Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/9/23 – From Press Release
The 11th annual Play for the As event will be held at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA on Saturday April 29th. This event was founded in 2013 and fully supports families in our local area who provide care to loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys thinking and memory skills. It is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. (now affecting over 6 million Americans) and the 3rd leading cause of death among older people (behind only heart disease and cancer).
During the event’s first 10 years, PFAs has raised over $133,000 to support caregivers whose lives are turned “upside down” by the demands of 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year care of their loved one. PFAs works directly with The Community’s Foundation (home office in Springfield PA) to allocate financial resources to families in our area who show a financial need for funding, and we have received countless, heartwarming thanks from these families for the support we have been able to provide through these efforts.
This year’s event features 4 varsity HS games:
10:00 am – Springfield-Delco vs. Owen J. Roberts
12:00 pm – Ridley vs. Kingsway Regional (NJ)
2:00 pm – Ridley vs. Chichester (women’s)
4:00 pm – Strath Haven vs. Avon Grove
This year’s event is an especially important one, as PFSa is currently providing ongoing support to a growing number of area families, and with the cost of services and other personal health care essentials continuing to rise, the resources are dwindling! For those that wish to contribute to the effort, secure donations can be made directly to PFAs through TCF at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/PlayfortheAs
With the cost of home care continuing to rise, please consider a donation to PFAs that will help us continue to provide for families seeking assistance.
For those that wish to support PFAs through program sponsorship, attached to this email is our annual request for program sponsorship. Please consider a full or half page ad for this year’s program, and please share this info with those who may be interested in supporting our effort in this way. Camera ready program ads can be sent to this email address, and payment can be made directly to PFAs through our secure link at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/PFAs_Sponsor_link