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Vicki's Story

Vicki Holmes was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.  She had a kind heart and was always willing to help a friend in need.  She was very bright and organized, and had an attention for detail. 

But in May of 2018, Vicki became forgetful and disorganized, and could no longer work.  A month later, she had a minor car accident.  We realized her problem was serious as doctor's visits and testing began.  In September, she wandered out of the house, not knowing where she was going.  She would no longer be left alone.  In October, she was hospitalized and had more testing done.  With no conclusive results, we were referred to specialists in Cleveland, Ohio.  We made the trip to Cleveland for more tests and examinations.  We received the diagnosis of CJD in November of 2018.  

Vicki would live with CJD longer than most people.  She passed away on September 8th, 2019, which was 3 weeks after her 50th birthday - a milestone we thought Vicki would not see.   

We would like to raise money for CJD research with the hope that a treatment or cure may be found someday.  We would also like to raise awareness of the disease that took Vicki from us way too soon.  And finally, we would like to honor and celebrate Vicki's life with one of her favorite activities - walking.  We walked together in organized walks, fundraising walks, and around our neighborhood.

2022 will be the third year that we walk in Vicki's memory.

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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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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.