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Delia's Dreamers

We walk and fundraise in honor of my mother. We are Delia’s Dreamers because she never stopped dreaming and pushing forward. #deliasdreamers#curecjd#strides4cjd

 

Delia Caban, is remembered for her fierce way of living. Her, “ I don’t care who doubts me. I will make a difference,” kind of attitude. She created her own social mobility, and moved away from the narrative stereotypes had laid down for her as a Puerto Rican growing up In Brooklyn in the 70s. She achieved her Master of Social work and ran 3 programs that assisted families effected by HIV/AIDS and assisted families by navigating the foster care system and ensuring the children had a chance to be placed in the homes of their family members.

But this is only a small part of her story, my mother lived and breathed advocacy for her friends and family. This incredible woman also prioritized caregiving for her mother since her adolescence years and dedicated her life to raising me. 

This force of a woman lost her battle to to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), at the age of 53. This disease currently has no cure and is still widely unrecognized by our medical system. Typically upon diagnosis families watch patients in a matter of weeks or months lose control of the bodies, speech, minds, and eventually themselves. 

 

Join us in our individual fund raiser this year, to raise money to continue research  for treatment and understanding of CJD, raise awareness, and support the CJD Foundation to continue their needed work with supporting families and caregivers caring for the patients suffering with this misunderstood monstrosity of a disease.

Delia's Dreamers Fundraiser Event

The Fundraiser Event will, again take place in Forest Park: 

Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Dr, Queens, NY 11421

The event can be found beside the Carousel. 

Date: July 9th, 2022

Time: TBD

MORE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED SOON. 

 

Please Contact Deliasdreamers2020@gmail.com for information about entering our WRITING CONTEST. The winner will receive a PRIZE and will be recognized at our indiviudal fundraising event. 

About Fundraising

Donations of $250 and above are considered sponsorships.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Diamond: $10,000
  • Platinum: $5,000
  • Gold: $1,000
  • Silver: $500
  • Bronze: $250

Diamond and Platinum Sponsors will have their name or logo displayed on participant t-shirts, the Strides for CJD website, and signage. Gold Sponsors will have their name or logo displayed on the Strides for CJD website, and will have their name listed on participant T-shirts and signage. Silver and Bronze Sponsors will have their name listed on the Strides for CJD website only.

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My Supporters

  • Kristel Torrellas Park Fundraiser Event and Writing contest. The $1000 Goal was met, my mother's name will be again be reflected this year on CJD Strides Shirt. The remainder of the funds will secure T-shirts for our top Donors, if you have not received a message from me July 2022 $424.00
  • Yesenia Negron July 2022 $79.50
  • Anonymous July 2022
  • Imani Misty In your honor July 2022 $70.00
  • Michael Williams July 2022 $53.00
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  • Kristel Torrellas Park Fundraiser Event and Writing contest. The $1000 Goal was met, my mother's name will be again be reflected this year on CJD Strides Shirt. The remainder of the funds will secure T-shirts for our top Donors, if you have not received a message from me July 2022 $424.00
  • Carl Graziano June 2022 $125.00
  • Elizabeth Soudant In memory of Kristel’s beautiful mother, Delia. ❤️ June 2022 $106.00
  • Yesenia Negron July 2022 $79.50
  • Imani Misty In your honor July 2022 $70.00
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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.

Funds raised support our programs including:

  • Our 24/7 helpline, support groups, conference, and other family programs throughout the year.
  • Research grants to help scientists make important discoveries and bring us closer to a cure.
  • Medical education to help raise awareness and understanding of prion disease.