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Our Family and CJD
1968 was the first year CJD raised its head in Charlie & Frances Wheeler’s descendants with their son Lewis Wheeler passing. Then in 1986, Joseph Menominee (grandchild) died in January and his brother Ronnie in December, with Frances’ nephew Clarence Kliber passing in August. Carl Wheeler (grandchild) died in 1991, Jerry Chodera (grandchild) in 1995, Rudy Menominee (Ronnie’s twin) passed in 2000, Dick Lewis (grandchild) in 2005, Sharon (Wheeler) Olson (grandchild) in September 2007 and Louis Wheeler (son of Lewis Wheeler) in December 2007, Leonard Wheeler (Sharon’s brother) in 2013, Tim Wheeler (another of Sharon’s brothers) in 2015, and Ellen (Wheeler) Mieseler (Sharon’s sister) in November 2019.
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To donate to my Strides for CJD text STRIDES2022 to 50155.
Donations of $250 and above are considered sponsorships.
- 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.