The Judy Fund is grateful for your commitment!
Dear Family and Friends,

The start of a new year is a time to take stock of our lives, and The Judy Fund could not be more proud of your commitment to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Your generosity has yielded results that helped propel our fund to the nearly $8 million mark that we approach today. Together with your generosity, we are breaking new ground in research and advocacy, and I have never been more confident that with our continued dedication to this cause, one day we will end this terrible disease.
(l-r): The Boys of Sigma Alpha Mu — Don Rosenblit, Leonard Schaen, Gil Herer, Hubert (Hank) Schlosberg and Noel Graubart – gather at Marshall Gelfand's 90th birthday party.
Happy 90th Birthday, Marshall M. Gelfand!
The occasion of my father's 90th birthday celebration on December 19, 2017, was made that much more special by the presence of many of his Sigma Alpha Mu brothers from Syracuse University. Sammys have been raising money for The Judy Fund since 2005, when Sigma Alpha Mu made The Judy Fund its charity of choice, and Marshall M. Gelfand was instrumental in forging this effort that continues to grow in impact every year. "Few things in my life have meant more to me than Sigma Alpha Mu," Marshall once said. "I'm so proud, and I know Judy would be proud, that her philanthropic spirit inspired the entire brotherhood to rally around this important cause." Throughout the 2016-17 academic year, the men of ΣAM united on college campuses across the country in support of The Judy Fund, raising more than $65,000. The work we do together is a fine example of how fraternities and sororities can have fun and do meaningful work.
2018 Advocacy Forum dates changed to June 17-19
The 2018 Alzheimer's Association AIM Advocacy Forum has been moved to June 17-19, as Congress won't be in session during the event's original dates. AIM and the Alzheimer's Association apologize for any inconvenience but feel this change is necessary to deliver the best and most effective Advocacy Forum experience for our advocates. Learn more.
RAISE Family Caregivers Act signed into law
The Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM), of which Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns is a member, and the Alzheimer's Association are celebrating the passage of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. Signed into law on January 22 by the president, the RAISE Family Caregivers Act will address the needs of our nation's family caregivers through the development and implementation of a coordinated national strategy. Introduced in Congress by Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Representatives Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) and Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), the RAISE Family Caregivers Act will provide much needed support to family caregivers. The new law directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a national strategy to provide education and training, long-term services and supports, and financial stability and security for caregivers.
I hope that 2018 is off to a good start for you and your family, and I look forward to our continued partnership in the fight against Alzheimer's disease this year. Thank you in advance for your gift to join the leaders who fund landmark work to end this disease.

To health!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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