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Dear Family and Friends,

The Judy Fund hopes that your holidays were filled with joy and that 2019 brings you health and happiness. The new year got off to a promising start with the news that on the last day of 2018, the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act was signed into law. Thank you to The Judy Fund Ambassadors for their work with the Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) to champion this legislation that will help the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and their 16 million caregivers face this disease. Here's to more success in the fight against Alzheimer's in 2019!
More than half of the 115th Congress — 58 Senators and 256 Representatives — cosponsored the bill
The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act is now law
Today more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and by 2050 this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million. Alzheimer's is the most expensive disease in the country, costing an estimated $277 billion — including $186 billion in direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid — in 2018. The passage of the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act is an important step to address the growing Alzheimer's public health crisis. It will establish Alzheimer's Centers of Excellence in communities around the country to expand and promote effective Alzheimer's interventions, and issue funding to state and local public health departments to promote cognitive health, risk reduction, early detection and diagnosis, and the needs of caregivers. Critically, the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act will also increase collection, analysis and timely reporting of data on cognitive decline and caregiving to inform future public health actions. Read an interview about The Judy Fund's role in advancing BOLD.
NEW! Announcing The Judy Fund team for The Longest Day
Join our team at the LA Marathon to turn race day into an Alzheimer's fundraiser
The Longest Day brings thousands of participants from across the world together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through an activity of their choice. This year, Suzanne Doss of Gelfand, Rennert, & Feldman, LLC., has started an LA Marathon team for The Judy Fund to participate in The Longest Day and raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Judy Fund Longest Day team is already 30 members strong and comprised of both full- and half-marathon runners. A few final spots on the team are available, so if you are a runner, join us at the LA Marathon in March 2019 to stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer's together. Sign up.
Registration is now open
Alzheimer's Association AIM Advocacy Forum 2019 to be held March 31-April 2 in Washington, D.C.
The 2019 Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) Forum is the premier advocacy event for the Alzheimer's community. Attend to learn about the progress being made because of advocacy for new federal investments — and the work that is still to be done. Join The Judy Fund and top fundraisers from Sigma Alpha Mu at the Marriott Wardman Park for advocacy training, coordination and preparation for the final day of the Forum, which concludes with visits to Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff members. Register.
Happy New Year!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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