The Judy Fund honors the men who have impacted our lives.
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Dear Family and Friends,

June is the season of weddings, graduations … and Father's Day. The Judy Fund wishes a happy Father's Day to all of the fathers and men who have influenced and shaped our lives. This Father's Day, three generations lovingly remember our father and founder of The Judy Fund, Marshall Gelfand, and celebrate a life well lived. His unrelenting determination to change the course of Alzheimer's and dedication to protecting future generations from the disease has made a lasting difference in the lives of millions of families, and his legacy will outlive us all.

Your generous gifts continue to help advance an initiative that Marshall was in continued support of: the Alzheimer's Ambassador Program, which recruits and trains volunteers to maintain year-round conversations with their elected officials, educating them on issues and holding them accountable to their commitments to people affected by dementia. These advocate leaders play a critical role in inspiring legislators to make Alzheimer's a national priority and take bold action in the fight to end the disease.

On May 16-18 more than 200 passionate Ambassadors gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) Advocacy Forum, the nation's premier Alzheimer's disease advocacy event. They traveled to the U.S. capital to learn about Alzheimer's, create dialogue about the disease, train to deliver key policy messages to lawmakers, and celebrate advocacy victories, including $289 million increase in funding for Alzheimer's and other dementia research and $25 million for BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act. Thanks to your support of The Judy Fund, these dedicated advocates continue to raise their voices in the halls of Congress to further our efforts to advance public policies that will rewrite the future of this devastating disease.

June is also the time when we join with the Alzheimer's Association to participate in Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, a global initiative to raise awareness, encourage action and create dialogue about Alzheimer's and other dementias. This month, the Alzheimer's Association is asking people around the world to wear purple, the color of the Alzheimer's movement, and use their brains to fight Alzheimer's disease. "Go purple" during June and share your photo on social media with #ENDALZ to help elevate the urgency around defeating Alzheimer's disease. Please take this opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer's, share your story and take action.

Thank you, as always, for the many ways you support The Judy Fund and the fight against Alzheimer's, from participating in Walk to End Alzheimer's®, advocating on Capitol Hill or donating to the cause. We are immensely grateful, and could not do this work without you!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund

Your donation will strengthen our efforts to advance Alzheimer's care, support and research. From face-to-face support to online education programs and promising global research initiatives, your gift makes a difference in the lives of all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias in your community and across the world. Thank you for your continued support.
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