Final day of our Giving Challenge!
As Mother's Day approaches, Judy's legacy shines brightly: Two generations of women; mothers and their daughters committed to fighting this disease for the next generation and the generations to follow.

Dear Family and Friends,

When Mother's Day draws near, we miss my mom and grandmother the most.

But we know they would be proud of all that The Judy Fund is doing to end the disease that stole them from our family too soon. And none of our work would be possible without the continued support of wonderful donors like you. And we have so much to share with you this month!
Make your gift by midnight tonight!
If you've already donated to this first-ever campaign, thank you! If not, today is the last day to give. Your support of The Judy Fund $20,000 Giving Challenge will help us continue to invest in efforts to:
Thank you to Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, our Team Captain Suzanne Doss, and the Alzheimer's Association CA Southland Chapter for helping us make our team for The Longest Day such a success!
Congratulations to The Judy Fund Team for The Longest Day
Results are in for The Judy Fund's first-ever LA Marathon Team, and all we can say is wow! Led by staff from Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, LLC and joined by friends and family, we lined up on race day with a 26-person team. And our numbers in fundraising are just as impressive: As of today, we've raised $21,878 in support of The Judy Fund and The Longest Day®! That puts us currently at #7 in the Top 50 Alzheimer's Association Teams fundraising for The Longest Day nationwide! While the Marathon is over, fundraising for The Longest Day is still going strong: Visit our team page to see which members are currently atop the leaderboard, and support your favorite runner with a donation!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns with Representative David Trone of Maryland at the Alzheimer's Ambassadors luncheon.
Alzheimer's Impact Movement Advocacy Forum Recap
The Judy Fund was delighted to attend the 2019 Alzheimer's Impact Movement Advocacy Forum and especially to address the Alzheimer's Ambassadors Luncheon, a group which The Judy Fund has played a significant role in funding over the years. It was an honor to introduce Representative David Trone of Maryland as one of our Alzheimer's Champions in Congress and to speak to a packed room of Ambassadors about why we lead the fight against this disease. Sharing the story of the making of "Still Alice" reminds us of how far we have come since that ground-breaking film in 2014 and yet how far we still have to go in this fight. Our Ambassadors and all 1,200 advocates gathered in Washington, DC took advantage of the rest of Forum to network and strategize about the four latest federal policy priorities of the Alzheimer's Association:
  • Advocating for an additional $350 million for Alzheimer's research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Pushing for full funding of the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act to implement measures including awareness of the need for regular cognitive testing along with other preventative care.
  • Seeking cosponsors for the Increasing HOPE for Alzheimer's Act a new bill to educate clinicians on Alzheimer's and dementia care clinic services available through Medicare to help people with the disease and their caregivers get on the right path after diagnosis
  • Asking members of Congress to co-sponsor the bipartisan Younger-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Act of 2019, which would open up access to programs under the Older Americans Act under the age of 60 which currently not available to those living with younger-onset Alzheimer's.
Samuel Morris and Christopher Reichert did an amazing job representing Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity at Forum.
Sigma Alpha Mu joins The Judy Fund in Washington, D.C.
The Judy Fund was delighted to welcome top fundraisers from Sigma Alpha Mu to join us at the AIM Advocacy Forum. Sam Morris and Chris Reichert, Delta Beta Chapter, heard from top scientists, Alzheimer's Association Celebrity Champions, actress Ashley Williams and actress and author Kate Mulgrew. Addressing the 1,200 advocates gathered in Washington, D.C., John Funderburk, Senior Director of Advocacy for the Alzheimer's Association and Senior Field Director for AIM, recognized The Judy Fund and our Sammys. "The Ambassadors program began more than 9 years ago, and one of the factors was the vision of one of our great advocates, Elizabeth Gelfand Sterns. Elizabeth is chair of The Judy Fund, and her vision and dedication for the Ambassador program helped create and grow the program over this last nine years. She's here today with a few of the Sammys, members of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. Since naming The Judy Fund as their national charity partner in 2005, Sigma Alpha Mu has raised over $600,000, contributing greatly to The Judy Fund's current fundraising total of over $8 million." Sam and Chris also had the opportunity to learn about federal policy priorities, receive training in advocacy and meet with their congressional representatives to tell their personal stories of why they fight Alzheimer's. Congratulations again, gentlemen! What a wonderful moment for The Judy Fund and Sigma Alpha Mu. Thank you for helping make it possible.

This is just the start. We have much more we need to do together to end this terrible disease. But with all of us working together, especially with the leadership of The Judy Fund, we know we can get there. I will be grateful for your gift to The Judy Fund today.
Happy Spring!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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