Everett Aquasox Raise Awareness #4MOM to #EndALZ

Husky outfielder Braden Bishop honors his mother each time he take the field, writing on his forearm

Photo by Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times Husky outfielder Braden Bishop honors his mother each time he take the field, writing on his forearm “4MOM.” Bishop’s mother has early onset Alzheimer illness. This Sunday at Arizona, players from both teams will honor Braden’s mother, and their own mothers, by writing the same sentiment on their own arms.

Everett outfielder Braden Bishop started the #4MOM movement while playing for the University of Washington. Now, he and his new team are raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease by hosting a #4MOM event on August 19, during their game against the Spokane Indians.

Bishop began the #4MOM movement after his mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s to increase awareness and funding to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  At the game, he will also encourage fans to join his Walk to End Alzheimer’s #4MOM team walking on October 3, in Snohomish County.

Fans can purchase half-priced tickets by wearing purple or saying #4MOM at the ticket booth.  Players on both the Everett and Spokane teams will be wearing “#4MOM” on their athletic tape, shoes, hats and other gear to raise awareness and support for the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association will host a booth with information about the disease and the Association. Fans can make donations and contribute to a flower wall behind home plate on the main concourse.

WHEN/WHERE: 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, Everett Memorial Stadium

MEDIA CONTACT: Rachel Turner, Alzheimer’s Association, rturner@alz.org, 206.549.8644

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

The Everett AquaSox are a Class A, short-season, minor-league affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The AquaSox begin a home series against the Spokane Indians at 7:05 p.m. Monday, August 17, at Everett Memorial Stadium. Tickets are on sale at www.aquasox.com/tickets and in the front office at 3802 Broadway in Everett.

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