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Dear Family and Friends,

Alzheimer's disease doesn't just affect the person living with the disease. It affects the whole family. And for The Judy Fund, the fastest-growing family fund at the Alzheimer's Association, the fight against this disease has always been inspired by love. Today, The Judy Fund is grateful to have the continued generous support of so many in our families — and so many friends who feel like family! Thank you for your gift today to advance research to end this disease and the burden it places on generations of families here and around the world.
The extended Ozer family gathers at the Manhattan Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 28, 2017. Top L to R: Ivy Ozer, Michael Korten, Tess Korten, Scott Schweber, Tracey Schweber, Marisa Ozer, Jennifer Korten, Jeffrey Ozer holding Leo Ozer. Bottom L to R: Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, Ellie Ozer, Sydney Schweber, Grace Korten.
Donor Spotlight: The Ozer Family
For many families, "second cousins once removed" describes distant relatives. But the second and even third generations of the Ozer and Gelfand families couldn't be closer. The story begins with sisters Rose Glazer and Gertrude Glazer (great aunt and grandmother of Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns) who later married and became Rose Goldstein and Gertrude Jaffe. Rose and Gertrude and their husbands lived on the same floor of the Woodrow Wilson apartment building in Forest Hills, Queens. Growing up down the hall from one another, the couples' daughters, Marsha Goldstein and Judy Jaffe — both only children — were like sisters. Marshall M. Gelfand says, "Not only was Marsha Ozer Judy Gelfand's cousin, they were best friends as well." Later in life, Marsha married Marty Ozer, and Judy married Marshall M. Gelfand. Today, Marsha and Marty's children — Ivy, Tracey, Jennifer and Jeffrey — and Judy and Marshall's children — Todd, Elizabeth and Dean — carry forward the legacy of mutual love and support between the families. Tracey Schweber was a co-chair of The Judy Fund Mind&Heart NYC, and the extended Ozer family supported The Judy Fund National Walk Team at the Manhattan Walk on October 28, 2017. Tracey explains that the Ozer family participates in Walk to End Alzheimer's to support the Gelfands and to show their admiration for the way Judy's family "stepped up" for her when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The Ozers also walk, Tracey notes, to keep Judy's memory alive for the generations of Ozers who didn't have the opportunity to know her personally. "We all came together on that spectacular, gorgeous day and told stories about Judy," Tracey says. Walking side-by-side across the Brooklyn Bridge, the next generation continues the tradition of deep connection and support established by Marsha & Judy so many years ago.
Sammys shooting hoops at the "Sigma Zeta Ball at the Hall 2017" at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN. Photo courtesy of Kelby Dolan, SAM National.
Sigma Alpha Mu Bracket Challenge benefits The Judy Fund
The philanthropy of Sigma Alpha Mu has raised over $500,000 since the Sammys selected The Judy Fund as their charity of choice, and the men of ΣΑΜ are known for their creative fundraisers on our behalf. This month, March Madness is the theme for a national fundraising competition among chapters. SAM chapters will earn points based on their bracket selections on and raise funds by engaging friends and family using Mobile Cause. Whether it's a viewing party for the First Four, a basketball game against another organization on campus, a generous donation from a family member, or even a taco night — Sammys are using their creativity to #ENDALZ, and you can too!
I wish you and your family all the best, and I thank you again for being such an important part of The Judy Fund family.

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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