My Personal Fundraising Page
Please donate to our fundraiser for our beloved father, husband, and friend, Rick Ozog. Rick was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in February, 2022, after having begun to develop symptoms only a few weeks prior. He was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital from his home in Bangor, Maine, when he began to show more severe symptoms, and he was diagnosed at MGH. His illness progressed very rapidly- only one week after his diagnosis, he passed away. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. We have not only lost our loved one, but our sense of safety that things happen for a reason or that illness is preventable or treatable. This disease has taught us that horribly random things can befall people without cause, and Strides for CJD offers a space for participants to be around others who understand the particular feeling of loss from this rare disease. Rick is so very missed by his family, friends, co-workers, community, and all of the animals for whom he cared so much. We are honored to help raise money to fund research to find a cure for CJD!
Text to Give
To donate to my Strides for CJD text STRIDES2022 to 50155.
Donations of $250 and above are considered sponsorships.
- 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.
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.