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Flag football game to benefit Alzheimer's Association

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Dozens of ladies will take the football field in a unique game to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

The 4th annual Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game is Saturday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. at Keva Sports Center in Middleton. The two teams are divided by hair color, but united in their efforts to raise money for and awareness about people living with Alzheimer's Disease.

Leading the teams this year are captains Tiffany Yapp and Lizze Gernon, who appeared on Wake Up Wisconsin Wednesday to talk about the game. Tiffany started the games in Madison in honor of her grandmother. “My Grandma is currently fighting Alzheimer’s disease and watching how this disease can dismantle families, livelihoods and completely change their personalities fuels my fire to raise money and awareness,” says Yapp.

Gernon, meanwhile, works for Brookdale Senior Living Solutions. “My job can be extremely rewarding while being extremely heartbreaking. The residents I care for become my friends and their families become my family. I play for them - my friends, my family. I urge everyone to join us on May 7th to help us raise awareness for this devastating disease."

You can help by checking out the game or donating to the cause. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on-site. 100% of funds raised on game day will benefit the care, support, advocacy and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or Blondes vs. Brunettes, go to alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

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