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: Memorial Park Conservancy - Eastern Glades, Promenade Pavilion

7575 North Picnic Lane, Houston, TX  77007

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:00am: Registration
  • 9:30am: Opening Remarks/Walk Begins
  • 10:30 am: Auction/Raffle

Captain: Alex Paddon-Jones - houstonstrides@outlook.com

On October 8, we are organizing the first annual CJD event in Houston, TX. It will be a chance for us to come together and celebrate those we lost to CJD, build a community, and exercise our bodies and fundraising skills!   

The Houston event hopes to raise $20,000. It’s a lofty goal but I know that we can meet it. All proceeds will go to the CJD Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide family support, medical education, and research programs. #CureCJD 

Join the Houston Strides for CJD Facebook group!

If you'd like to chat or help with the event in some way, please reach out. We are still looking for raffle donations. 

If you'd like to honor your loved one, please send a photo of them. We can print it, frame it, and put it on display and honor them during the pre-walk ceremony. We may have a candlelighting ceremony. 

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.

Houston Strides for CJD is in Honor of Doug Paddon-Jones and Others Affected by CJD

Welcome to the first Strides event in Houston, TX! 

A year ago, our beloved Doug Paddon-Jones passed away from an atrocious brain disease called Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD). In Doug’s case, the disease was swift and remorseless. He started to develop mild symptoms by the end of February, the diagnosis was confirmed in early June, and he passed away two months later. A few months after he passed away, I stumbled upon a spreadsheet that Doug had created to track his symptoms and their progression. A true scientist, he was keen to solve the mystery of his illness. Why was he getting dizzy, losing his mobility, balance, vision, and eventually his motor skills?  

He would want us to help find a cure for CJD, solve the mystery, and ensure that no other family endures the pain of seeing a loved one affected by this disease. 

Text to Give

To donate to Strides for CJD - Houston text Strides2022 houstonstrides 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

  • Biff Bowman 3 weeks ago $5,000.00
  • Strides '22 Houston Cash-Donations 4 weeks ago $240.00
  • Strides '22 Houston Square-Donations 4 weeks ago $526.00
  • Edouard Gajewski On behalf of Laurette Andrieu 4 weeks ago
  • Magdaleno Rios Last month $150.00
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  • Biff Bowman 3 weeks ago $5,000.00
  • Tyson Greer Last month $530.00
  • Doug, Kerin, and Olivia Mayne #CureCJD September 2022 $530.00
  • Strides '22 Houston Square-Donations 4 weeks ago $526.00
  • Vanessa Ramos We support you guys!!! September 2022 $500.00
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