Fall 2015: Spotlight on women

The Judy Fund
Dear Friends and Family,

In Greek mythology, the beautiful Titan Mnemosyne symbolized the power of memory. In fact, today's term, "mnemonics" or "the art of memory" is derived from her name. Imagine how significant her role was, in an age before written history, when sagas and lore were the only means to share knowledge from the past with generations of the future. Mnemosyne was the mother of the nine Muses — a central and powerful female figure — a goddess of time.

Today, Mnemosyne may also represent the treacherous loss of power that a disease like Alzheimer's wreaks on women around the world. While women are disproportionately affected by this disease they also have the ability to transform this disease. That is our underlying theme for this special edition of The Judy Fund newsletter. I encourage you to read about all that you have helped The Judy Fund accomplish as well as exciting new activities are underway right now.

In this newsletter:
  1. Women's Alzheimer's Research Initiative.
  2. The Alzheimer's Association and Maria Shriver challenge women to Wipe Out Alzheimer's.
  3. "Still Alice" keeps Alzheimer's disease in the spotlight.
  4. Remembering Judy.
  5. Incredible donor profiles.
  6. …and so much more!
I believe the goddess Mnemosyne would be very pleased with the work of The Judy Fund, as we stand here today, 11 years strong, having raised and funded over $5.5 million in the battle against Alzheimer's disease, making The Judy Fund the fastest growing family fund in the history of the Alzheimer's Association.
Please enjoy this special edition and happy travels!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
The Alzheimer's Association is the 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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