this year already. 

Alzheimer's disease is a growing epidemic and is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation. There are over 120,000 Arizonans living with Alzheimer's, and almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women. 

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and the game starts at 7 p.m. Red heads are free agents in the game, so don't let your hair color hold you back from playing for a good cause.

For more information on the game, go to www.bvbphoenix.org or call 602-528-0545.

For more information about The Alzheimer's Association, visit www.alz.org/dsw.
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