Fall fundraising update from The Judy Fund.
The Judy Fund Founder Marshall M. Gelfand with members of Sigma Alpha Mu.
Dear Family and Friends,

As summer turns to fall, we gratefully acknowledge all our generous donors who support The Judy Fund's work to raise and grant funds for Alzheimer's research and advocacy. We could not do this without you! With a new school year and a new Walk to End Alzheimer's® season underway, we would like to take a moment to recognize the young men of Sigma Alpha Mu who have designated The Judy Fund as their charity of choice. Our father, Marshall M. Gelfand, is still close to several of his Sammy brothers from Syracuse University, and we are grateful for all the people, past and present, who make ΣAM special.
At their annual convention, Sigma Alpha Mu recognized individual Sammys for top achievements in philanthropy.
Sammys exceed $660,000 raised for The Judy Fund
Sigma Alpha Mu recently held its annual convention at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, and several members received awards for going the extra mile to raise funds and awareness for The Judy Fund's work to advance Alzheimer's research and advocacy.

The Sammys celebrated over $92,000 in funds raised during the 2018-2019 academic year, including:
  • Over $33,500 raised during individual philanthropy activities on campus
  • Over $28,500 in gifts given during No Shave November
  • $29,881 in donations to support The Judy Fund National Walk Team. Eighteen chapters are already registered to participate on our National Walk Team at their local walk this fall!
Top Overall Participation
University of Alabama Tau Chapter
Sammys from Tau participated in 100% of philanthropy efforts last year!

Top Overall Fundraising Chapter
University of Wisconsin, Madison Beta Iota Chapter
Beta Iota raised a whopping $17,270!

Most Significant Growth
University of Minnesota Chapter
This Sammy chapter is on the rise, with $7,432 additional funds raised during the 2018-2019 school year than in 2017-2018!

Top Fundraising Chapter, Walk to End Alzheimer's
University of Texas, Austin Sigma Theta Chapter
This is Team Texas Sammy's second year as a Top SAM team. Together, its walkers raised $6,213!

Top Fundraising Chapter, No Shave November
University of Wisconsin, Madison Beta Iota Chapter
No Shave November has raised over $163,000 since its launch in 2014, and last fall Beta Iota raised $15,697!

Top Fundraising Individual, No Shave November
Jake Ward, University of Wisconsin, Madison Beta Iota Chapter
Jake raised $1,765 during No Shave November!
The Westside Walk team honors The Judy Fund in our hometown of Santa Monica.
Join The Judy Fund National Walk Team!
The Judy Fund National Walk Team is now 30 teams strong! With 28% of our national goal achieved, we're off to a great start. We have raised $13,993 — and counting — toward our overall goal of $50K by the end of 2019. Help us continue the momentum! Please join us on a team in a city near you, or let us help you start one. We are proud to kick off the season September 22 at the Westside Walk. Click here to join or donate to support our Westside Walk team. To date, 183 participants have started or joined teams representing The Judy Fund in 30 cities across 20 states, including Bloomington (September 15) headed up by our leading Sammy team from Sigma Zeta, the Twin Cities (September 28), and Nashville (October 26). Register for one of our teams today to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association! For more information, visit alz.org/judyfundwalks.
Can diet and exercise change the brain?
NIA awards $47 million to U.S. POINTER ancillary study
The U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded $47 million to the University of California, Berkeley, to incorporate advanced brain imaging into the Alzheimer's Association U.S. POINTER clinical trial. U.S. POINTER is investigating whether exercise, nutrition and other lifestyle changes can protect memory in people at risk of developing dementia. "This groundbreaking project is an unparalleled examination of how lifestyle 'therapies' may change our brain in ways that are related to Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and overall brain health," says Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer of the Alzheimer's Association. Learn more.
As you can see, every gift to The Judy Fund makes a difference in our fight against Alzheimer's. With your continued support, together we will end this disease.

Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund
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