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Learn how individual families support the work of the Alzheimer’s Association and help further Alzheimer's research, care, treatment and prevention.

The du Pont Family Fund

Natalie du Pont Edmonds Fair established the du Pont Family fund in 2014 in honor of her father, George Phippen Edmonds Jr, who has Alzheimer's disease. The fund works to support the Alzheimer's Association by raising awareness of the disease and funding research, prevention, and caregiver support. It is our goal to help prevent future generations of our family and friends from being stricken by Alzheimer's

Visit the du Pont Family Fund website

The Judy Fund

The Judy Fund has raised over $5 million. Over 1,600 active donors have sponsored 12 research projects.

Donate now to The Judy Fund.

Visit The Judy Fund website and read a personal message from Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns.

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Marshall Gelfand and his family established The Judy Fund in 2003 in memory of his wife, Judy Gelfand. The fund works to support the Alzheimer's Association and to help prevent this disease from striking future generations. Through the generosity of families, friends, business colleagues and corporations, The Judy Fund has raised over $5 million in support of the research, care and advocacy efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.


Read The Judy Fund 2014 newsletter.

Judy Fund Salon Series

Mind & Heart — Keeping Your Brain and Heart Healthy



The Judy Fund Salon Series - The Judy Fund has begun a series of salons that gather together people with the intent to increase knowledge and insight on brain health research and Alzheimer's disease prevention.  Through stimulating conversation, these professional speakers and leaders in the field of Alzheimer's disease, share their wisdom and expertise with donors and friends of the Alzheimer's Association and The Judy Fund.


Reflections on The Longest Day

As part of The Longest Day, I felt connected with all teams and their members. I felt connected to the movement of people who are coming together to create change. I felt connected with all daughters who have lost their mothers to Alzheimer's. Read more.


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Support from The Judy Fund has sponsored 12 research projects to pursue answers to important scientific questions about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, strategies for prevention and detection, and the best approaches to treatment and care.


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Read a summary of the research sponsored by The Judy Fund and learn more about how some of these grants are impacting the Alzheimer research field.

Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, M.D., Ph.D
William Jagust, M.D.
Edward H. Koo, M.D.
Bruce T. Lamb, Ph.D.
George Perry, Ph.D.
Philip Sloane, M.D., M.P.H.


As Alzheimer's disease threatens to bankrupt families, businesses and our healthcare system, scientists are coming closer to finding better treatments that could drastically alter the course of the disease.

Alzheimer's advocates speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s and their families, and help persuade Congress to increase funding for research.


Marshall Gelfand with his three children Dean Gelfand, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns and Todd Gelfand -- all advocates for the Alzheimer's Association and this disease

The Judy Fund recognizes advocacy as a critical area where funds and strategic efforts are needed to increase federal dollars for research and to advance important legislative policies for families living with Alzheimer’s.

Learn more about advocacy and the Alzheimer's Association.

Take action! Sign up to be an Alzheimer's advocate.

How you can help

Please join the Gelfand family in their efforts to advance the mission and vision of the Alzheimer's Association. Your gift will help create a world without Alzheimer's disease.

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