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UPDATE: Area women "tackle" Alzheimer's disease

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MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- A group of women are tackling a deadly disease in a unique way.

The South Central Wisconsin Chapter for the Alzheimer's Association hosted Wisconsin's first-ever Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game.

The Blondes vs. Brunettes game is a volunteer-driven event that has two teams of women, dived by hair color, competing in a flag football game to help end Alzheimer's. This is the first year for the game in this area, but the game has been played in other parts of the country.

"This is a new, nationwide event for the Alzheimer's Association really trying to capture that Alzheimer's disease affects women two-thirds more [often] than men," says organizer Kari Paterson.

The group raised more than $10,000 at Sunday's game.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- More than five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and this weekend area ladies will go head to head to tackle the disease in a powderpuff flag football game in Middleton.

The South Central Wisconsin Chapter for the Alzheimer's association is hoping to raise awareness and funds in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. The local chapter is holding a Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game on Sunday, May 5 at Middleton High School. Gates will open at 11 a.m. and kickoff is at noon. Tickets for the game are $10. 

The Blondes vs. Brunettes game is a volunteer-driven event that has two teams of women, dived by hair color, competing in a flag football game to help end Alzheimer's. This is the first year for the game in this area, but the game has been played in other parts of the country.

If you'd like more information you can check out the local chapter's website.

27 News producer Tiffany Yapp is participating on the blonde team. If you'd like to donate, her fundraising page can be found here.

Kari Paterson and Emily Hilker, with the South Central Wisconsin Chapter for the Alzheimer's Association, and Haley Boyle, a volunteer with the association, joined us on 27 News at 5 on Friday to talk about the event.

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