Help us find a cure for CJD!

We are participating in a fundraiser to help benefit the CJD Foundation, an organization that represents a cause very important to us. Please consider supporting us in our efforts for this worthy cause by raising money for CJD Research. It is our hope that some day there will be a treatment or cure for this horrible disease.

Karen had touched all our lives in so many ways and had been such a blessing to all of us, especially her family and close friends who love her and miss her so very much.

Everyone who knew her felt her kind, fun, caring nature, warm heart, generosity, enthusiasm and love of life.

Thank you for all your heartfelt donations, it is greatly appreciated!

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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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Our Team

  • Julie Pestka Julie Pestka
  • Victoria Pestka Victoria Pestka
  • Jennifer Joyce Jennifer Joyce
  • Matthew Myers Matthew Myers
  • Diane Kajdzik Diane Kajdzik
  • John  Kajdzik John Kajdzik
  • Carla Masilotti Carla Masilotti
  • Mike Joyce and Family Mike Joyce and Family
  • Michael Joyce Michael Joyce
  • Arya Joyce Arya Joyce
  • Claire Joyce Claire Joyce
  • Dan Joyce Dan Joyce

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Our Supporters

  • William Joyce September 2022 $500.00
  • Carol Fiorito September 2022
  • fly inguy September 2022 $2,051.04
  • Dan Joyce August 2022 $200.00
  • Matthew Myers August 2022 $200.00
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  • Robert Joyce August 2022 $5,000.00
  • fly inguy September 2022 $2,051.04
  • Freddie Barrett August 2022 $1,234.56
  • William Joyce September 2022 $500.00
  • Mike Joyce and Family August 2022 $500.00
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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.