The Judy Fund honors fathers and grandfathers.
Dear Family and Friends,

Father's Day is always a special time for us at The Judy Fund but especially so this year. Marshall M. Gelfand, the patriarch of our family, celebrated his 90th birthday in 2018. Our father's commitment to the cause is as strong today as it was in 2003, when he established The Judy Fund in loving memory of our mother Judy Gelfand.

Your Father's Day gift to The Judy Fund honors Judy while paying tribute to my father's dedication to end this disease for future generations. Thank you!
Women leading the fight against Alzheimer's disease gather at A Reason to Hope. Left to right: Donna McCullough, Blaire Kaplan, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, Kathryn Croskrey, Laurie Burrows Grad, Pam Montana, Marcia Gay Harden, Jackie Kouri, Breena Gold, Kristen Bonnington.
Women inspiring women in Los Angeles: A Reason to Hope Luncheon raises funds for the fight
Since two-thirds of Americans living with Alzheimer's are women, we are at the epicenter of the crisis. A REASON TO HOPE, the Alzheimer's Association's inaugural women's luncheon, focused on the critical need to change the course of the greatest public health challenge of our time. Together with Dr. Maria Carrillo, Chief Science Officer at the Alzheimer's Association, Marcia Gay Harden, Academy and Tony Award-Winning actress, and Pam Montana, Early-Stage Advisor for the Association, guests took action to support the Alzheimer's Association Southland programs and services including:
  • 24/7 Help Line (1.800.272.3900)
  • Education classes
  • Family care consultations
  • Early-Stage programs
  • Online tools
  • Seed money for research grants
  • Caregiver support groups
On May 10 at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills A Reason to Hope brought together 150 women who inspire, including Alzheimer's Champion Maria Shriver and Chair of The Judy Fund Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns.
In her remarks at the luncheon, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns noted, "Up until the past 36 months, there has been no strategic, integrated, funding plan for women's brain research and Alzheimer's disease anywhere in the world. Here at the Alzheimer's Association, Dr. Maria Carrillo and her team are actively engaged in changing that paradigm. By building a direct investment pipeline through the Women's Alzheimer's Research Initiative (WARI), scientists are now actually funded to answer these base questions that will unlock the questions about women and Alzheimer's disease."

We are proud to share that A REASON TO HOPE raised $160K to support the vision of the Alzheimer's Association — a world without Alzheimer's. To see more photos, please visit The Judy Fund on Facebook.
Ambassadors lead the contingent of advocates who turn Capitol Hill purple to advance the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
2018 Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum kicks off in Washington, D.C.
Many of the 507 leaders who comprise the Alzheimer's Association's Ambassadors, a program developed and supported by The Judy Fund, are attending this important annual event which begins June 17 in our nation's capital. Thanks to the Alzheimer's Association, its advocacy arm, the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM), its dedicated nationwide network of advocates, and the generosity of donors like you, Congress has increased our nation's investment in the fight against this disease. Following three years of historic funding increases, today Congress has approved and presidents have signed into law increases in Alzheimer's research funding at the NIH that have brought the level of investment to $1.9 billion. Still, leading researchers say a greater investment is needed. Both public and private resources are needed to provide care and support for all affected by this disease and to step up the pace of research. Forum is the place where Ambassadors connect with one another, engage with lawmakers and staff, and work together to advance the fight against this disease.
Members of the extended Ozer family gather as members of our New York Walk team.
The Judy Fund hits its stride for Walk to End Alzheimer's®
In 2017 over 550 people participated in The Judy Fund National Walk Team. The effort spanned 16 states, 25 cities and 27 teams, raising $56,000 in support of Alzheimer's research and advocacy. Sammys across the country helped raise over $22,000 of that goal. Every step walked as a team strengthens our mission, every step brings us even closer to achieving our goal. We hope you will join our continued efforts in 2018! Visit The Judy Fund National Walk Team page to start or join a team:
Sammy Sandcastles 2K17 was one of many events held by Sigma Alpha Mu chapters nationwide this year.
Sigma Alpha Mu marks another successful year
In addition to its amazing success as part of The Judy Fund National Walk Team, Marshall M. Gelfand's beloved fraternity continues to pour its heart and creativity into other fundraising efforts for The Judy Fund. Here are just a few of the philanthropic events held by the men of Sigma Alpha Mu during the 2017-18 academic year to benefit the cause:
*Denotes fundraising totals were not available at the time of publication

"Pie A Sammy"
Chapter: Delta Omega
School: Rochester Institute of Technology
Date: October 18, 2017
Raised: $130.00

"Jacks 4 Judy"
Chapter: Epsilon Omicron
School: SUNY Purchase
Date: October 28, 2017
Raised: $138.86

Event: "Sammy Sandcastles 2K17"
Chapter: Gamma Rho
School: University of California — San Diego
Date: October 28, 2017*

"2018 Miss Fleur de Lis Pageant"
Chapter: Delta Zeta
School: Florida International University
Date: November 17, 2017
Raised: $8,000.00

Event: "Latkepalooza"
Chapter: Epsilon Nu
School: University of Connecticut
Date: November 29, 2017*

Event: "Sigma Alpha Zoo"
Chapter: Beta Gamma
School: University of Arizona
Date: December 1, 2017
Raised: $2,323.65

Event: "Sammy Sand Volleyball Tournament"
Chapter: Gamma Phi
School: Arizona State University
Date: March 26, 2018*

Event: "Sigma Alpha Zoo"
Chapter: Sigma Chi
School: University of Maryland
Date: May 1, 2018
Raised: $227.00

Thank you to every Sammy who participated in these events. These young men represent the spirit of engagement and philanthropy that is needed to build the Alzheimer's movement for the future.
Happy Father's Day from the Gelfand family and The Judy Fund!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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