UFFDA for Brenda Fundraising Page

We stride in memory of Brenda!

Strides4CJD team UFFDA for Brenda was created in 2020 in memory of Brenda Miller. She was diagnosed with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in October of 2019. After fighting a courageous battle, she passed away on June 7, 2020, at the age of 57 years.

We strive to educate and bring awareness of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, especially through the Strides4CJD walk event. Brenda and her family have always been willing to volunteer for their family, friends, church, community, and schools. This is a way to honor her legacy by helping other families affected by CJD.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a rare, fatal brain disorder within a group of illnesses called prion diseases. The incidence of CJD cases worldwide is one to two cases, per million individuals per year. In the United States this statistic translates to nearly 500 new cases per year. Eighty-five percent of CJD cases are sporadic, meaning there is no known cause at present.

This year we are optimistic that we will have public walk event. It is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2022 in Brownton. Event activities planned include a candlelight tribute, breakfast, silent auction, games, crafts and the Strides4CJD walk/run.

Event Details:
8:00am: Strides4CJD participant check in starts in the park
8:30am - 11:00am: Pancakes Breakfast at the Community Center (Free will donation)
8:30am - 10:45am: Silent Auction - at the Community Center
9:00am: Candlelight Tribute in the park
9:15am: Strides4CJD Walk/Run starting in the park
10:00am - 11:00am: Harvest Party Activities at the community center

Registration Info:

  • Adults: $30 before September 16th, $35 on or after September 16th
  • Children 12 and Under: $20 before September 16th, $25 on or after September 16th


Text to Give

To donate to Team UFFDA for Brenda Strides for CJD text Uffdaforbrenda2022 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.