Bachelorette auction raises money for Alzheimer’s
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Some of Buffalo's most beautiful and hard-working women hit the catwalk, all in an effort to "tackle" Alzheimer's disease.
A handful of women strutted their stuff on stage in Statler City as part of a bachelorette auction Friday night.
The event was a kickoff party for the fourth annual Blondes vs. Brunettes - a powder-puff football game between the rival hair colors.
Winning bids included date packages, such as Bills and Sabres tickets, skydiving trips and gift certificates. The highest bid of the night was $4,000.
In the end, organizers said it's all about raising awareness and putting an end to Alzheimer's.
"In Western New York alone, over 55,000 people are affected by this disease,” said Tracey Callisto, the co-chair of Blondes vs. Brunettes. “And, it's the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S."
Last year's event raised $58,000 for respite care and research for the disease.
The Blondes vs. Brunettes football game takes place Sept. 15 at Sweet Home High School.