“My grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when I was 11 years old and passed away last summer after a 14 year battle with the disease. I watched my grandfather, the love of her life, take care of her until her last day. I am using my brain to be an advocate and voice of a younger generation of people affected by Alzheimer’s. I am a participant in Blondes vs. Brunettes NYC, a women’s flag football league created to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. I am driven by so many unique and talented women who share the same heavy heart and dedication to Alzheimer’s disease as I do, to honor not only my grandmother, but all grandmothers and all grandfathers, all mothers and all fathers, and all families affected by this disease.”