Your support continues to advance research on women and Alzheimer's.
Dear Family and Friends,

Thanksgiving is a time to connect with family and friends, and The Judy Fund considers you to be both! We are grateful for your commitment to the Gelfand family's fight against Alzheimer's disease in honor of our mother, Judy. Thanks to your generous support, so much is happening! The Fall 2019 Judy Fund newsletter is a great way to catch up on the major accomplishments you've helped us achieve over the past year. Here are a few more that occurred after the newsletter went to press:
Dr. Paola Gilsanz will explore rich and diverse data sets from more than 300,000 patients.
Dr. Paola Gilsanz will explore rich and diverse data sets from more than 300,000 patients.
The Judy Fund sponsors its 15th Women's Alzheimer's Research Initiative grant
Nearly two-thirds of the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's are women. This disparity cannot be fully explained by women's greater longevity relative to men. The Judy Fund is sponsoring its 15th Alzheimer's Association grant as part of the Women's Alzheimer's Research Initiative. Dr. Paola Gilsanz, Sc.D., of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research in Oakland, CA, will use her award to study social and biological factors that may influence the disparity in cognitive decline and dementia between males and females. Using resources and historical data collected from over 300,000 members of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California healthcare delivery system, Dr. Gilsanz and colleagues will explore how factors such as education, occupation, blood pressure and more may influence risk for cognitive decline and dementia. Results from the study could inform future intervention strategies to reduce the risk of dementia for women and men alike. Learn more.

(l-r), Mindy Henderson, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns and Dr. Heather Snyder engage in discussion.
The Judy Fund drives the conversation about Alzheimer's
Thank you to YPO for giving The Judy Fund the opportunity to join in conversation about "What We Can All Be Doing About Alzheimer's." Dr. Heather Snyder of the Alzheimer's Association led the panel, held October 22 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles.

Spirits and fundraising were high at all of our Walks, including the Westside Walk!
The Judy Fund National Walk Team exceeds its $50K goal

The Judy Fund National Walk Team has raised $65,434 and counting, exceeding our overall goal of $50K by the end of 2019! If you'd like to support The Judy Fund, you can make a gift to our Westside Walk team through December 31, 2019! A big THANK YOU goes out to all of our teams, with special thanks to our Top 10 Fundraising Teams:

The Judy Fund Team at the Westside Walk

Judy's Angels

Texas Sammy


Judy Fund team ATL

Sigma Alpha Mu - Sigma Zeta Chapter

Judy's Crew

Sigma Alpha Mu - UVA

Team Judy

Sigma Alpha Mu Emory

Thank you also to our Top 10 Participants:
Dean Sampson

Robert Stearns

Todd Gelfand

Myles Goldman

Julie Parrow

Todd Kamelhar

Stacy Brown Garley

Sigma Alpha Mu Delta Beta

Max Eigen

Davis Parrow

On behalf of everyone at The Judy Fund, thank you for your commitment to end this disease. Together, we are leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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