Speedo Strong

Strides for Gary Speed

Join us for a walk/run in honor of my dad, Gary Speed, who passed away in 2021 after a brief and courageous battle with CJD. Currently, this devastating disease has no treatment or cure. Funds from this event will go toward the CJD Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide family support, medical education, and research programs. 

If you'd like to participate:

  1. Click "Register" on this page
  2. Sign up for an "individual or small group run/walk"
  3. Make sure you've been added to the "Speedo Strong" team
  4. Complete your registration (NOTE: your registration fee will NOT count toward our fundraising goal)
  5. Join our Facebook page to stay up to date about the event! 

A few notes: 

All participants who register by August will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Gary's name will only be included on this t-shirt if we reach our goal of $1,000 by August 14th at 11:59 pm Eastern time. 

Text to Give

To donate to my Strides for CJD text STRIDES2022 to 50155. 

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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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.