The Judy Fund invites you to walk with us this fall.
Join a Judy Fund Walk team in a city near you!
Dear Family and Friends,

The past several weeks have been filled with activity for The Judy Fund, from meeting with Alzheimer's scientists and Women's Alzheimer's Research Initiative (WARI) donors at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC) 2017 in London … to establishing The Judy Fund Walk to End Alzheimer's teams across the country, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City.

The Judy Fund is participating in the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research because we know that when we work together, we can change the trajectory of this disease. Please read more below about how you can join us on a Walk team this fall, and lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor.
We had so many friends and family members turn out for The Judy Fund team in Santa Monica in 2016. Please join us in your home town this year!
Join The Judy Fund Walk Team to change the trajectory of Alzheimer's disease
The Judy Fund is excited to be participating again in Walk to End Alzheimer's®, and we invite you to join us on our teams at Walks across the country, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. Please join a Judy Fund team in your home town, or we can help you start one there! Friends of The Judy Fund nationwide who participate will make an impact on our commitment and partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. Every step walked as a team strengthens our mission, and every stride brings us even closer to achieving our goal. Our fundraising goal is $50,000, and we need your help to make it happen! Join our national team or make a donation today.
Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton, and 2017 Jerome H. Stone Award recipient Mikey Hoag.
Mikey Hoag receives the 2017 Jerome H. Stone Award for her outstanding leadership in the fight against Alzheimer's
At AAIC, Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns recognized the work of distinguished Alzheimer's researchers, as well as tomorrow's leaders who are just beginning their career. Michaela "Mikey" Hoag was recognized with the Jerome H. Stone Philanthropy Award for Alzheimer's Research. This award, named in honor of the Alzheimer's Association's founding chair and honorary president, honors the world's top philanthropists for actively engaging in changing the course of the disease with their generous commitment to Alzheimer's research. Five years ago, Mikey launched Part the Cloud — a movement to accelerate scientific progress in Alzheimer's research by funding the most promising studies. This novel initiative funds earlier stage clinical studies to help accelerate the transition of findings from the laboratory into possible therapies. Part the Cloud bridges an important gap by supporting promising research ideas that often stall due to lack of funding. Since 2012, Part the Cloud has generated more than $20 million in funding for Alzheimer's research, making it possible for the Alzheimer's Association to award 23 additional research grants during this time. Congratulations and thank you, Mikey, for the incredible impact you have had and will continue to have in this fight!
Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns poses with Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D., University of Arizona, at AAIC 2017 in London. Dr. Brinton's research, one of nine SAGA studies made possible by your generous support of The Judy Fund, seeks to determine whether the loss of estrogen in mid-life promotes Alzheimer's disease in women who have a genetic risk factor for dementia.
The Judy Fund explores the latest discoveries at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference
The Judy Fund is proud to support emerging research which seeks to understand why women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer's disease. Support from The Judy Fund is critical to the funding of nine 2017 Sex and Gender in Alzheimer's (SAGA) grants to address gaps in our understanding of how biological sex and related genetic, lifestyle and societal factors may impact vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease, including the groundbreaking work of Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton of the University of Arizona. The results of her study could clarify how hormonal factors and APOE-e4 may interact to promote brain changes associated with Alzheimer's. A better understanding of these early mechanisms could inform the development of novel methods for preventing or treating Alzheimer's disease. To learn more about all the research presented at AAIC, please visit AAIC's breaking news page.
WARI donors who attended AAIC 2017 participated in a roundtable discussion with Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns.
Held annually in July, the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC®) is the premier gathering of the global dementia research community, this year welcoming more than 5,000 attendees from 68 countries to the site of the 2017 conference in London. AAIC is also a can't-miss annual event for philanthropists who share these scientists' dedication, providing exclusive opportunities to meet with some of the most renowned dementia researchers in the world. Intimate luncheons, roundtable discussions, dinners and receptions enable wide-ranging, invigorating conversations with scientists. This year, WARI donors enjoyed one-on-one meetings and heard firsthand about the tangible difference their gifts are making in the field and in the lives of affected families. They also connected with fellow philanthropists who understand the challenges of Alzheimer's and the urgency of achieving effective treatment and prevention.
Enjoy these final days of summer, and I hope to see you on a team for The Judy Fund in Los Angeles, Chicago or New York City this fall!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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