Jerry’s Crusaders

Walking for a Cure ❤️
My dad, Jerry Hartman died on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022 after a months long journey with CJD. ❤️
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare fatal degenerative neurological disease that is caused by prions. We first noticed his symptoms in April, just forgetfulness and balance issues. By July, he could barely walk. In August, he was diagnosed. September I resigned from teaching in Vallarta and moved home to take care of him with my mom. He slowly progressed after that, but had a turning point over the New Year. His last month was incredibly hard for all of us.
My dad was my best friend, the person I turned to for so much, and an inspiration to so many. I miss him. ❤️
Please consider donating to our team. Donations will be used to support research for CJD which at this time has no treatment or cure.
- Stephanie Hartman

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

  • Karen Ferguson Jerry was one of the finest humans I have known. Kind, full of faith, compassionate. He is truly missed. He didn't deserve to get this awful disease. Prayers for his loved ones. October 2022 $50.00
  • Barbara Nothstein In memory of Jerry Hartman, our wonderful neighbor. September 2022 $53.00
  • Jo Anne Dunleavy September 2022 $100.00
  • Charles Worth Jerry was a dear friend and remains so. September 2022 $106.00
  • Rose Ann Villa September 2022
  • Brian Sullivan July 2022 $300.00
  • Bill Loftus Crusader Strong! June 2022 $265.00
  • Julie Hartman July 2022 $250.00
  • Debbie Hartman April 2022 $250.00
  • Jean Marie Porter July 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.