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In Memory of Eileen Burke

Please join us in our efforts to raise awareness around Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), an extremely rare and always fatal neurodegenerative disease with no current treatment or cure.  It affects about one person in every one million per year worldwide and the average life expectancy is 6 months.

We are walking in memory of Eileen Burke, a loving mother, wife, friend, healer, and helper to many. Eileen was taken from us last year after a short, yet courageous battle with CJD. She loved nothing more than to get outside and exercise at every opportunity, so it only feels fitting that we take part in this walk in her honor. 

Strides for CJD helps provide family support, medical education, and research programs to help find treatments and hopefully a cure. Sadly, due to the rarity and rapidly progressive nature of this horrible disease, by the time the diagnosis is received, most are already in the final stages. This was the case with Eileen, as we lost her 9 days after receiving the devastating news. If our efforts, however big or small, can help fund research that eventually prevents one less family from having to experience such a loss, then we will consider it a success.

If you wish to join Team Eileen and walk with us on Saturday, October 1st or simply wish to donate, you can so directly on this page. Thank you for helping us carry on her legacy and fight for a cure to CJD.

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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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  • Sarah Kerry September 2022 $26.50
  • Katie Wood & Sondra Davis September 2022 $100.00
  • Becky Cole September 2022 $31.80
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  • Bruce Burke September 2022 $266.80
  • Ryan and Amanda Conlon September 2022 $265.00
  • Michael and Barbara Burke September 2022 $250.00
  • Tom & Mary MacInnis September 2022 $212.00
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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.