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In loving memory of Jim Gaughan

We Stride in Honor of Jim

We are walking in honor of Jim Gaughan! Jim was an incredible husband, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, deacon, and friend to so many. Jim was a huge Cubs fan and loved watching them win the World Series in 2016. Jim was a one of a kind person who will never be forgotten. We stride in his honor and in hopes for a cure! 

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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Our Supporters

  • Strides '22 Chicago Square-Donations November 2022 $150.00
  • Michael Brennan October 2022 $50.00
  • Veronica Hancock September 2022 $50.00
  • Eileen Mattison Your eyes will always be smiling. You are missed and loved. September 2022
  • Margaret Mary McClaren September 2022 $106.00
  • Ed Enyart August 2022 $530.00
  • Kristi Stillson Every little bit helps. I love you Tracy!! I’m happy to donate for your dad. RIP Mr. Gaughan. You are missed. September 2022 $250.00
  • Angela Anderson September 2022 $215.60
  • Natalie & Gene Griffin This is such a beautiful way to honor Jim’s memory and provide hope for others. Peace be with you. August 2022 $212.00
  • Sharon Gaughan August 2022 $200.00

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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.