The Judy Fund applauds funding increase at the NIH
Dear Family and Friends,

We hope that 2020 will be a year of peace and health for you and your family. At The Judy Fund, we rededicate ourselves to the fight against Alzheimer's, a disease that kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. From events to research to advocacy, there are many ways for you to be engaged in the work of The Judy Fund in the year ahead.
Run with us in the fight against Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
The Judy Fund LA Marathon Team invites you to join us for The Longest Day
The Judy Fund will participate in the Alzheimer's Association's The Longest Day® by fielding a team for the 2020 LA Marathon. The LA Big 5K will take place on Saturday, March 7 and the LA Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 8. The Judy Fund team has a few full, half and 5K spots remaining, so lace up your running shoes and join us! As a participant, you will receive complimentary registration and a custom race-day singlet, as well as fundraising guidance and incentive prizes. By running on our Marathon team, you help The Judy Fund raise funds and awareness for the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Learn more.

Alzheimer's and dementia funding has now reached $2.8 billion, thanks to friends like you.
The Judy Fund celebrates $350 million federal research funding increase
Late in 2019, a $350 million increase for Alzheimer's and dementia research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year 2020 was signed into law. In addition to the research funding increase, the bill includes $10 million to implement the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act (P.L. 115-406). Alzheimer's and dementia funding has now reached $2.8 billion, a more than six-fold increase of funding since the passage of the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), legislation championed by the Alzheimer's Association. Learn more.

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns at the 2019 Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C.
We are grateful for our Alzheimer's Ambassadors
Who shares in the credit for the latest funding increase in the fight against Alzheimer's? You do. "We are incredibly grateful to Congressional champions for their support and we are proud of the relationships our advocates have built with all members of Congress to demonstrate the need for research and the impact it will have on their families and future generations," said Robert Egge, Alzheimer's Association chief public policy officer and Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) executive director. Alzheimer's Ambassadors meet with lawmakers and staff, sharing your stories and urging action, and once again your voices have been heard!

The Judy Fund has a strong presence at the nation's premier Alzheimer's disease advocacy event.
Registration for Forum is now open
Please join us March 22-24 at the 2020 Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C. Together with more than 1,200 advocates from across the country, we will advance policies to improve the lives of those affected by dementia. A block of rooms has been reserved for registered attendees at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park until Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, based on availability. For program information about the Forum, please call 202.393.7737. For registration information, call 312.335.5833 or email Ready to sign up? Register today.

Thank you, as always, for the many ways you support The Judy Fund and the fight against Alzheimer's disease. We could not do this work without you!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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