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Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers
One hundred thousand copies of Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers will be distributed throughout Oklahoma via Henderson Financial Group in late April, 2007. An original grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation enabled a planned 75,000 copies for printing and distribution in Oklahoma. The much needed additional 25,000 copies were funded by a $25,000 donation from the Forget-Me-Not Golf Classic hosted by Henderson Financial Group in October of 2006. The tournament raised funds for the Barbara Broyles Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association to be split equally between the two charities.

Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers is a practical tips guide for those providing care and support to Alzheimer's patients. Inspired by his late wife Barbara's battle with the disease, Coach Broyles developed this reference guide to help caregiver's cope with everyday challenges faced by Alzheimer's patients and their families. The Playbook is a social model, not a medical model, inspiring caregivers to do things with the patient, and not for him or her. Coach's "best advice to [caregivers] is to treasure each day and live it to the fullest. Cherish the time you spend together, and perhaps most important, love each other with the hope you find peace in knowing that it is still possible to live and love when someone you love is living with Alzheimer's disease."

Currently, the Playbook is available at all Alzheimer's Association offices across Arkansas, free of charge. Through efforts with the Oklahoma Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the Barbara Broyles' Foundation, the Forget Me Not Golf Classic was able to raise funds to help the Playbook expand into Oklahoma. 100,000 copies of the guide will be available at the Henderson offices and in the local Alzheimer's Association offices in Oklahoma, beginning in April 2007. This push is the first step in launching the Playbook nationally.

"The key to fighting this battle is awareness, and we were able to spread the message with the Forget Me Not Golf Classic. It is a wonderful platform for us to educate others. People don't understand the disease, and consequently we're not getting the funding we need to find a cure. We believe that you can find a cure for any health problem with money, awareness and support, and that's what the Forget Me Not Classic did. I'm so proud to be a part of it," said Coach Broyles. Visit www.alzheimersplaybook.com for more information and to download a copy of the Playbook.