Our mission

A family foundation helping families

Founded in 2018 by NASCAR Driver Ryan Blaney and his family, the Ryan Blaney Family Foundationis a registered 501(c)3 based in North Carolina. The Ryan Blaney Family Foundation is dedicated to raising brain health awareness and resources to support people and families that are dealing with an Alzheimer’s disease or concussion diagnosis.

What’s New

Check out the foundation’s latest impact & other news

6 Sep


Ryan Blaney “Fund-A-Fellow” Fellows Graduate from UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program

Salisbury, NC – The Ryan Blaney Family Foundation created the “Fund-A-Fellow” program in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Concussion Program in 2021. Through this initiative, the RBFF provided funding for two postdoctoral fellows to join the Concussion Program in August 2021. The two fellows included Bindal Makwana Mehmel, PhD, and Ted Albrecht, PsyD. Dr. Mehmel joined the program after earning her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Idaho State University and completed an APA-accredited internship at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in 2021. Her clinical and research interests include examining tools utilized in the […]

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6 Jul


Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes U.S. FDA Traditional Approval of Leqembi: Full Details

The Alzheimer’s Association celebrates today’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) action to grant traditional approval of Leqembi®...

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1 Jul


NASCAR Driver Ryan Blaney Donates $50,000 to Alzheimer’s Association

NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney and the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation presented a $50,000 check to the Alzheimer’s Association today to help...

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Our Inspiration

About the foundation

The Blaneys are no strangers to brain health issues. Alzheimer’s Disease was forever burned into the Blaney’s minds’ after losing family patriarch, Lou Blaney, to the disease. While Lou was a legendary racecar driver, he was most importantly a devoted family man deeply loved and respected by his family. Proceeding his death from Alzheimer’s, the Blaney’s have become passionate about helping fight the awful disease that affects an estimated 6.7 million people in the United States and 50 million people worldwide.

Contact Us

PO Box 1875,
Concord, NC 28026


Join the Blaney Bunch Fan Club

The Ryan Blaney Foundation is bringing back that old school Fan Club feel by creating the Blaney Bunch! The Blaney Family is a tight-knit group, and we love to extend that to our Blaney Bunch Members! Click here for more information on how to join the family!