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We walk in honor of our Uncle Jorge. He was the definition of the best uncle. Our Uncle Jorge was the guy who was always there for everyone's life milestones showing his love and support. Any and every birthday, baby shower, baptism, first communion, wedding, and even bridal showers, he was there- not only to party; but, to helping with keeping guests feel welcomed, making sure everyone was fed, and that the party kept going. He would be the first person there to help set-up, and he'd be the last person there making sure it was all cleaned up. His loyalty to his family, friends, and coworkers made him everyone's Uncle Jorge.
When the spring showers brought the quick-growing grass, he'd be out there cutting everyone's lawn. Falls' first batch of leaves, they'd be raked into piles already. The first snow fall, our driveways would be shoved before we had to head out to work. He was that uncle.

Our Uncle Jorge not only provided for his family, but went above and beyond his family man duties to make sure we had everything we needed. His hardworking and selflessness made him who he was. 
When our uncle fell sick, it turned our world upside down. The man with the infectious smile wasn't smiling the same. He wasn't talking as much. We knew something was wrong. The moment we knew something was wrong, we needed to give him the same support and comfort he had given us our whole lives. We walk in honor of our perfect, loving, supportive, strong-willed Uncle Jorge. We walk to raise money for a cure for the disease that took him too soon from us. We walk to raise awareness and for families struggling to find answers. We walk for him. Please help raise funds in his memory.  Every penny counts so please help us reach our goal. 

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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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Our Supporters

  • Marisol Pulido September 2022 $24.80
  • Javier Orozco September 2022 $265.00
  • Panagiota Melonas September 2022 $60.00
  • Compassion Funeral Service August 2022 $1,000.00
  • Michelle Vargas August 2022 $106.00
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  • Compassion Funeral Service August 2022 $1,000.00
  • Javier Orozco September 2022 $265.00
  • Michelle Vargas August 2022 $106.00
  • John Dicristofano August 2022 $100.00
  • Ashley & Gina DiCristofano & Mathew In loving memory of Jorge Ascencio. We walk to remember and to raise awareness! Love you guys! August 2022 $100.00
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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.