Event Details

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Online registration is now closed. Registration day of the event will be available on-site.

Date: Saturday, October 8

Location: Veterans Park

3600 W. Arkansas Ln., Arlington, TX  76016

Schedule of Events:

  • 8:30am-9:00 am: Registration
  • 9:00am: Donuts/Visiting Time
  • 9:20am: Opening Remarks
  • 9:30am: Group Photo/Walk Begins

Captain: Michelle Montgomery - arlingtonstrides@outlook.com

Registration Information

  • Register by Wed., Aug. 24th, 11:59pm ET to receive a free Strides for CJD t-shirt with your registration.
  • Registration costs $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under thru Thurs., Sept. 15th, 11:59pm ET. After that, costs jump to $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 & under.
  • Online registration ends Thursday, 12:00pm ET the Thursday before your event. After that, you can register on-site the day of your event.

Michelle Montgomery is the Captain of the Arlington Strides for CJD in memory of her father. Arlington Strides for CJD is in memory and support of all those affected by CJD.

In September 2019, Michelle Montgomery’s father started not feeling well, complaining of being in a ‘brain cloud’ and confused. There were just three weeks from when he went to the hospital that month to when he passed away on October 5. His cause of death was Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a rare neurodegenerative disease that has no cure. CJD, a “prion” disease, is caused by misfolded proteins in the brain, called prions.

While rare, CJD affects thousands of families across the U.S. In 2020, to help process her grief, Michelle signed up to host a Strides for CJD event in Arlington, the first event in all of Texas. 

This year’s event in Arlington will resume being in person and take place on Saturday, October 8 at Veterans Park. For Michelle, the event is an annual tribute to her father’s life, gathering of other community members who have had a devastating experience with prion disease, and a way to make an impact by funding research.

“It’s nice to be joined by others who have been affected by this horrific disease and form a network so other families don’t have to go through it alone. Seeing everyone gather, reminds me of how loved my father was and how much support I have in my own community,” said Michelle.

At the event, families say the names of all who have passed and share photos at the memory table that is set up.

Text to Give

To donate to Strides for CJD - Arlington text Strides2022 arlingtonstrides 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.

Our Supporters

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  • Urgent Care Of Texas Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday… unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. - From Urgent Care Texas Team 3 weeks ago $100.00
  • Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce We are so sorry for your loss. On behalf of the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and Hot Springs Metro Partnership Board of Directors 3 weeks ago $200.00
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  • Amy Hargrove Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. Tricia will be missed by so many!Mark and Amy Hargrove 3 weeks ago $500.00
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