Fundraising for the CJD Foundation

Lauren and Karla Piriz

The Piriz Family Prion Disease Fundraiser

In Loving Memory of Sonia Piriz and Jose Piriz

NYPD Officer, Jose A. Piriz, passed away in 2014 from a genetic Prion Disease (Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease) at only 36 years old. His mother, Sonia, also passed away from this disease in 2006. Jose left behind a wife, and at the time of his passing, a 2 year old son.

Prion Diseases are classified as 100% fatal neurodegenerative diseases in which there is currently NO CURE or TREATMENTS AVAILABLE. There are three categories of Prion Disease: Familial, Acquired and Sporadic. Since research for this disease is extremely underfunded, it has become the Piriz Family's life mission to help fight against Prion Diseases by raising money for much needed research through the CJD Foundation Family Grants. Donations go towards the "Jose A Piriz and Sonia E. Piriz Memorial Grant" awarded by the CJD Foundation.

Please help support our cause and all those affected by this disease.  

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My Supporters

  • Sheldon Adler Last month $265.00
  • Pampered Chef December 2019 $262.50
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local Union 157 December 2019 $1,000.00
  • NYC and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters November 2019 $1,200.00
  • Giulia Laterza November 2019 $30.00
  • Howard K. Schoenfeld, Attorney at Law November 2019 $250.00
  • Julie Bedard October 2019 $200.00
  • Local Union 1556 From Local Union 1556 October 2019 $500.00
  • Eric and Barbara Marcinkiewicz October 2019 $100.00
  • Donna Buonomo You ladies do an amazing job every year. God Bless you!!❤️ October 2019 $100.00
  • Amanda Mclaughlan and Family What a wonderful thing to do each year in honor of your loved ones. I pray they will find a cure very soon. God bless. October 2019 $100.00
  • Dyna-Tech Sales Corporation October 2019 $265.00
  • Dawn Marcinkiewicz October 2019 $106.00
  • Adam Locke October 2019 $100.00
  • Christine & Michael Siglain Love from Michael, Christine, Stella & Vivian October 2019
  • Beth Munsinger October 2019
  • John Boyle October 2019 $500.00
  • Michele Ryga October 2019
  • Lisa Galis September 2019 $100.00
  • Jenny Eng Hi Karla, Thank you for sharing your story to me and explaining this Disease. I hope this fundraising not only raise more awareness among communities but hopefully get closer to finding a solution to combat this. Thank you! September 2019 $40.00
  • Carolyn Farrell September 2019 $84.30
  • JANET VILLAMAR May 2019 $50.00
  • Doug & Alice Kraus April 2019 $250.00
  • Stephen & Theresa Stolarik April 2019 $20.00
  • Lisa Singleton March 2019 $26.50
  • Anonymous March 2019
  • Amanda Raymond March 2019 $106.00
  • Candice Jarome-Davis January 2019 $25.00
  • Concetta Ledwalk January 2019 $25.00
  • Rosanna Bobbio November 2018 $100.00
  • Sheldon Adler November 2018 $212.00
  • Local Union 1556 of UBCJA November 2018 $500.00
  • Michele Ryga November 2018 $100.00
  • Cristina and Walter Dini October 2018 $200.00
  • Tina M. Albano October 2018 $100.00
  • RKHB Group LLC October 2018 $100.00
  • John D. Ljuljic October 2018 $50.00
  • Linda Kozik October 2018 $50.00
  • Theresa and Stephen Stolarik October 2018 $40.00
  • Paula Calimano October 2018 $40.00
  • Giulia Laterza October 2018 $40.00
  • Theresa and Stephen Stolarik October 2018 $20.00
  • Greg and Jean Wurzburger October 2018 $20.00
  • Lorraine Chiapperino October 2018 $20.00
  • Jonathan W. Lyon October 2018 $20.00
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 157 October 2018 $1,000.00
  • Amanda & Kevin Mclaughlan We pray there will be a cure for prion one day soon. Keep up the fight and God Bless. October 2018 $50.00
  • Donna Buonomo October 2018 $50.00
  • Lisa Galis October 2018 $100.00
  • Kristen Schwaner October 2018 $106.00
  • M. Viola October 2018 $25.00
  • Susan Viola October 2018 $50.00
  • Jeffrey Langer Sorry we can't be there this year....good luck with your goal!! October 2018 $250.00
  • Howard and Lisette Schoenfeld and Dapena Hi Lauren Sorry we cannot attend. I will be away As always wishing you the best Luv u October 2018
  • Anonymous Keep up the fight! Love you guys! Love, Susan LaBeau & Sandra Windels October 2018
  • Jeffrey Brill I am pleased to support your mission of helping families affected by Prion Disease about which I was previously unfamiliar until learning about it from Karla Piriz. October 2018 $200.00
  • Lucy Pedulla October 2018 $100.00
  • Jesse Peters October 2018 $53.00
  • Paula Calimano October 2018 $53.00
  • Susan Harrington October 2018 $26.50
  • Carpenter Local 926 of Brooklyn October 2018 $500.00
  • Jennifer Huang October 2018 $50.00
  • Paul Sanabria For the piriz prion disease Found raiser from Paul and Quisquella Sanabria October 2018 $1,060.00
  • Maria Pagan October 2018 $25.00
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of Americal - Local Union 45 September 2018 $1,000.00
  • Colleen Fragiorgi September 2018 $50.00
  • Anonymous September 2018 $106.00
  • Angelica Estrada September 2018 $30.00
  • Christina Carey September 2018 $159.00
  • Tina Calia Sonia and Jose will always be in our hearts and watching us from heaven with my parents. September 2018 $53.00
  • Adam Locke September 2018 $106.00
  • Laura Riker Love you guys September 2018 $50.00
  • Lea Haber Kuck September 2018 $212.00
  • New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters September 2018 $1,200.00
  • Brian Prochaska September 2018 $100.00
  • Brian Prochaska September 2018 $100.00
  • Mike Axelson September 2018 $21.20
  • Giulia Laterza September 2018 $30.00
  • Jordan Wall Thank you to the Piriz family for continuing this work! September 2018 $106.00
  • Aaron Murphy September 2018 $50.00
  • Janet Mediate September 2018 $26.50
  • Anonymous September 2018
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  • NYC and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters November 2019 $1,200.00
  • New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters September 2018 $1,200.00
  • Paul Sanabria For the piriz prion disease Found raiser from Paul and Quisquella Sanabria October 2018 $1,060.00
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local Union 157 December 2019 $1,000.00
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 157 October 2018 $1,000.00
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of Americal - Local Union 45 September 2018 $1,000.00
  • Local Union 1556 From Local Union 1556 October 2019 $500.00
  • John Boyle October 2019 $500.00
  • Local Union 1556 of UBCJA November 2018 $500.00
  • Carpenter Local 926 of Brooklyn October 2018 $500.00
  • Sheldon Adler Last month $265.00
  • Dyna-Tech Sales Corporation October 2019 $265.00
  • Pampered Chef December 2019 $262.50
  • Howard K. Schoenfeld, Attorney at Law November 2019 $250.00
  • Doug & Alice Kraus April 2019 $250.00
  • Jeffrey Langer Sorry we can't be there this year....good luck with your goal!! October 2018 $250.00
  • Sheldon Adler November 2018 $212.00
  • Lea Haber Kuck September 2018 $212.00
  • Julie Bedard October 2019 $200.00
  • Cristina and Walter Dini October 2018 $200.00
  • Jeffrey Brill I am pleased to support your mission of helping families affected by Prion Disease about which I was previously unfamiliar until learning about it from Karla Piriz. October 2018 $200.00
  • Christina Carey September 2018 $159.00
  • Dawn Marcinkiewicz October 2019 $106.00
  • Amanda Raymond March 2019 $106.00
  • Kristen Schwaner October 2018 $106.00
  • Anonymous September 2018 $106.00
  • Adam Locke September 2018 $106.00
  • Jordan Wall Thank you to the Piriz family for continuing this work! September 2018 $106.00
  • Eric and Barbara Marcinkiewicz October 2019 $100.00
  • Donna Buonomo You ladies do an amazing job every year. God Bless you!!❤️ October 2019 $100.00
  • Amanda Mclaughlan and Family What a wonderful thing to do each year in honor of your loved ones. I pray they will find a cure very soon. God bless. October 2019 $100.00
  • Adam Locke October 2019 $100.00
  • Lisa Galis September 2019 $100.00
  • Rosanna Bobbio November 2018 $100.00
  • Michele Ryga November 2018 $100.00
  • Tina M. Albano October 2018 $100.00
  • RKHB Group LLC October 2018 $100.00
  • Lisa Galis October 2018 $100.00
  • Lucy Pedulla October 2018 $100.00
  • Brian Prochaska September 2018 $100.00
  • Brian Prochaska September 2018 $100.00
  • Carolyn Farrell September 2019 $84.30
  • Jesse Peters October 2018 $53.00
  • Paula Calimano October 2018 $53.00
  • Tina Calia Sonia and Jose will always be in our hearts and watching us from heaven with my parents. September 2018 $53.00
  • JANET VILLAMAR May 2019 $50.00
  • John D. Ljuljic October 2018 $50.00
  • Linda Kozik October 2018 $50.00
  • Amanda & Kevin Mclaughlan We pray there will be a cure for prion one day soon. Keep up the fight and God Bless. October 2018 $50.00
  • Donna Buonomo October 2018 $50.00
  • Susan Viola October 2018 $50.00
  • Jennifer Huang October 2018 $50.00
  • Colleen Fragiorgi September 2018 $50.00
  • Laura Riker Love you guys September 2018 $50.00
  • Aaron Murphy September 2018 $50.00
  • Jenny Eng Hi Karla, Thank you for sharing your story to me and explaining this Disease. I hope this fundraising not only raise more awareness among communities but hopefully get closer to finding a solution to combat this. Thank you! September 2019 $40.00
  • Theresa and Stephen Stolarik October 2018 $40.00
  • Paula Calimano October 2018 $40.00
  • Giulia Laterza October 2018 $40.00
  • Giulia Laterza November 2019 $30.00
  • Angelica Estrada September 2018 $30.00
  • Giulia Laterza September 2018 $30.00
  • Lisa Singleton March 2019 $26.50
  • Susan Harrington October 2018 $26.50
  • Janet Mediate September 2018 $26.50
  • Candice Jarome-Davis January 2019 $25.00
  • Concetta Ledwalk January 2019 $25.00
  • M. Viola October 2018 $25.00
  • Maria Pagan October 2018 $25.00
  • Mike Axelson September 2018 $21.20
  • Stephen & Theresa Stolarik April 2019 $20.00
  • Theresa and Stephen Stolarik October 2018 $20.00
  • Greg and Jean Wurzburger October 2018 $20.00
  • Lorraine Chiapperino October 2018 $20.00
  • Jonathan W. Lyon October 2018 $20.00
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