Fundraising with Meredith Riddle Chastang
My grandmother, Nonnie, was the smartest person I have ever known. She was valedictorian of her high school class, graduated from college and never lost a game of bridge, dominoes or gin. Nonnie’s dementia became noticeable about seven years ago, and thus began my relationship with this disease. Shortly after the diagnosis, I co-founded a young professional’s powder puff football fundraiser called Blondes vs. Brunettes (BvB) benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association’s Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter. It has now raised over $2 million dollars and spread to dozens of Alzheimer’s Associations nationwide. But, most importantly, it has brought awareness of this seemingly “old” disease to a “younger” audience. I think Coach would be proud. I know Nonnie was.
Nonnie passed away in May 2013. And, although my grandmother’s body outlived her mind, her incredibly strong character and amazing legacy continue to fuel my fight to find a cure.
I am honored to be on the DKR Legacy Council and thank you for your support.
Meredith is the National Accounts Director at CultureMap in Houston, Austin and Dallas. Following graduation from the University of Texas with a BS in Advertising, she moved to New York City and joined Teen People magazine’s advertising department. Three years later, Meredith joined Track Entertainment, an entertainment marketing agency. After five years in New York, she returned home to work for PaperCity Magazine as the Director of Marketing and Special Events.
She is the co-founder of Houston’s Alzheimer's Association's Blondes vs. Brunettes (“BVB”) Powder Puff Football Game, serves on the national Alzheimer’s Association’s BVB Advisory Board, and is a member of the Texas State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease Implementation Committee. Meredith currently lives in her hometown of Houston with her husband, Patrick Chastang.
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