About Strides for CJD

Strides for CJD is an annual walk/run to raise awareness of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a rare neurodegenerative disease that has no treatment or cure. Through this event, anyone -- anywhere -- can pay tribute to their loved ones and raise funds for the CJD Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide family support, medical education and research programs.


There are 23 Strides for CJD events taking place this year! If there is no Strides event near you, you can walk individually or as a small group in your community. Use these links to learn more about each event or go to the Locations page.

Saturday, October 1:

Auburn, CA

Boston, MA

Brownton, MN

Chicago, IL

Denver, CO

Morris County, NJ

Saratoga, NY

Seattle, WA

Wausau, WI



Sunday, October 2:

Bakersfield, CA


Saturday, October 8:

Akron, OH

Arlington, TX

Charleston, WV

Houston, TX

Johnsonburg, PA

Joppa, MD

Minneapolis Area, MN 

Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, October 9:

Atlanta, GA

Fairfax, VA

Newark, DE

Portland, OR

St. Louis, MO







About The CJD Foundation

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a rare, rapidly progessive neurodegenerative disease, one of several prion diseases caused by prion proteins that misfold in the brain. There is no treatment or cure and the disease is invariably fatal.

The mission of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation is to support families affected by prion disease, raise awareness, and support medical education and research.

We carry out this mission through: 

  • Family support including a 7-day HelpLine, referrals, support groups, and teleconference speaker series
  • Education and information for families, caregivers, medical professionals, and funeral professionals
  • Advocacy with political representatives and public policy makers
  • Annual Family Conference that brings together affected families and prion disease experts
  • Family Workshops held around the country
  • Collaboration with scientists, clinicians, medical centers, health authorities, professional organizations, and international patient associations
  • Communication of current research and Foundation activities via newsletter, social media, emails, and family teleconferences
  • Research grant program, with international awardees selected by our Scientific Advisory Committee





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Upload Your Strides for CJD Pictures!

Click on the link for your location:

Drag and drop pictures into the rectangle click Browse Computer, or upload pictures with the SmugMug application or from another service. (If you click Browse Computer, a window will pop-up. Find and select the pictures you want to upload and then click Open. The pictures will upload.)

After you have dragged and dropped or clicked Browse Computer and selected the pictures you want to upload, click the green DONE button in the top righthand corner.

Thank you for sharing your pictures!


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