Marshall Gelfand and his family established The Judy Fund in 2003 in memory of his wife, Judy Gelfand. The fund works to support the Alzheimer's Association and to help prevent this disease from striking future generations. Through the generosity of families, friends, business colleagues and corporations, The Judy Fund has raised more than $4.8 million in support of the research, care and advocacy efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Reflections on The Longest Day
As part of The Longest Day, I felt connected with all teams and their members. I felt connected to the movement of people who are coming together to create change. I felt connected with all daughters who have lost their mothers to Alzheimer's. Read more.
Support from The Judy Fund has enabled nine teams of researchers to pursue answers to important scientific questions about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, strategies for prevention and detection, and the best approaches to treatment and care.
As Alzheimer's disease threatens to bankrupt families, businesses and our healthcare system, scientists are coming closer to finding better treatments that could drastically alter the course of the disease.
Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns & Marshall Gelfand
Alzheimer's advocates speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s and their families, and help persuade Congress to increase funding for research. The Judy Fund recognizes advocacy as a critical area where funds and strategic efforts are needed to increase federal dollars for research and to advance important legislative policies for families living with Alzheimer’s.
Learn more about advocacy and the Alzheimer's Association.
The Gelfand family is a member of the Zenith Society, a group of passionate and dedicated donors representing the highest level of giving at the Alzheimer's Association.
Contact for fund: Claudine Larocque Alzheimer's Association Phone: 312.335.5717 Email: email@example.com
The Vidinsky Family Fund
The Vidinsky Family Fund, "Remember the Future," was created in honor of the 2005 Alzheimer’s Association Silver Anniversary and is dedicated to the Vidinsky children and grandchildren. Funds raised through "Remember the Future" support the Alzheimer’s Association Public Policy efforts in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the federal government's commitment on: 1) increasing Alzheimer research, 2) expanding diagnosis and care planning, and 3) developing and funding a coordinated strategic plan to address Alzheimer’s disease as a national health priority. Please join the Vidinsky family in supporting these vital public policy priorities.