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Our Mom Kris

Kristen Forward

December 6, 1949 – June 25, 2012


Our mom Kris is easy to describe because she was beautiful inside and out.  She was a light to everyone she encountered and had the most beautiful “smiling eyes”.  Kris had this extraordinary ability to connect with anyone.  Her infectious personality was her most memorable trait. She was the person you could trust, get advice from, and lean on.  She lived her life to the fullest and never passed up an opportunity to have fun.  She loved traveling, celebrating and giving back.  We could never understand how she had so much energy!  When we tell stories about her life I can’t help but laugh because her life stories are so incredible.  She was generous, kind, spirited, spontaneous, fashionable, hardworking, a sales girl, a dancer, social butterfly, never embarrassed, passionate, do anything for anyone, beautiful, supportive, special, one in a million.

Xoxo, Lindsay & Jill (daughters)

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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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  • Wendy and Joe Davis Great work Stride FORWARD! Last month $106.00
  • Julie Dillon October 2022 $53.00
  • Julie Chez Love you Kris! October 2022 $150.00
  • Judith Murzyn October 2022
  • Angela Nicasio She was simply “the best”! Miss her so very much. Always & Forever in my heart❣️ October 2022 $53.00
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  • Eagle Flexible Packaging September 2022 $500.00
  • Julie Chez Love you Kris! October 2022 $150.00
  • Katie Capaccio September 2022 $150.00
  • Wendy and Joe Davis Great work Stride FORWARD! Last month $106.00
  • Renee Livernois September 2022 $106.00
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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.