The Judy Fund is a labor of love.
Gertrude Jaffe and her daughter, Judy Jaffe Gelfand.
Dear Family and Friends,

The Judy Fund has always been rooted in love. Marshall M. Gelfand founded The Judy Fund in honor of Judy Gelfand, the beloved wife, mother and friend we lost to Alzheimer's, just as Judy's own mother died of the disease. To honor Judy and her mother, Gertrude Jaffe, and all the women around the world living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer's, The Judy Fund is taking action. Thanks to donors like you, together we have done so much to advance research and advocacy efforts. We are a force to be reckoned with. But our fight is far from over. Today, two-thirds of the people in the United States over 65 living with Alzheimer's disease are women. On Valentine's Day, let's recommit ourselves to end this disease that steals our loved ones from us.
Bill Gates shares personal connection to Alzheimer's disease
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who recently announced that his father is living with Alzheimer's disease, is using his brain power and his financial resources to find a cure. As part of the "Brain Power" series on TODAY, special anchor Maria Shriver — a longtime friend of The Judy Fund — interviewed Bill Gates about his $100 million investment in Alzheimer's research and why this cause is personal to both of them. Watch the video.
(l-r): The Freunds, Joyce (third from right) and Henry (fourth from left) with their children and grandchildren.
Donor Spotlight: The Freund Family
Henry and Joyce Freund and their family are longtime supporters of The Judy Fund and were among the original donors when the fund was created in 2003. "We have known the Gelfand family for many years. We loved Judy and thought she was a fabulous person," says Joyce. "We believe in the work of The Judy Fund and want to support the growing community of people impacted by Alzheimer's disease." Joyce and Henry's daughter, Nancy Cremo, mirrors her parents' philanthropic spirit. "My parents are deeply involved in providing opportunities for others through their charitable work," Nancy says. "Their generosity for a wide range of causes — from Alzheimer's to after-school programs — has inspired me to help others in any way that I can. It is a meaningful legacy."
2018 is set to be a critical year in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
The Judy Fund has participated in the AIM Alzheimer's Association Forum in Washington, D.C. since our founding in 2003. Our movement recently celebrated the passage and enactment of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act of 2017, and late last year both chambers of Congress passed a significant funding increase which, if enacted, would achieve record funding levels for Alzheimer's research. In addition to our recent victories we are seeing growing bipartisan support for other priority pieces of legislation like the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) and our newest priority, the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act. Both aim to improve care and support for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias, and both need our continued efforts to ensure their passage. You can help by joining The Judy Fund in Washington, D.C. and showing your support in person. Register today.
I hope you're surrounded by love this Valentine's Day — and always. I also hope that this Valentine's Day, you'll consider a gift to The Judy Fund in honor of someone you love dearly. Together, we can end Alzheimer's for the next generation.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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