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Strides for CJD --In Honor of Gary Low
Gary Low was my brother-in-law (Roger's brother) and a great friend. He was such a kind and gentle person and was a huge part of our lives.
As most of you know, Gary was diagnosed with and died from CJD in 2020. His diagnosis and rapid decline were a shock to us to say the least. He said he was a little unsteady and "dizzy" and we urged him to get seen by a doctor, thinking it might just be vertigo or some "inner ear issue". We could not have been more wrong. Watching Gary's disease progression over the next few weeks was devastating to the whole family and his many friends.
We miss him every day and this fundraising walk is one way we hope to keep his memory alive and raise money to help fund research. Hopefully one day treatment can be given for this terrible disease that takes our loved ones too young and too quickly.
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.