Join us in raising awareness and inspiring action
At the Palm Springs Art Museum's Walk of Stars, Dean Gelfand, Marshall M. Gelfand, Elizabeth Gelfand and Todd Gelfand
"Our father has taught us many lessons, the most important of which is how to love and be loved." –Elizabeth
Dear Family and Friends,

June is the season of weddings, graduations … and Father's Day. The Gelfand family would like to wish all fathers and especially the founder of The Judy Fund, our father, Marshall M. Gelfand, a very happy Father's Day.

It means so much to our father that the tradition of philanthropy he began in loving tribute to our mother, Judy, continues to inspire multiple generations of family and friends to help all those confronted by Alzheimer's disease. Together we have raised and invested more than $8 million dollars for Alzheimer's research, and with your continued help, The Judy Fund will reach our goal of $10 million by 2020.

June is also the time when we join with the Alzheimer's Association to participate in Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Please take this opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer's, share your story and take action.
Join the movement to end this disease
Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer's, a disease that is often misunderstood. And everyone can play a part in learning and sharing the facts about Alzheimer's:
  • Alzheimer's is fatal. It kills more than breast and prostate cancer combined.
  • Alzheimer's is not normal aging. It's a progressive brain disease without any cure.
  • Alzheimer's is more than memory loss. It appears through a variety of signs and symptoms.
Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month is a special opportunity to learn and share the facts about this global movement to raise awareness, encourage action and create dialogue about Alzheimer's and other dementias. Together we can:
  • Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
  • Go purple — the color of Alzheimer's awareness — on Facebook, Twitter and more!
  • Honor those facing the disease by participating in the Alzheimer's Association The Longest Day on June 21. Sign up or donate at
Start now. Select your activity at
On June 21, stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer's disease
The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. On June 21, thousands of participants from across the world will come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The success of The Judy Fund's LA Marathon Team is a great example of how easy it is to turn any fun activity you love — whether it's a hike, a yoga class, a party, you name it — into an opportunity to #ENDALZ. Support our runners for The Longest Day or start an activity to help us outshine the darkness of Alzheimer's.
 (L-R): Summit League's Jackie Hester, John Ottoboni, Senior Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer for Santa Clara University, the event's emcee, Laura Garcia, of media partner, NBC Bay Area, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, Summit League's Marianna Samson and Summit League president, Jo Ariko.
The Judy Fund joins with Summit League to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's
We were honored to attend the Summit League's biennial fundraising event, "A Day in the Garden with Friends" last month. This year, Summit League set their sights on our mutual interest to end Alzheimer's for future generations. As a guest speaker, Chair of The Judy Fund, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, was invited to present, "On My Mind," based on her personal journey with Alzheimer's disease as an advocate, daughter, granddaughter and caregiver. Summit League generously supports The Judy Fund and our commitment to help advance research that explores the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer's on women living with and caring for the disease around the world. Proceeds from the event supported The Hearts and Minds Activity Center, a local San Jose model for respite care and support. We were proud to join guests and speakers in such dynamic conversation about the systemic toll of Alzheimer's and support united efforts to assist those affected across communities. Learn more.
During the month of June, there is so much we can celebrate, so much we can learn and so much we can do to fight this disease. Thank you, as always, for all you do to support The Judy Fund.

Happy Father's Day!
Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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Your donation will strengthen our efforts to advance Alzheimer's care, support and research. From face-to-face support to online education programs and promising global research initiatives, your gift makes a difference in the lives of all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias in your community and across the world. Thank you for your continued support.
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