An all-girl game of flag football on Roosevelt Island on Saturday will pit blondes against brunettes to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association of New York City.
The third annual Powder Puff Charity football match is raising funds to battle Alzheimer's, a progressive, fatal disease that is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
Organizers said a half-million New Yorkers either have the disease or care for someone who does.
"A lot of people think of Alzheimer's as an old person's disease, but our parents' generation is next and then it's going to be us," said Liz Johnson, a member of Team Blonde. "And it's really, I think, our responsibility, our generation's responsibility to make a difference, do what we can to find a cure for future generations."
The game starts at noon Saturday at Roosevelt Island's Octagon Field and tickets are $25.