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1 Apr

April Newsletter

2024 is going to be a busy year with YRB as the reigning NASCAR Cup Series Champion! We’re excited to announce new partnerships this year along with new programs and initiatives. Strap in and hang on tight for a wild ride! Pickle for a Purpose For our largest fundraiser this year, we’re hitting the pickleball courts at Rally Pickleball in Charlotte, NC, and we’re going to Pickle for a Purpose! Starting with a for-fun tournament, the top 4 teams will then play against 4 celebrity teams to see who’s really got game. Once all games have been played, an after […]

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29 Mar

Congress Passes Bill Making Major Investments in Alzheimer’s

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7 Mar

RBFF Welcomes Newest Fellow in UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program

The Ryan Blaney Family Foundation welcomes Dr. Nacona Bunker to the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. The RBFF started their “Fund-A-Fellow” program to fund the training of fellows at the world-renowned UPMC Concussion Clinic. Upon completion of the 2-year program, these doctors will move on to other practices throughout the country, thereby eliminating the need for all patients to travel to Pittsburgh, PA for treatment. It is our way of helping to get expert concussion care to more people throughout the United States.     Dr. Bunker joined the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program as a postdoctoral fellow in September 2023. […]

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12 Jan

Ryan Blaney Family Foundation’s 2023 Recap

2023 was an exciting year for the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation. Not only did Ryan win the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Championship, but the RBFF made a huge impact in the lives of those with Alzheimer’s and Concussion, along with their local communities. The RBFF raised roughly $175,000 in 2023. From fundraisers to generous donations, the funds raised allowed the foundation to do great work. Their Topgolf fundraiser raised a total of $130,000 with $80,000 given to the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program in part of the foundation’s Fund-A-Fellow program. The Fund-A-Fellow program helps to fund the education of Fellows […]

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12 Dec

What Does The Ryan Blaney Family Foundation Do?

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4 Dec

Patton High School Raises Over $1000 For Ryan Blaney Family Foundation

Patton High School located in Morgantown, NC, held an Alzheimer’s Awareness night in conjunction with the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation on Thursday, November 30th, during their boy’s and girl’s varsity basketball games. When boy’s head coach, Dennis Brittain, reached out regarding an Alzheimer’s night, we were eager to be a part of it. Community events such as these have been on our on radar for some time, as we’re hoping to attend more events such as these to get word out in different communities about the two brain health causes that mean so much to us. Patton High sold 50/50 […]

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4 Dec

Runs In The Family

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4 Dec

Ryan Blaney Wins 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Championship

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9 Nov

RBFF Visits Phoenix Memory Care Center to Deliver Smile Boxes

The Ryan Blaney Family Foundation visited the memory care facility, BridgeWater at Avondale in Avondale, AZ, prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race. The RBFF stopped by to visit with the residents during their Friday Happy Hour! BridgeWater kicks off their weekend by having a Happy Hour, full of fun, dancing and socialization! Some members from the RBFF got to enjoy the party with the residents. Most importantly, the RBFF dropped off Smile Boxes for all 23 of the memory care residents. Smile Boxes are a RBFF program that provides boxes full of comfort items for Alzheimer’s and other […]

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19 Oct

Alzheimer’s Association Applauds CMS Decision to Cover PET Imaging for Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis

A valuable Alzheimer’s disease diagnostic tool will now be more accessible across the country thanks to a policy change today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Alzheimer’s Association applauds CMS for taking action to expand coverage of brain amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. In issuing its new policy, CMS said the specific details of the coverage will be made by the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). The Alzheimer’s Association urges the MACs to quickly implement broad and equitable coverage for all Medicare beneficiaries.

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