February 2015

The Judy Fund

Dear Friends and Family,

Maria Shriver, Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Sandy Oltz, Lisa Genova, Dr. Maria Carrillo,
Pam Koffler — these are some of the amazing women behind "Still Alice," a movie that gives us a rare window into living with Alzheimer's disease. Oscar nominee Moore is Dr. Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor who receives a diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer's and must navigate the disease with the support of her family. By giving a frank and open portrayal of just how devastating Alzheimer's is to a person's emotional and physical well-being; family and career; and all other facets of life, our hope is "Still Alice" will move more people to join the fight against Alzheimer's.

Still Alice "…I started working with one of our producers, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, who headed The Judy Fund and told me about her experiences with her mother and grandmother. The National Alzheimer's Association also set me up to do Skype calls with women who have been diagnosed with what they call Younger-Onset or Early-Onset [Alzheimer's], who had all been diagnosed within a few years, and I talked to them about their experiences."

— Julianne Moore, commenting on her preparation for the role of Alice Howland in "Still Alice". Julianne Moore and 'Still Alice' costars feel the effects of Alzheimer's Disease, Jan. 21, 2015
"Still Alice" trailer Facebook page
Rollout Schedule "Next Avenue" blog
Julianne Moore interview Kristen Stewart interview
Sandy Oltz interview Judy Fund recognized
"Still Alice" Movie Page
Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity Raises $47,774 in No Shave November for The Judy Fund
This past November, for the first time, the men of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity put away their razors in order to grow facial hair, awareness and funds to end Alzheimer's disease. The Fraternity has adopted No Shave November as its signature fundraising event for The Judy Fund at the Alzheimer's Association, its national charity of choice since 2005. Chapters across the nation participated and procured donations via a team page at Crowdrise, an online fundraising website. Some members took to social media to showcase their quote-unquote beards and moustaches. Many of them claim to have been inspired by this video starring Judy Fund founder Marshall Gelfand and his grandsons, all of whom are Sammies.
Clearly the men of ΣΑΜ take every part of their commitment to "Having fun, doing good, ending Alzheimer's!" very seriously.

2015 is shaping up to be a big year for raising awareness about Alzheimer's disease and bringing it across so many different platforms. We are continually grateful for your support of The Judy Fund and look forward to the time when this terrible disease is demolished.

Stay tuned, there are so many more wins to come!

No Shave November Poster
Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease®.

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