November 12th is International CJD Awareness Day

What is CJD?
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a rare, fatal brain disorder within a group of illnesses called prion diseases. The incidence of CJD cases worldwide is one to two cases, per million individuals, per year. In the United States this statistic translates to nearly 500 new cases per year. There is one CJD death per every 6,000 to 10,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

Fiv Ways to Recognize International CJD Awareness Day on November 12 (every year):

  1. Educate your friends, physicians, and community about CJD with our CJD Fact Sheet.
  2. Remember those affected by visiting the CJD Memory Quilt.
  3. Wear purple to show your support!
  4. Add the International CJD Awareness Day frame to your Facebook photo.
  5. Share your story on social media using hashtags: #CureCJD #CJDFoundation #InternationalCJDAwarenessDay