Event Details

Stride individually or as a small group in Bakersfield, CA this year!  There will not be a physical walk in Bakersfield, CA this year; however, you can raise awareness and funds by running/walking in your neighborhood.  Wear your t-shirt (see the deadline to receive a t-shirt below), and take and share pictures on social media to help raise awareness of CJD and raise funds for the CJD Foundation!

To participate in Strides as an individual or a small group, click the "Register" button to the right, and register yourself and/or your small group.

To receive a t-shirt, be sure to register by September 1st at 11:59pm Eastern time.  If you register by the deadline, you will be mailed your t-shirt by mail by the first weekend of October.

Thank you for walking in your community as part of Strides for CJD 2021!


August 31, 2021 Letter from Lavonne C. Hall:

Dear friends and supporters of Strides for CJD – Bakersfield,

We were so eagerly looking forward to joining together on October 3 to walk/run in memory of those affected by Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. 

This year would have been extra special in that we would be hosting the event at its new home at California State University Bakersfield and the soon-to-be-completed Harvey L. Hall Family Plaza.

Throughout our planning for this year’s event, we knew there was the possibility of not being able to hold an in-person gathering due to the pandemic.  Unfortunately, we have now received word that CSUB has finalized its event policy for the Fall semester and will not allow any CSUB space rentals for this year, including Strides for CJD – Bakersfield.

While we are disappointed that we will not be able to gather in person, considering the current COVID-19 surge impacting Bakersfield, we believe this is the best decision for everyone’s health and safety.  As a result, the committee is now shifting gears to change Strides for CJD – Bakersfield to a virtual event.    

We are in contact with the CJD Foundation regarding event t-shirt distribution and other items related to our event.  We will share updates on the Bakersfield page available by going to https://www.strides4cjd.com and clicking on the link for our city.

There is good news to share!  Currently, Strides for CJD – Bakersfield is the Top Fundraising Location in the United States raising $57,407.89!  This was made possible through the support of our teams, including Team Big H in Memory of Harvey L. Hall ($51,359.00), Khachatur Manukyan ($1,805.00), Linda Jones ($2,377.89), and Larry Koman in Memory of Wayne Lepine ($100.00).  Your support will enable the CJD Foundation to continue to provide family support, research, and education towards finding a cure for CJD.  Thank You!

Although we cannot come together on October 3, a virtual event offers the opportunity to walk/run in memory of your loved one at a neighborhood park or the bike path.  Be sure to take pictures and post them with the following hashtags: #Strides4CJD #Strides4CJDBakersfield #CureCJD.

Stay safe, and we hope to see you in October 2022. 


Lavonne C. Hall
Strides for CJD - Bakersfield


Captains: Lavonne C. Hall and Mark Corum, corumm@hallamb.com 


About Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease 

Strides for CJD enables families to pay tribute to loved ones impacted by Creuztfeldt-Jakob Disease, and raise awareness of this rare neurodegenerative disease that currently has no treatment or cure.  CJD is caused by ‘prions,’ proteins that can misfold in the brain, with devastating effect, including rapid mental and physical deterioration.  Prion diseases are invariably fatal.  


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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, to provide family support, medical education and research programs.


  • Rudy Salas 6 days ago
  • Mary Kenny 1 week ago $200.00
  • Assemblymember Vince Fong 1 week ago $1,000.00
  • Congressman Kevin and Judy McCarthy 2 weeks ago $1,000.00
  • Dewi & Terry Adams Keep up the fight to cure this awful disease. 2 weeks ago $530.00
  • View More Recent Supporters
  • Harvey L. Hall Charitable Family Foundation, Inc. May 2021 $10,000.00
  • Hall Ambulance Service, Inc.l In memory of our founder whose ideals of Care, Compassion and Community resonate every day. Last month $5,300.00
  • Cindy Elbert Insurance Services, Inc. Last month $5,000.00
  • Amy Hall July 2021 $5,000.00
  • Lavonne Hall April 2021 $5,000.00
  • View More Top Donors





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Team Big H in Memory of Harvey L. Hall






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Khachatur Manukyan






Linda Jones






Larry Koman in memory of Wayne Lepine