Striding for Leonard Rich

Why I Stride

Strides for CJD became an important part of my life five years ago when my father was diagnosed and ultimately passed from the disease. CJD is a rare neurodegenerative disease that progresses rapidly and is always fatal. Strides for CJD is a yearly fundraising walk meant to bring awareness to the disease and raise funds to continue research and support families affected by the disease. 

I participate in Strides for CJD to honor my father's life and to educate people about this devastating disease. I hope that you will help me support the efforts of the CJD Foundation through donation or by sharing information about this disease with others. 

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.