Wondering Around for Katie Pohl Dopirak
Please register to walk with us and/or donate to support the CJD Foundation, in memory of Katie and others who have been lost to CJD, as well as those facing CJD currently.
Your contributions will help the CJD Foundation continue to provide research funding to scientists and medical professionals working on projects involving CJD and prion disease, with the goal of finding treatments and hopefully a cure. In the last several years alone, there have been significant advancements in diagnostics and the overall understanding of CJD, so while CJD is still a fatal condition, with no known treatments or a cure, there has been progress, generating positive momentum for the future.
Further, your support will allow the CJD Foundation, a Charity Navigator 4 star (out of 4) rated 501(c)(3) organization, to continue to provide informational, educational and emotional support to families facing CJD and those encountering CJD generally.
Our team name this year comes from the new children's book, "Wondering Around" by Meg Fleming. Meg was a dear friend and close writing confidante of Katie's. It was Meg who stepped up and, along with Katie's editor, publisher and illustrator, ensured that Hurry Up made it to publication after Katie's CJD diagnosis. Meg dedicated "Wondering Around" to Katie, noting that Katie inspired her to write it in the Summer of 2018, as Meg sought to do something positive during a difficult time. Meg completed her manuscript and was able to share it with Katie by video prior to Katie's passing. Thus, we are excited to make "Wondering Around" our rallying cry for this year's Strides for CJD effort, our 4th year participating.
Thanks in advance for your support!
The Pohl Family
Location: South Park Museum and Track, 2100 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA 15129
Candle lighting ceremony--10:30
Silent auction winners announced--11:30
Text to Give
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.