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Elizabeth Lauten was born and bred in eastern North Carolina, and is currently a Press Secretary on Capitol Hill as well as a media consultant at Audeamus Communications in Washington, D.C., developing communications plans for clients ranging from political campaigns to TV show pilots. When she’s not busy working her 9-5, Elizabeth can be found volunteering for the Junior League of Washington or shopping along the streets of Georgetown or working at the local Lilly Pulitzer store, Pink Palm.

Recap: Blondes Vs. Brunettes In D.C Raises $110,000 For Alzheimer’s Association

Check presented to the Alzheimer’s Association
(Photo Credit: Heather Darazs)

The 8th annual Blondes vs. Brunettes took place in Washington, D.C. Saturday at George Washington University’s Mount Vernon Athletic Field, where for the second year running the Brunettes bested the blondes 14-8, moving them to 7-1 in the series.

But this game wasn’t really about winners and losers, it was all about raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association and the BvB DC team did just that, hauling in over $110,000 this year!

The BvB tradition began back in 2005, here in our nation’s capital, and now takes place in 22 cities nationwide  as Blondes and Brunettes annually face off  in powderpuff football games aimed to “tackle Alzheimer’s disease” — a disease of the brain and the most common form of dementia, destroying brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “there are as many as 5.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and in 2050, that number is projected to reach a staggering 16 million.”

Now in its eighth year, BvB games across the country have raised more than $2 million combined for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Blondes vs Brunettes 2012
(Photo Credit: Heather Darazs)

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