The Judy Fund is walking in Nashville and New York City!
Our Santa Monica team, fired up and ready to go!
Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you to our amazing family and friends who walked and donated to The Judy Fund Walk to End Alzheimer's teams in Santa Monica and Chicago on September 24! What a great kick off to our first-ever National Walk team – and what a wonderful time we had raising funds and awareness in the fight against this disease.

With over $41K raised, The Judy Fund has met 83% of our $50,000 goal to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. But we're relying on supporters of The Judy Fund in Nashville and New York City to bring us over the finish line!

Please enjoy the photos from our West Coast and Midwest Walk teams (see more on our Facebook page), and please register today to join us in New York City on October 28. Our Nashville Walk has concluded, but the fundraising continues! If you'd like to help but aren't able to join us on one of our Walk teams, you can make a donation to our Nashville or New York City team today.
Thank you, Senator Ben Allen, for joining us at Tongva Park!
The Judy Fund team makes an impact at Walk to End Alzheimer's Santa Monica.
We were honored to welcome Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), who rallied the crowd before the event began. As a freshman state senator, Allen distinguished himself immediately as a champion for Californians living with Alzheimer's disease and the family members and friends who care for them. Allen introduced Senate Bill 613, a measure signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown in 2015, requiring an update to California's outdated physician guidelines for Alzheimer's disease management. The legislation was a response to the fact that 55% of patients affected by Alzheimer's or other dementias had not been informed of their diagnosis by a doctor. Thank you, Ben, for supporting the cause.
The Judy Fund Walk to End Alzheimer's Chicago team brought in over $7,000!
The Judy Fund team rallies at Walk to End Alzheimer's Chicago.
David Berry met Judy Gelfand when he roomed with her son, Dean Gelfand, in college. "Judy was an incredibly generous and loving person – a mother, wife, grandmother and friend. She had a charisma and power of personality that made her a force to be reckoned with. There is not a soul that knew Judy that would not tell you she had a positive impact on their life," David says. Today, David's mother, Annette, is living with Alzheimer's disease, making him doubly motivated to lead our Chicago team for The Judy Fund Walk to End Alzheimer's. Thank you, David!
Congratulations to UT Austin's Sigma Theta for getting the job done!
The Judy Fund team inspires the next generation at SAM chapters nationwide.
The Judy Fund is grateful for the hard work and support of the 20 Sigma Alpha Mu chapters who have joined The Judy Fund National Walk Team. They include The University of Texas at Austin's Sigma Theta, which raised $5,560 at their walk on October 1st, Sigma Alpha Mu UIC Gamma Epsilon, who raised $2,406 in Chicago, Sigma Alpha Mu- UConn's Epsilon Nu, who participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Greater Hartford Area, and Beta Iota's Sammys at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who surpassed their goal of $2,000 even before their Dane County Walk on October 8 — truly inspiring. Thank you and congratulations to all of these fine young men!
As you can see, it's so important – and so much fun – to be part of The Judy Fund Walk to Alzheimer's teams. If you can't join us on a Walk team, you can support us by making a donation, for which we will be most appreciative. Happy autumn!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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